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Apr 27, 2017 | News

Sentera gives agriculture drones more precision

Agriculture data solution provider Sentera is on a mission to turn commercial drones from toys to high precision tools. The company announced the Multispectral Double 4K Sensors in five spectral bands: Blue, green, red, red edge and near-infrared. The sensors are designed to provide greater insights into crops and identify issues earlier.


“The Multispectral Double 4K is an extremely capable sensor. Our intent was to create a solution for the agriculture industry that was both simple to use and radiometrically accurate,” said Ryan Nelson, chief mechanical engineer for Sentera. “Designing this product offering was a natural progression for Sentera. We believe it is the best, most effective, easiest to use agriculture sensor for small drones.”

The Multispectral Double 4K sensor is able to automatically capture crop health data while in flight mode. It is designed to click into a drone’s camera socket without adjustments, and it currently integrates onto the DJI Inspire 1, Matric 100, 200 and 600 drone platforms.

“Within seconds users can attach our Multispectral Double 4K to a DJI Inspire 1, and other select DJI drones, and be scouting fields immediately, capturing high-value NDVI and NDRE crop health data. No additional tools or cables are required,” said Kris Poulson, vice president of agriculture for Sentera.