Upgrading network infrastructure with agribusiness sensors


Connectivity is the new currency; hastened by the world-wide pandemic, the Australian government is ready to roll out a variety of new connectivity solutions for its citizens.

Powertec Telecommunications stands firmly behind government initiatives such as the Regional Connectivity Program and the On-Farm Internet of Things (IoT) Trial. These programs aim to support Australian farmers to become digitally enabled and to improve the productivity, competitiveness, and sustainability of the agriculture sector.

Powertec’s Agribusiness Sensors

myinsight.io monitors and sensors allow you to receive real-time data updates directly to your phone, tablet, or computer — no matter where you are. All this information is displayed on an interactive and easy-to-use online dashboard allowing you to make informed decisions.

All myinsight.io sensors come as a complete package, ready to be installed and include the sensor, a myinsight.io CM10, solar power source, antenna, cabling, and mounting accessories.

  1. Ultrasonic Level Sensor: Build a clear picture of your entire storage in silos, vats, and tanks. Ultrasonic level monitors use an ultrasonic wave to record the distance to a surface. Also, suitable to measure water levels, tide conditions, snow depth, creek heights and water trough levels.
  2. Hydrostatic Level Sensor: Accurate consumption monitoring will simplify how you manage liquid levels and new stock purchases. Measure fuel tanks, water tanks, dam levels, chemicals, wine vats, borehole level, reservoir level monitoring, snow depth, tide conditions, creek heights and water trough levels.
  3. Micro-weather Stations: Gain insights into weather conditions on your property, including temperature and humidity. Micro-weather stations are especially beneficial for large farming properties, which often experience different weather conditions across a wide geographical area.
  4. Soil Probes: Understanding soil characteristics can provide unparalleled insight into soil changes, allowing you to develop precision cropping and harvesting techniques. Soil probes will enable you to measure the salinity, moisture, and temperature of your soil at various depths.

A better-connected community ensures communications are more efficient. It is time to take extra steps to ensure all Australians can be connected to the Internet.

Powertec has over 90,000 installations in Australia and New Zealand, including large companies, government departments, small to medium-sized businesses, farms, aged-care facilities, hospitals, and individual consumers. Below is a case study by Powertec which details the capabilities of their cellular signal booster, Cel-Fi GO.

Eliminate call dropouts and dead zones with Cel-Fi SOLO!

Does your office receive little to no signal? It is essential for government employees working within multi-storey buildings, especially in below-ground levels, to receive 3G/4G mobile signal. To ensure adequate signal levels are dispersed throughout a building, Powertec Telecommunications provide a range of cellular boosting solutions.

Product Profile

The Cel-Fi SOLO covers up to 1,500 square meters of indoor space per system. This business and residential solution is ideal for use in warehouses, hospitals, corporate office buildings, universities, government offices and much more!

Cel-Fi SOLO improves 3G/4G/LTE cellular service by eliminating dead zones and dropped calls. Delivering up to 100dB of gain, it is the most powerful in-building coverage solution available for Australia’s commercial and residential markets, ensuring subscribers have reliable cellular service.

Cel-Fi SOLO is currently approved to operate on Optus or Vodafone networks, supporting the 1/3/5/8/28L bands. The single unit box features 60MHz bandwidth (with up to 3 band relay) and is wall-mountable. It also features a Bluetooth WAVE App for iPhone, Android and computers.

Business Benefits

The Cel-Fi GO installation has provided this government building with a strong and reliable 3G/4G mobile signal in all areas of the building.

Cel-Fi SOLO will be available from late August 2020, stay up to date with Powertec’s latest products, visit www.powertec.com.au or contact the Powertec team today on 1300 769 378 to register your interest.

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