The right time for harvesting – detected precisely with HSI

Monitoring systems that assess the ripeness of the cultivated crops in fields, plantations and greenhouses enable optimum planning of harvesting and sales. Fully automatic harvesting machines that can differentiate between ripe and unripe fruit and vegetables also offer great potential for the agriculture of the future. These allow the goods to be selectively harvested or immediately sorted.


This is all made possible by embedded vision systems with fast, high-resolution hyperspectral sensors with up to 150 spectral channels. This data can be used to determine ripeness without touching the goods – even through leaves and shells.

Embedded vision solutions from Photonfocus offer the highest sensor resolution, precision and speed for these applications, and can be used for both terrestrial monitoring and observation from the air. The application-specific sensors are compact, robust and designed for use in tough industrial conditions. They can be integrated into complete systems or deployed as ready-to-use systems.


YOUR Benefit
- Fastest SWIR in the market
- Reliable operation during the whole lifetime
- Internal cooling
- First global shutter UV Camera in the market
- Short supply times
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YOUR Benefit
- Made for largest image resolution in real time
- Onboard processor Power
- Highly adaptable
- Digital zoom in real time
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YOUR Benefit
- Easy to integrate
- Compact size – but powerful
- Highly customizable
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At a glance: Determining ripeness with embedded imaging


  • Maximum data depth with HSI: With up to 150 discrete channels, hyperspectral imaging provides information on the ripeness of crops and the ideal time for harvesting.
  • Onboard data processing: On request, with integrated computing power for preprocessing and interpreting image data.
  • Modular system structure: Application-specific solutions for simple implementation in plants or as ready-to-use complete systems.


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