Parrot Business Solutions is proud to announce the all-new senseFly eBee X. The eBee X is an end-to-end fixed-wing drone solution that launches with the promise that “it’s not about the drone,” but instead about overcoming business challenges.
The eBee X sets a new benchmark for what a fixed-wing drone can do. This enterprise-grade solution is designed to boost the quality, efficiency and safety of geospatial professionals’ data collection, and serves as a truly all-in-one solution that lets professionals map without limits.
One tool, multiple cameras, for every job
The eBee X comes with a range of revolutionary new cameras to suit every mapping job—from land surveying and topographic mapping to urban planning, crop mapping, thermal mapping, environmental monitoring and many more.
These cameras include:
- The senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D: a unique drone photogrammetry camera with a one-inch sensor, which changes orientation during flight to capture three images (two oblique, one nadir) every time, instead of just one, for a much wider field of view. The result is stunning digital 3D reconstructions in vertically-focused environments—such as urban areas, open pit mines and coastlines—over larger areas than quadcopter drones can achieve. senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D is optimised for quick, robust image processing with Pix4Dmapper software.
- The senseFly Aeria X: a compact drone photogrammetry camera with APS-C sensor. This rugged innovation offers an ideal blend of size, weight and DSLR-like image quality. Thanks in part to its built-in Smart Exposure technology, it provides outstanding image detail and clarity, in virtually all light conditions, allowing operators to map for more hours per day than ever before.
- The senseFly Duet T: a dual-camera thermal mapping rig, which lets mapping professionals create geo-accurate thermal maps and digital surface models quickly and easily. The Duet T includes both a high-resolution (640 x 512 px) thermal infrared camera and a senseFly S.O.D.A. RGB camera with one-inch sensor. Both image sources can be accessed as required, while the rig’s built-in Camera Position Synchronisation feature works in sync with Pix4Dmapper photogrammetry software (optional) to simplify the map reconstruction process.
The eBee X is also compatible with the Parrot Sequoia+ multispectral camera for agriculture, the senseFly S.O.D.A. drone photogrammetry camera and senseFly Corridor for simple and efficiency linear mapping.
“Operation is easy, the drone’s Steep Landing technology is very useful, and the quality of the senseFly Aeria X means you can fly higher to achieve the same detail or stay low and take even better pictures” Armin Weber, Survey Engineer/Co-Owner, Lerch Weber AG
Meet every project’s requirements
The eBee X can meet the exacting requirements of every project. Its unique Endurance Extension option unlocks a flight time of up to 90 minutes (versus a maximum endurance of 59 minutes by default). With this capability activated, the drone is able to achieve vast single-flight coverage of up to 500 ha (1,235 ac) at 122 m (400 ft), while the eBee X’s built-in High-Precision on Demand (RTK/PPK) function helps operators to achieve absolute accuracy of down to 3 cm (1.2 in)—without ground control points.
Work every site, no matter how challenging
The eBee X allows users to work virtually every site, no matter how demanding, thanks to the drone’s built-in Steep Landing technology, ultra-robust design, live air traffic data and more, all backed by senseFly’s professional, localised support.
“I immediately felt comfortable flying the eBee X and the senseFly Aeria X is a phenomenal mapping camera. As for that material on the body, I can’t believe how strong that stuff is!”
Scott Hiebert, CEO, Green Aero Tech
The eBee X comes with senseFly’s eMotion flight planning and data management software and is available for purchase now from authorised senseFly distributors.