Communication plays a key role in agriculture. Your operations with small scale producers require resilient and flexible technology that is capable of supporting your staff located across geographically-dispersed production areas. Internet has become essential for communication, but what if the internet is too slow or absent? Digital two-way radio can offer a solution for data transmission for voice, SMS, email, GPS location tracking, etc. “Even if different devices are being used on different operating platforms, the solution doesn’t have to be complex or cumbersome for end users,”, says Travis Heneveld, Director United Nations and International Accounts at Motorola Solutions. Let’s consider some examples of how MOTOTRBO digital radio solutions could benefit operations in remote agricultural production areas.
Field staff can work online while conducting field inspections and surveys to certify farms, use e-extension to train farmers and collect produce. Farmers can receive instant weather forecasts, production information and collection confirmations by SMS. The location of each staff member and collection vehicle, cattle, etc. can be tracked using GPS”.
The company offers a freeware application called SmartPTT to transfer files through a MOTOTRBO™ digital radio channel. SmartPTT File Transfer is specially designed for effective data transmission, taking into account the limitations of the connection provided by MOTOTRBO.