Vineyard Farming

Vineyards and Over-Vine Connectivity

Every vineyard manager and worker understands the challenges that come with unreliable or patchy coverage. Whether you're working near the vines making a simple phone call or engaging in more data-intensive tasks like precision agriculture, the frustration can be very real. 

Additionally, during peak visitor times, especially around the cellar door, poor coverage can exacerbate the situation, hindering the data-heavy activities guests require. 

A connected vineyard with cutting-edge connectivity solutions, can successfully address labour shortages, get the most from precision technology adoption, mitigate rising input costs, just to name a few! Help boost your vineyard for optimal productivity and efficiency. 

Why Connectivity is Crucial for Orchards and what it enables

The vast majority of digital technologies available for vineyards require reliable connectivity to regularly upload and download data. Without connectivity, many either do not work or cannot function to the optimal performance levels required. Connectivity enables the collection and integration of data from various sources (soil moisture probes, weather stations, real-time data) across your vineyard. Additionally, the performance of your precision technology, such as spraying, can be enhanced.  

A connected team improves lone worker safety and wellbeing.  

In the age of automation, vineyards are witnessing a surge in autonomous technologies like robotic sprayers, mowers, and weeders. These innovations rely heavily on connectivity for obstacle detection using LIDAR technology. Without proper connectivity, these machines can come to a standstill, requiring manual intervention and hindering the productivity of a single operator overseeing multiple machines. 

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Advantages of Connectivity in Vineyards

  • The ability to make phones calls out in the vineyard anywhere, anytime.   
  • Enhanced precision in spraying and harvesting. 
  • Real-time awareness of operations across the entire vineyard, reducing input costs and boosting the bottom line. 
  • Instant communication for staff to promptly address breakdowns, punctures, fires, irrigation leaks, etc. 
  • Efficiency in autonomous tractors and implements. 
  • Improved staff and lone worker safety. 
  • Connected irrigation for improved remote monitoring.  
  • Significant cost savings, increased productivity gains, and improved efficiencies. 

In addition, reliable connectivity translates to seamless communication between operators and autonomous systems. This ensures optimal operation of machines, with a single operator, or "robot captain," effectively managing a fleet of 5 to 15 machines, maximising operational efficiency. 

Solutions to Explore for Your Vineyard Operation

Explore our range of connectivity solutions tailored for vineyards. 

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Connectivity Assessment for Your Vineyard. 

Visit our dedicated page to assess your current connectivity levels on your vineyard. Understand existing connectivity obstacles in your vineyard and explore solutions that align with the unique demands of your operation. 
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