New Product: Sentera 6X Sensor

Published online: Nov 22, 2019 New Products
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Sentera announces the launch of the 6X, the highest-performing, most powerful sensor in its class. The 6X delivers the data and processing necessary to meet a wide range of customer requirements, from broad-acre, specialty and permanent crop insights to science and research customers.

“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,” says Zach Marston, 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.”

In a single pass, 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. It features five 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 eight channels of image data, with fast frame rate performance and high radiometric accuracy.

The 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 synchronization across channels, and to perform onboard machine learning and computer vision computations. 6X users have the option to equip the sensor with a customized variant of the incident light sensor product used on Sentera enterprise equipment.

“We wanted to combine best-in-class imaging with ease of use and enough power to process data in real time,” says 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.”

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