Real-Time NDVI Video Streaming is Giant Leap for Agronomists Everywhere
Sentera’s Latest Sensor Offers Live NDVI Video — Streaming Direct to Your Mobile Device in Real Time
DALLAS, Texas – January 20, 2017 – GeoShack, Inc., today announced the release of LiveNDVI™ Video: live streamed NDVI video via Sentera’s Double 4K sensor. This industry exclusive breakthrough technology will offer agronomists worldwide the fastest way to make decisions and specify inputs based on complete, real-time data. Sentera’s Double 4K sensor processes Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data in-flight, on the sensor, and livestreams NDVI video directly to the user’s mobile device on the ground, the moment it’s captured.
The Double 4K sensor is the only sensor that livestreams NDVI video, packing a lot of power in a tiny, efficient, lightweight package:
- Integrated Snapdragon processor
- Integrated inertial measurement unit (IMU)
- 128GB of onboard storage
- 12 MP high-precision near-infrared (NIR) sensor
- 12 MP high-resolution color (RGB) sensor
- Real-time 4K video at 30 frames of per second
Capabilities like LiveNDVI continue to reduce the time and expense associated with lower-value data collection tasks. By collecting higher-quality data faster and less expensively than ever before, agronomists can focus on high value advisory and prescriptive tasks, bring more acres under management, and provide better advice, to more growers, at a lower cost.
“Real Time NDVI Streaming is a real game changer for the Agricultural Industry. We are pleased to now offer this industry exclusive feature through GeoShack’s AG team,” said Mr. Scott Beathard, President and CEO for GeoShack. “We recently announced the addition of UAV’s to the AG team portfolio and with Real Time NDVI, the agronomist now has more choices and more ways to do crop analysis than ever before. By seamlessly managing drones and sensor data, then making it shareable and searchable, a crop consultant or farmer will increase operational efficiencies while driving additional profits to their bottom lines.”
“This is a great new tool for agronomists and other advisors,” said Eric Taipale, CEO of Sentera. “Users have been limited in what they could immediately take away from sensor data while they’re still at the field’s edge. With the Double 4K’s LiveNDVI capability, these users get definitive NDVI data on the entire field immediately, and with complete confidence. It could not be faster, and it costs less than traditional methods of data collection.”
Greg Emerick, executive vice president of Sentera, enthused: “Our engineers have perfected the output of the Double 4K. They developed a solution that captures precise crop health data, performs algorithms on- board the sensor in-flight, and pushes the data to the ground as soon as it’s captured.”
LiveNDVI Video is offered exclusively with Sentera’s Omni™ quadcopter and Phoenix™ 2 fixed-wing drones. Both Compatible UAV platforms are sold through GeoShack’s AG team.