We've explained in detail why the new Altum from MicaSense is a 2 in 1 solution that’s really a 3 in 1 solution, but the advantages and opportunities of the product go beyond the logistics of capturing synchronized thermal and multispectral imagery in one flight. Altum integrates a radiometric thermal camera with five high-resolution narrow bands, producing advanced thermal, multispectral and high-resolution imagery in one flight for advanced analytics. Five high-resolution lenses mean you get detailed plant health imagery and detailed Digital Surface Models all from 400 ft.

The Altum was unveiled at Commercial UAV Expo, and we were able to catch up with Justin McAllister at the event to briefly talk about the advantages that the Altum represents to anyone working in agriculture. He explains how the product can simplify the process farmers use to capture data, what it can mean to integrate the Atlum into a workflow and much more.