14 March 2023
Precision Agronomics Australia (PAA), the developers of the i4M range of Precision Farming solutions, has created a unique product in the i4M and is leading the next wave of precision agriculture, where innovative machine control technologies, sensor networks and mobile devices are deployed to improve farming efficiency and environmental outcomes with reduced capital costs.
The i4M Tracer GPS offers Auto Shut-off and Coverage mapping capabilities to increase productivity and minimise wastage of inputs. It interfaces with the i4M range of machine controllers such as the i4M Fertiliser controller via a Wi-Fi network to provide sub 1m positional accuracy using standalone GPS hardware, independent of tractor systems.
Key features of the Tracer GPS are the auto shut-off and coverage mapping functions.
The Auto Shut-off function turns the implement off when the machine moves into an area that has already been covered, minimising application of inputs on headlands and at paddock boundaries. Coverage mapping enables the user to log where the machine has been in the paddock, storing maps for future reference.
To increase the functionality of the i4M Tracer system, PAA has also released the i4M TracerMap app that functions as a standalone field mapping tool.
At its core, the i4M TracerMap App is designed to tackle an important but often overlooked task, boundary mapping. Boundaries are important for data processing purposes, operation planning and scouting.
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When field boundaries change, they should be updated to ensure the integrity of Agronomic data and in field efficiency. TracerMap enables a cost effective solution for field boundary mapping.
The i4M TracerMap app is an Android based application that interfaces with the i4M Tracer GPS hardware. The user connects the TracerMap Android application to the Tracer GPS wi-fi network to log GPS co-ordinates as they travel around a field boundary.Find out more
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