Parrot releases 4G drone data link

The new ANAFI Ai drone uses 4G as the main data link between the drone and the operator. The platform released by Parrot is used to solve transmission restrictions. Inspired by nature, this drone integrates a 4G radio module (except Wi-Fi radio) for professionals, allowing 1080p video transmission with very low latency (300 milliseconds), without range limitation, all over the world.

4G enables drones to be precisely controlled at any distance. For BVLOS flights, it can stay connected even if there are obstacles. ANAFI Ai embeds a safety element in the drone and its Skycontroller 4 for the first time. The 4G link between the drone and the user's mobile phone is encrypted. The security element not only protects the integrity of the software, but also protects the privacy of the transmitted data.

The application is open source, and the company provides developers with a software development kit (SDK) to create custom code for drones to execute in flight. The SDK can access all flight sensors, including obstacle avoidance sensors, occupancy grids, and Internet access.

The obstacle avoidance system detects obstacles in all directions, uses a stereo camera to perceive objects and automatically avoids obstacles. According to, a 48MP main camera and a powerful and stable 4K 60fps/HDR 10 camera can capture fine aerial images and smooth video footage.

FlyDragon 30-200 KM Video & Data and telemetry drone data link

30-200 KM Video & Data and telemetry data link

100 KM long range Video & Data and telemetry for UAV

Flydragon long-distance image, data link, and remote control integrated data link products provide highly reliable communication connections for industrial-grade unmanned systems.  has strong anti-interference performance, stable signal, rich interface types, supply30-200KM link custom made.,

The Flydragon-SDI data link has a built-in industrial-grade high-performance H.264 image encoder, supports SDI interface video input, realizes three-in-one image transmission, data transmission, and remote control. The ground end outputs a video stream through a network interface and uses computer software to decode The decoding software has local storage and forwarding functions. The end-to-end image delay is at least 250ms.

Working in L, S band
Broadband transmission, air rate 10Mbps
Communication link establishment/recovery time is less than 10ms
Reliable communication and strong anti-interference ability
Excellent electromagnetic compatibility, no interference to GPS, pod and gimbal
Transmission distances of 3, 5, 10, 20, 40 kilometers and more than 50 kilometers can be selected (under visual conditions)
With 1 1080P60 SDI HD image, 4 digital transmission, 2 remote control interface
1 independent PWM channel output on the airborne end, can be used for signal control such as drop and lighting
The ground side adopts software decoding, and the decoding software has local storage and forwarding functions
Optimized transmission of 1080P high-definition video stream with minimum end-to-end delay of 250ms
Can realize point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, relay networking applications
Cold start time 5 seconds.

typical application
When users choose SDI interface pods, they need to choose Flydragon-SDI data link radio. InfoFly-SDI has a built-in high-performance industrial-grade SDI interface encoder that outputs H.264 code stream.

Figure 2. Typical application of Flydragon-SDI data link
Airborne end: SDI interface connects to pod or PTZ camera; COM1 interface connects to flight control data transmission interface for data transmission between flight control and ground station; SBUS1 interface connects to flight control for manual remote control flight; SBUS2 interface Connect PTZ to control PTZ. If the gimbal supports data transmission port control, InfoFly-SDI has 4 data transmission interfaces, and it can also support the gimbal control through the data transmission port.
Ground end: LAN port connects to the computer, receives H.264 high-definition image code stream and performs software decoding. The decoding software has functions such as local storage and network forwarding. The COM1 port is used to connect the flight control ground station to complete the telemetry remote control data transmission; the COM2 port can be used to control the gimbal and pan/tilt; the PPM1 remote control interface is connected to the first remote control through the trainer line to control the flight; the PPM2 remote control interface is passed The trainer line is connected to a second remote control for controlling pods or other loads. If the PTZ on the airborne end is controlled by a digital transmission interface, the ground needs to connect the PTZ control box to the corresponding digital transmission interface.