All AgEagle aircraft from AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc., will now include drone operation platforms from Botlink, LLC. Botlink’s real-time safety and data technology will combine with AgEagle’s farm-focued aircraft for provide growers with situational awareness.
The Botlink platform will allow the drones to connect to the Internet to capture, process and deliver imagery in real time. Memory cards and downloading and uploading files will be a thing of the past.
“We believe Botlink’s flight control and situational awareness software is the most user-friendly solution on the market. When paired with the real-time connectivity of Botlink’s cellular device, AgEagle users now have an airframe that also solves the biggest pain point of drones – getting actionable data directly in the hands of users,” said Bret Chilcott, president and CEO of AgEagle.
The combination of AgEagle and Botlink provides simple access to actionable data. Farmers and agronomists can use normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) imagery and high-resolution photography gathered with an AgEagle airframe to scout fields, assess crop damage and create prescription maps for variable-rate fertilizer, fungicide and herbicide applications.
“Getting crops in and out at the right time is one of the biggest factors in determining whether it will be a successful year, so getting access to actionable information quickly and conveniently is extremely important for farmers,” said Terri Zimmerman, CEO of Botlink. “With AgEagle, we are providing farmers and agronomists more and better data. This data enables farmers to use less water and chemicals while improving their output and bottom line.”