As a sector operating in rural areas with poor or non-existent cellular and internet connection, agricultural operations need to be supported by an alternative means of communication to ensure farms are managed as efficiently as possible.
According to the World Government Summit, by 2050 we will need to produce 70% more food* and this can only be achieved by investment in technologies to enhance productivity.
The report predicts that by the end of 2020 over 75 million agricultural IoT devices such as robots, sensors, aerial images and GPS technology will be in use, all of which can report their data via satellite networks to enhance profitability, efficiency and safety.
Satellite technologies have an important part to play in in increasing the productivity of this industry we are so dependent on.
* Agriculture 4.0 – The Future Of Farming Technology, World Government in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, 2018
Our Satellite Communications Solutions for Agriculture:
- We offer satellite internet terminals which can be used to transmit critical information on crop production and livestock.
- Our satellite tracking modules can be configured with sensors to automate crop feeding by detecting temperature, moisture and other variables.
- We provide satellite tracking modules to track and monitor livestock.
- Our range of satellite asset trackers can be used to track and monitor machinery.
- We are a leading distributor of many leading personal satellite enabled tracking devices which can be used to track and monitor remote workers.
- We provide a full range of two-way, shortwave, longwave and push-to-talk radios to cover all voice communication requirements.
Case Study: GPSOne tracking the location of thousands of horses.
SmartOne C satellite asset trackers and associated airtime plans were deployed to track semi-wild horses in Kazakhstan.
“SmartOne C trackers are the ideal solution for our customers who need to monitor and locate their horses in real-time. Since launching our horse tracking program, demand for SmartOne C has dramatically increased and we required a partner that could help supply and support the potential demand for thousands of devices going forward. GTC’s global reach and unmatched expertise in satellite asset tracking makes them the perfect partner for us as we expand our program throughout Kazakhstan and additional countries,” commented Dana Gabitova of GPSOne.