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Sentera introduces 6X multispectral sensor

Sentera introduces the new 6X sensor for broad acre, specialty, and permanent crop insights.

In a single pass, Sentera's 6X generates the data necessary to produce the most commonly used, highest-value multispectral and visual brand products and analytical insights for seed performance, disease, weed pressure, nutrition, and yield estimation.

8 channels of image data

It features 5 simultaneously triggered, precision-filtered 3.2MP global-shutter imagers, and one 20.1MP RGB imager, each with a dedicated, high-quality optical path. In the aggregate, the sensor produces 8 channels of image data, with fast frame rate performance and high radiometric accuracy.

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The 6X features 5 simultaneously triggered, precision-filtered 3.2M global-shutter imagers, and one 20.1MP RGB imager. - Photo: Sentera
The 6X features 5 simultaneously triggered, precision-filtered 3.2M global-shutter imagers, and one 20.1MP RGB imager. - Photo: Sentera

“The 6x currently delivers the best spatial resolution on the market across all spectral bands, providing the detailed vegetation mapping researchers need for developing advanced analytics and computer vision solutions,” said Zach Marston, Ph.D., Principal Scientist at Sentera.

“This is combined with the ease of use required to make the 6X a workhorse that can deliver cutting-edge agricultural insights to researchers, academia, agronomists, and growers throughout the growing season.”

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6X users have the option to equip the sensor with a customised variant of the incident light sensor product used on Sentera enterprise equipment.
6X users have the option to equip the sensor with a customised variant of the incident light sensor product used on Sentera enterprise equipment.

Custom processor

6X leverages technology used in Sentera’s advanced enterprise-class sensors, with a custom processor tailored to efficiently handle massive data throughput requirements while maintaining extremely tight synchronisation across channels, and to perform onboard machine learning and computer vision computations.

6X users have the option to equip the sensor with a customised variant of the incident light sensor product used on Sentera enterprise equipment.

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“We wanted to combine best-in-class imaging with ease of use and enough power to process data in real-time,” said Alex Stephens, Director of Hardware Products at Sentera. “The 6X sets a new standard for image quality and onboard power, but users will also find that this translates to greater simplicity and ease of integration.”

Pricing and Availability

Pre-orders for the 6X sensor are available now for December 2019 delivery. Pricing starts at $ 5,999.

6X will be available in fully gimbal-stabilised offerings compatible with DJI Matrice and Inspire series drones as well as MAVLINK compliant systems, but versatile interfaces are to ensure simple integration into any remote sensing system.

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