SenseFly and MicaSense have teamed up to produce a dual solution, the seseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX.
The companies say the solution has been designed for accurate and effective in-depth crop analysis.
Gilles Labossière, CEO of senseFly, commented on how the new solution ticks all the boxes.
He explained: “We know from agricultural customers such as agronomists, crop consultants and researchers that deep, high-resolution crop data is key to effective analysis and decision making.”
He continued: “In parallel, when assessing large field areas, or simply looking to map smaller fields or plots quickly, small, slower quadcopter drones often don’t cut it. The eBee X with RedEdge-MX checks both these data and efficiency boxes, making it an ideal crop analysis solution.”
The RedEdge-MX is a built-to-last professional multispectral sensor and can capture red, green, blue, near-infrared, and red-edge spectral bands.
Data from the sensor can then be used to generate true colour composites, basic crop health indexes, and advanced analytical tools like flower identification and weed detection.
Eric Waters, general manager of MicaSense said: “This seamless, integrated professional drone offering represents an obvious upgrade path for many agricultural professionals. Customers who already use MicaSense’s RedEdge-MX, for example, now have a quicker, more efficient way to analyse the health of their crops, without having to compromise on data quality.”
He added: “At the same time, existing eBee X operators can access the deeper, higher resolution insights that the RedEdge-MX brings.”
The senseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX is available for purchase now via senseFly distribution partners and is priced at £14,993 ($19,800)