FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (headquartered in Nishinomiya, Japan, President: Mr. Yukio Furuno) is pleased to announce that its latest Multi-GNSS Receiver Module "GN-87" has been adopted for the new quadricopter "Bebop Drone" of Parrot SA (headquartered in Paris, France, Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Henri Seydoux), a leader in advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals.
Parrot's quadricopter "Bebop Drone" piloted with the Skycontroller
Appearance of FURUNO's Multi-GNSS Receiver Chip "eRideOPUS 7"
(left) and Multi-GNSS Receiver Module "GN-87" (right) (unit: cm)
FURUNO's latest Multi-GNSS Receiver Module, GN-87 can receive GPS (USA), Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) and Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS, Japan) and GLONASS (Russia) concurrently, which significantly improves positioning success rate and robustness against interferences by using different frequency bands.
About Parrot SA
Founded in 1994, Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced technology wireless products. Parrot offers the most extensive range of hands-free communication and infotainment systems on the market for vehicles. Additionally, Parrot designs connected objects with a focus in audio and gardening. Since 2010, Parrot has been expanding in the UAV market with leisure drones like the Parrot AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via Wi-Fi, the Parrot MiniDrones and the Bebop Drone, as well as solutions for professional use such as agriculture and mapping.
About Parrot Bebop Drone
Parrot Bebop Drone, equipped with a 14 mega pixels "fisheye-lens" camera, takes video and pictures of the world in a 180 degrees field with remarkable image quality. The Parrot Bebop Drone integrates ingenious mechanical and digital systems, like shock absorbers that cushion engine vibrations and algorithms for an exclusive 3-axis image stabilization, meaning that the angle of the view remains fixed, without distortion, regardless of the inclination of the drone and movement caused by turbulence. The combination of numerous sensors gives the Bebop Drone impressive stability and great maneuverability when piloted via Wi-Fi with a Smartphone and a tablet, or with its Wi-Fi extender, Parrot Skycontroller.
FURUNO's GN-87 supports sensing for autonomous flying according to flight routes preset on the map application by user, automatic return to takeoff position, recording flight path data for 3D modeling on Parrot Academy map. According to Parrot, selecting FURUNO's GN-87 multi-GNSS receiver module enables the simple integration with a high performance GNSS receiver module while guaranteeing high quality and high volume supply availability.
Parrot's product information site
Parrot's introduction movie of "Bebop Drone"
About FURUNO's Multi-GNSS Receiver "eRideOPUS7" and "GN-87"
FURUNO's Multi-GNSS Receiver Chip "eRideOPUS 7", announced in March, 2013, is a single-chip LSIs capable of concurrently receiving signals from GPS operated by United States, SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems), QZSS (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System) operated by Japan and GLONASS operated by Russia. The "GN-87" is our latest Multi-GNSS Receiver Module designed with our "eRideOPUS 7" single chip.
Please visit FURUNO's websites for more information about our Multi-GNSS Receiver Chips and Modules.
FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
System Products Division
2-20 Nishinomiya-hama, Nishinomiya, 662-0934, Japan
Phone: +81-798-33-9588 Fax: +81-798-33-7511
FURUNO USA, Inc.
70 Engerman Avenue Denton, MD 21629, U.S.A.
Phone: +1(410) 479-4420 Fax: +1(410) 479-4429
FURUNO DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
Konrad Zuse Platz 8, Munich 81829, Germany
Phone: +49 89 207 042 340