Making a digicam ecosystem that offers enterprise and operators alternative and adaptability – Drones Information


At Auterion, we are committed to providing companies and government agencies with an ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and third-party applications on a single, user-friendly platform based on open source standards.

Our software platform enables companies and operators to operate drone fleets that are connected to the back office in real time in order to optimize and automate their workflows. On a single platform, they can manage a variety of airframes, payloads and third-party applications to meet multiple use cases without running multiple systems.

In order to expand our camera ecosystem and give the end user greater choice and flexibility, we are setting common standards for payload connection via the Pixhawk Payload Bus standard and integrating new payloads directly into the Auterion software platform.

As part of this effort, we are the first to integrate with the Sony A7R4 using common standards for integrating payloads. The integration between the Auterion software platform and the Sony A7R4 includes access to camera parameters, live video streams, data on the SD card and geotagging.

Our camera manager gives users an unprecedented way to access and manage cameras on drones. With a consistent user interface for every camera type and complete control of all camera settings and parameters, users have direct access to additional functions of the camera in Auterion Mission Control. By providing access to the SD card from the ground station or via cloud APIs for data transfer to the cloud, as well as streaming live video for remote operations via LTE, users now have access to powerful functions to automate their operations.

“We are very pleased that Auterion is using our new SDK to integrate the Sony Alpha cameras into their platform. In this way, professionals can experience the leading image quality of products like the Alpha 7R IV, opening up a new world of commercial applications. “Neal Manowitz, Vice President, Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics

Other cameras that we have also integrated and that are available on our platform are Workswell Wiris Pro, Workswell Wiris Security, Trillium HD40 and Nextvision (e.g. Colibri 2).

Auterion’s camera manager gives end users access to manage camera settings and functions through Auterion Mission Control. Third-party developers can also access the settings and features through the Auterion SDK.

Auterion’s Mission Control, an app that allows users to control multiple drones from a laptop, tablet or ground controller, becomes the operations center for managing the Sony A7R4 and other payloads. This includes two video streams of EO / IR video images.

All vehicles based on Skynode and connected to the Auterion ecosystem have access to integration with the Sony A7R4.

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