Sentera Expands Distribution Network for UAV Agriculture Products
Sentera today announced that its precision agriculture solutions are now available at over 350 retail locations across North America in cooperation with Dynamic UAV Solutions. Sentera is making the announcement at the start of the 2017 growing season, enabling early adopters to start collecting and driving in-field decisions while helping manage and interpret crop health data. The
Sentera’s complete precision agriculture data solutions include AgVault™ web, desktop, and mobile applications that collect, interpret, and analyze crop health data gathered by the company’s ultra-precise TrueNDVI™ sensors integrated on easy-to-fly drone platforms. Sentera and its distribution partner, Dynamic UAV Solutions, deliver these solutions throughout the industry.
“We are excited to offer our solutions through a strong and rapidly-growing dealer network, where end users find Sentera’s precision ag solutions technologically robust and simple to operate,” remarked Kris Poulson, vice president of agriculture for Sentera. “Users find immediate value in our turnkey solution, that deliver maps and streaming NDVI at the field, and high-accuracy data to cloud-based tools.”
Poulson continued, “Our integrated solution helps dealerships offer their customers a frictionless, painless precision agriculture experience. Users can be confident that data products are compatible, precise, and flow seamlessly from the sensor to analytics software and/or the cab of a tractor. No other provider delivers such a completely-integrated product.”
“This is a great milestone for Sentera and Dynamic UAV,” added Dan O’Reilly, general manager for Dynamic UAV Solutions. “We were pleased to have been chosen as the exclusive North American Distributor for Sentera’s integrated hardware solutions. By seamlessly managing drones and sensor data, then making it sharable and searchable, a commercial UAV user will increase operational efficiencies while driving additional profits to their bottom lines.”
Poulson explains why Sentera is uniquely positioned to help dealers help their customers: “Sentera offers entry-level drones with True NDVI sensors, filling the need for precision agriculture customers who are just entering the market and want a simple yet effective tool that still provides a high-quality near-infrared sensing product. For customers familiar with remote sensing technology and looking to employ the latest advancements, the Phoenix 2 fixed-wing or Omni quadrotor drone is available, both capable of live-streaming NDVI video. All offerings interoperate with AgVault and all leading analytics tools. Our dealers offer solutions for every type of user, no matter the scale of operation.”
Sentera’s solutions help growers improve the performance across a variety of fields, from specialty crops like fruits, nuts, and grapes to commodities like corn, soybeans, and sorghum.
Many agronomists and crop consultants need to analyze data from diverse fields and different growers. Universally capturing NDVI data from any crop, and using AgVault to analyze, interpret, and share the exact same data with relevant stakeholders off the farm improves the decision-making process, increasing efficiencies between the advisor and grower.
As the exclusive distributor of Sentera’s remote sensing technology, Dynamic UAV Solutions works directly with dealers to ensure success. The Dynamic UAV Solutions dealer program includes dealer pricing, dealer training, sales tools, sales support, digital sales collateral, access to training videos, and the option to white-label AgVault software.
Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative source for news and analysis on the drone industry: it’s people, products, trends, and events.