US: SST Software will soon offer remote sensing services to growers and agriculture service providers in partnership with GeoVantage, a global provider of multispectral imagery. The partnership will enable SST to provide seamless ordering, acquisition, and delivery of multispectral imagery across the US, Canada, and Australia. SST”s software currently manages approximately 85 million acres of farmland across 23 countries.
SST will initially offer four-band multispectral imagery for red, green, blue, and near infrared along with a calculated Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) through satellite acquisition and special aircraft mounted cameras.“The future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is exciting but the technology still needs to mature before it will be ready for widespread use. At the end of the day, the acquisition model has to be economically beneficial to the farmer and easily executable on a large scale for the ag service provider,” said Riley, Tim Riley, SST Business Development Director, adding that the partnership with GeoVantage provides the vital element.