This is an interesting development. Prior to this technology, NDVI required post-flight processing to be effective. According to Sentera, they can now accomplish this live and in-camera.
Sentera today announced the upcoming release of LiveNDVI™ video: live streamed NDVI video via the Sentera Double 4K sensor. This breakthrough technology will offer agronomists worldwide the fastest way to make decisions and specify inputs based on complete, real-time data. Sentera’s Double 4K “little green sensor” processes normalised difference vegetation index (NDVI) data in-flight, on the sensor, and live streams NDVI video directly to the user’s mobile device on the ground, the moment it’s captured.
“This is a great new tool for agronomists and other advisors,” said 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.”
Capabilities like LiveNDVI continue to reduce the time and expense associated with lower-value data collection tasks. By collecting higher quality data faster and less expensively than ever before, agronomists can focus on high-value advisory and prescriptive tasks, bring more acres under management, and provide better advice, to more growers, at a lower cost.