SLANTRANGE has introduced new drone-ready sensors and an analytics system to allow growers and agronomists to obtain and process data faster and more efficiently.
The two new sensors, SL2i and SL2p, as well as a new version of SLANTVIEW, the company’s proprietary data analytics software, have four patents pending and will more than double the resolution, data collection rate and processing efficiency over the company’s prior generation, according to SLANTRANGE.
“We work closely with our customers to understand the problems they are facing on the ground,” explains Mike Ritter, CEO of SLANTRANGE. “One of the biggest concerns we hear is the race against the clock. Drone battery life limits flight time and affects how efficiently farmers can collect data. We have optimized our new products to maximize the area that can be imaged within a flight to help farmers gain more insights faster and at a lower cost.”
The new version of the analytics software, SLANTVIEW, will offer data processing at an average time of five minutes for a 160-acre field. In addition, with a new user interface, it includes features such as plant population counts, yield potential and canopy closure.
The software is tightly integrated with the sensors, which are available in two versions. SL2i is the suggested product for entry-level users, and SL2p offers full multispectral performance for more advanced users.