Pix4Dmapper Ag, the agriculture software by Pix4D, addresses precision agriculture requirements by offering processing both locally and on the cloud, initially for users of the Parrot Sequoia multispectral camera.
August 2, 2016 -- Today Pix4D announces its first hybrid processing solution: this week, users of Sequoia with a license of Pix4Dmapper Ag will be able to process both locally in Pix4Dmapper Ag and on the Pix4Dcloud. Together with this announcement, Pix4D also introduces very flexible monthly (149 USD) and yearly (1490 USD) plans for its Pix4Dmapper Ag solutions.
This new strategy comes from seeing the need in the agriculture industry for more flexible processing options to facilitate competitive operations. With the hybrid approach, users are able to choose where to process: whether they prefer to process data right after landing and are in an area with bad connectivity, or want to upload to the cloud and not involve processing hardware. Because the powerful Pix4D engine powers both options, the results will be equally geometric and radiometrically accurate, regardless of where they were processed.
“We were camera agnostic, now we are both camera and platform agnostic,” says Pix4D founder and CEO Christoph Strecha. "In the end, we care more about the quality and the ease-of-use than whether mappers are processing on desktop or the cloud.”
With Pix4D’s seamlessly connected hybrid solution, users will have benefits of both processing options. With local processing, agronomists and farmers are internet independent, get fast results and have access to all the advanced processing tools while keeping full privacy of their data. With cloud processing, mappers are hardware independent, have an platform to visualize and organize their data over time, and are easily able to share results.
The Pix4Dmapper Ag hybrid solution is available from this week, with additional monthly and yearly subscription options. Those purchasing the Pix4Dmapper Ag one-time-charge license will have the hybrid solution included for one year. Finally, for a limited period of time, Pix4Dcloud processing is unlimited *