Auterion offers world-first payload integration of Sony A7R4 camera

During the Americas, drone solutions platform Auterion showed off its world-first integration of the A7R4 camera on a drone.

Auterion offers world-first payload integration of Sony A7R4 camera

The company said that this is the first time the Sony A7R4 camera has been fully integrated using common payload integration standards. With the use of PixHawk Payload Bus the camera is fully integrated into Auterion’s software platform.

With the integration users now get access to camera parameters, live stream video, data on the SD card, and geo-tagging.

“We’re excited about ’s utilization of our new SDK to integrate Sony’s Alpha cameras into their platform. This allows professionals to experience the leading image quality of products like the Alpha 7R IV, opening up a new world of commercial application possibilities.” Neal Manowitz, Deputy President of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics.

Auterion’s software platform allows enterprises and operators to run drone fleets that are connected in real-time to the back office to streamline 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 needing to run multiple systems.

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

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


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