We’ve returned back to New Zealand to continue with development of the AgriTrack system after an extremely successful seeding season. With some good cash reserves behind us we are taking on a number of the challenges that we experienced during the season.
With our initial rollout of 100+ units, we implemented a specific Samsung tablet which allowed the easy connection of an external cellular antenna. This worked well for it’s intended use, but was not scalable as it only allowed us to use that tablet.
We’ve gone back to the drawing board during the off season and created our own hardware system “AgriTrack Connect” which fit’s right into the same RAM mounting system we already use. It contains an antenna connection along with a USB power system to directly power the tablets and a number of other tools which will help the end user. This will let us implement AgriTrack on any WiFi based tablet including iPad, Samsung, LG, Sony etc allowing us to scale far more effectively
Below you can see a photo of our 3D printed prototype
We’re increasing our scale to allow more people to access the AgriTrack system and are currently developing 3 different distribution networks to be implemented this harvest season across Australia.
Online: You’ll be able to register for a trial online, we will overnight ship your trial units to you from our closest base and you’ll have 5-7 days* to test the system before deciding whether you would like to keep it. We’ll also be providing complete support for all online users both via free phone and online.
Agencies: We’re in the process of securing 2 or more agencies to allow farmers to have a base to pick up and return trial units, complete sales and provide you with support.
Direct: We had great sales from our direct sales model previously so we’re implementing more ground salespeople this season who will be able to come right to you, install the units – which only takes seconds, show you how it all works and provide you with support.
We’re excited about the coming season and are working hard to allow AgriTrack to stretch across the country.