How Verizon shuttering Skyward impacts Parrot ANAFI Ai drone rollout

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Skyward, wireless carrier Verizon’s drone software subsidiary, will be ending operations in the coming weeks. In addition to the quandary this development presents Skyward customers with, the unexpected news puts in a limbo European drone maker Parrot’s plan to make its ANAFI Ai craft 4G-enabled right out of the box.

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Verizon is closing its Skyward drone management company

Telecom heavyweight Verizon has surprised industry observers by abruptly revealing it will be winding down and closing operation of its Skyward drone management business in the next several weeks, shuttering a unit it only bought in 2017.

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Skyward widens support for DJI drone flight logs

Skyward drone management platform now supports flight logs from some of DJI’s newest aircraft models, including the Mavic 3, Mavic Air 2, and Air 2S.

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Skyward gives InFlight app a huge makeover; see what’s new

The Skyward team has completely refreshed the InFlight mobile app from the ground up. Skyward’s airspace management and flight planning app now features a brand-new design and comes with a color-coded “stoplight” system that warns drone pilots about serious, moderate, or low-level concerns.

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Parrot partners with Verizon to give ANAFI Ai drone 4G LTE connectivity out of the box

It’s been a month since Parrot announced its new commercial drone, ANAFI Ai — an admittedly stylish machine that uses 4G LTE as the primary data link between the drone and the operator. Now, we have more details on how Parrot will make sure operators in the United States are able to utilize this intriguing feature out of the box.

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Verizon’s Skyward joins forces with Pix4D for cloud-based drone data processing

Skyward, a Verizon company, is integrating professional drone photogrammetry software Pix4D into its online platform. This partnership will allow Skyward customers to leverage cloud-based drone data processing and convert their data into 2D maps and 3D models – without ever leaving the Skyward platform.

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