Video surveillance: Sentera LLC, a provider of sensors, data management software and integrated drone platforms, introduced its Double 4K sensor, bringing a small, fully-customizable twin-imager sensor to the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry. The rugged, high-throughput Double 4K sensor is designed for use in harsh environments, with configuration options tailored for use in precision infrastructure inspection applications. Both cameras feature state-of-the-art Sony® focal plane arrays and are fully-customizable, capable of capturing high-megapixel color stills, near-infrared (NIR) and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data, and 4K video.
In inspection applications, the cameras may be configured with narrow and wide field-of-view lenses, eliminating the use of mechanically-complex optical zoom systems that can be damaged in high shock, vibration, or dust environments.
“We are excited to bring the sophisticated, versatile, and easy to use Double 4K sensor to our industry partners,” said Eric Taipale, Sentera CEO. “The Double 4K provides a true commercial-grade solution for applications requiring outstanding image quality and precise metadata synchronization.”
The small, light Double 4K sensor is the next generation of the proven Sentera Double Sensor. The Double 4K fits the GoPro® HERO 4 footprint and is universally compatible with any new or existing fixed-wing or quad-rotor UAV.
The Double 4K is available for OEM integration or fully-integrated with a quick-release gimbaled payload designed for the Lockheed Martin IndagoTM 2 UAV. The Indago solution brings 4K video and 12MP still capture capability to the platform, further distinguishing the Indago as the platform of choice for long- endurance, high-performance commercial applications.
The Sentera Double 4K sensor exports image and video data in standard formats in real-time via the aircraft datalink, an interval WiFi, or a wired Ethernet connection. Like all Sentera imagers, the Double 4K imagery integrates seamlessly with Sentera’s AgVaultTM and OnTopTM software platforms, allowing users to gather, organize, process, and share collected imagery.
Sentera is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of software, sensors, and UAVs in the agriculture, infrastructure, and public safety industries. Sentera has more than 200 years of combined experience with sensors, software, UAVs, data management, and engineering solutions. In one year, Sentera’s equipment collected 16 million images, covered 15 million acres, and gathered 175 terabytes of data from 8,000 flights.