Sentera Consolidates Digital Platforms into One Offering

Minneapolis-based Sentera, a supplier of integrated remote sensing, analytics and IoT solutions to the agriculture industry, has consolidated its digital platforms into one single offering.

The new FieldAgent platform, which includes drone-based data acquisition and flight control, replaces all variants of Sentera’s AgVault and OnTop products.

“Our software products started out as a better way to store, organize and visualize imagery and other kinds of data. Over time, we’ve deployed computer vision, machine learning and other data exploitation products that help crop consultants, advisors and growers make decisions,” says Eric Taipale, CEO of Sentera. “The FieldAgent name is a better representation of the full breadth of data analysis, management and platform connectivity features that we offer today.”

The FieldAgent platform includes mobile, cloud, web and desktop components. A hybrid on-field and cloud processing model efficiently manages real-time data production for users in real-world conditions. FieldAgent synchronizes data, analytics and prescriptive actions to connected partners and agriculture analysis tools, including the John Deere Operations Center, Climate FieldView, SMS, SST and other platforms.

“During the 2018 growing season, our FieldAgent Platform will feature some of the most sought-after precision ag analytics products, including nitrogen-deficiency detection, weed localization, zone management and an enhanced mobile app,” says Reid Plumbo, director of product management for Sentera. “FieldAgent brings our offers for R&D, enterprise and production agriculture into a single product family.”

AgVault customers will see FieldAgent branding immediately. No pricing or service agreement changes will occur as a result of the transformation. The update will flow throughout the company’s products, services and reseller network, Sentera says.

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