Aerobotics launches new precision agriculture platform
South African precision agriculture software provider Aerobotics is looking to make further inroads into the US market with the release of its Aeroview platform, which will come as part of the package alongside DJI’s Mavic 3 Multispectral (M3M) drone.
And in the US, the precision agriculture analytics company has partnered with drone solutions provider Advexure Unmanned Systems to offer the combo to North American farmers looking for top drone-based solutions to capture and process field data.
According to Aerobotics, the web-based Aeroview platform is a centralised hub for farming with a range of tools and insights to optimise agricultural operations.
The tools range from digitisation, spatially visualized scouting findings, high-resolution map layers, to data analysis, with the platform offering comprehensive, end-to-end functionality; which allows farmers and their teams access to plant-level insights and other features to take timely and informed action, as well as reports for critical in-season and harvest decisions.
The Aeroview will be working with the Mavic 3 Multispectral, which comes equipped with a 4/3″ CMOS 20MP RGB camera and a 4-band 5MP multispectral camera, designed to unlock the ability to capture both RGB and multispectral data in tandem; rendering a clear, comprehensive view of crop health and vigour.
With flight times averaging between 36 and 42 minutes, the drone allows growers to map hundreds of acres in a day.
“The DJI M3M has opened the doors to countless new operators in the agriculture industry due to its ease of use, compact size, and affordability,” said Cody Thomas, VP of Business Development at Advexure.
“Now tie that in with the leading software for permanent crop analytics, and you have an incredibly simple solution that brings a tremendous value for those growers.”
In a statement, Aerobotics added that, when integrated with the Aeroview platform, the M3M high-resolution images can be transformed into actionable insights.
What are the other features that the Aeroview-M3M package offers to the agriculture industry? As claimed by Aerobotics:
- Precision farming platform: Aeroview and the Aeroview InField mobile app are purposefully designed for to cater to the unique needs of crop farming, providing specialised insights that drive your farm’s success.
- Aeroview M3M performance map layers: With Aeroview, farmers gain access to a hub of information about their farm’s performance. From detailed inventory reports to zonal maps that highlight specific areas of interest, and even per-tree metrics for tree crops, farmers have all the data they need to make informed decisions and maximise yields.
- Unlimited users and sharing: On the platform, one can share valuable insights, analyses, and action plans with one’s team, partners, and stakeholders. The entire operation and the teams involved can be managed in one place, ensuring everyone is on the same page for achieving the best results.
- World-class uploader: Syncing your digitized farms and blocks with Aeroview is seamless. You can easily visualize your uploaded images directly over the blocks in your Aeroview account. The user-friendly interface makes it simple to select the blocks you want to upload and see which ones have enough imagery coverage.
- Uploading imagery is flexible to meet your schedule and needs. When uploading imagery, you can pause, restart and start uploading again later. Better yet, Aerobotics’ uploader can handle terabytes of imagery in a single upload, so you can upload as much as you want without any concern.
“Aerobotics is excited to announce the launch of a new package, combining the DJI M3M drone with our leading per tree data and crop analytics,” said James Paterson, Aerobotics CEO.
“This solution provides growers all over the world with access to a cost-effective precision agriculture solution, giving growers the ability to monitor and track each tree on the farm, and the tools to action the data in the field.”
Founded in 2014 in Cape Town by Paterson and Chief Technology Officer Benji Meltzer, Aerobotics provides intelligent precision agriculture tools to facilitate food security through the use of a range of software products.
Its new US partner Advexure was founded in 2012and has since grown to become of North America leading dealers, distributors, and training providers for unmanned drone systems and UAS technology solutions.
Headquartered in California, the company specializes in drone fleet solutions for government, public safety, utilities, inspection, film and cinema along with other enterprise verticals.