Unmanned Aerial

New Tool Allows Farmers to Live-Stream NDVI Drone Video to Phone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017 No Comments

Sentera has announced the upcoming release of LiveNDVI video: live-streamed normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) video via the company’s Double 4K sensor for drones.

According to Sentera, the technology will offer agronomists a fast way to make decisions and specify inputs based on real-time data. Sentera’s Double 4K “little green sensor” processes NDVI data during flight and live-streams NDVI video directly to the user’s mobile device on the ground.

LiveNDVI Video is offered exclusively with Sentera’s Omni quadcopter and Phoenix 2 fixed-wing drones. Compatible UAV platforms are distributed through Dynamic UAV Solutions.

“This is a great new tool for agronomists and other advisors,” says 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.”

Sentera’s Double 4K sensor includes the following features:

  • An integrated Snapdragon processor;
  • An integrated inertial measurement unit;
  • 128 GB of onboard storage;
  • A 12 MP high-precision, near-infrared sensor;
  • A 12 MP high-resolution color sensor; and
  • Real-time 4K video at 30 frames per second.

The Double 4K with LiveNDVI video capability will be available Feb. 1.

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