Over the past few months, we have covered Sentera’s product releases such as Real-Time NDVI and the NDVI Toolbox. Both solutions enable users to easily collect and analyze more information from their fields and crops. Sentera continues to widen its product range with the just introduced fixed-wing drone product line, and in doing so have proven their dedication to offering new and better solutions for farmers. The company’s announcement of the Multispectral Double 4K sensor is a further demonstration of that commitment.
The Multispectral Double 4K sensor is a variation of Sentera’s Double 4K Sensor, specifically designed for agriculture. The sensor enables users to capture 4K resolution imagery in five spectral bands: blue; green; red; red edge; and near infrared (NIR), including normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and normalized difference vegetation red edge (NDRE).
The sensor’s high-megapixel imagery and data is compatible with Sentera’s AgVault software, a platform that contains all drone collected data, and allows you to keep track of your crop or field’s status on a computer or mobile device. Because of this, agronomists, crop consultants and growers can make faster and better decisions directly on the field.
Sentera’s Chief Mechanical Engineer Ryan Nelson said: “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. 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.”
Paired with a plug-and-play gimbal, the Multispectral Double 4K sensor is compatible with the DJI Inspire 1 and Matrice 100, 200, and 600 drones. When paired with the models the sensor is stabilized during flight – regardless of drone speed, pitch, or yaw – producing distortion-free crop health data. It also works with Sentera Omni quadrotor or Phoenix 2 fixed-wing drones.
“Within seconds users can attach our Multispectral Double 4K to a DJI Inspire 1, and other select DJI drones, and be scouting fields immediately,” said Kris Poulson, vice president of agriculture for Sentera.
With a price ranging between $2,499–$4,299, the Multispectral Double 4K sensor is open for pre-orders and will be available in May.