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Sentera sensors transform Drone into Crop-Scouting tool

Interchangeable precision sensors allow for diverse data capture using a single drone
Sentera announced availability of gimbaled Double 4K and Quad sensors for the popular DJI Inspire 2 drone. Sentera’s swappable precision crop health sensors paired with the Inspire 2 offers agronomists, crop consultants, and growers an economical way to capture diverse vegetation indices such as normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) or normalized difference red edge (NDRE) data while investing in a single drone platform.

Proven NDVI upgrade solutions
“Our customers experienced tremendous success during the 2017 growing season using our suite of sensor upgrades for DJI Phantom, Mavic, and Inspire 1 drones,” remarked Kris Poulson, vice president of agriculture for Sentera. “Integration of our gimbaled Double 4K and Quad sensors with the Inspire 2 is a fitting next step that allows customers to leverage the same radiometrically-accurate data from our sensors but now with all the added benefits the Inspire 2 platform has to offer — most noticeably being longer flight times and swappable payloads.”

Seamless interation with the DJI Inspire 2
Using plug-and-play technology, Sentera’s sensors easily connect to the Inspire 2 in just a few seconds. Poulson explains why this is important to users, “Being able to swap payloads on-the-fly gives our customers the ability to decide what crop health indices they want to collect while they are in the field. If you’re an advisor and support multiple growers in a single day, this flexibility of data capture increases operational efficiency and allows you to completely customize a crop scouting mission based on specifications unique to your application and needs.”

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