real-time on-farm vehicle monitoring, control and
D3 – Precision Tracking On-Farm Vehicle Tracking System
Precision Tracking identified that by enhancing the performance, feature set and accuracy of their On-Farm Vehicle Tracking System they could dramatically improve farm management outcomes and bring more value to farmers. By using new high precision GPS technology and real-time wireless communications and integrating these in cloud-based data analytics, farmers could achieve more accurate nutrient application, confidently report on environmental compliance and improve the sustainability of their farm practices.
inFact provided the high-tech development expertise for this new generation D3 Tracking System which accurately monitors the location of farming vehicles while it interfaces with spreading computers for accurate fertiliser application tracking. It also detects rollovers and other general purpose I/O. The D3 communicates via multiple cellular networks and the real-time operating system can be over the air (OTA) updated.
Precision Tracking D3 units have been released to the market and are now commercially deployed.
Precision Tracking identified
inFact as the ideal partner to
develop their new generation
vehicle tracking device because
of inFact’s extensive experience
across all the key requirements
for the product.
inFact developed a requirements specification in collaboration with Precision Tracking to define the
functionality of the new product
version and built prototype units
to enable field testing with farm
contractors to prove out the
inFact used its deep
knowledge and expertise
in wireless comms, GPS,
controls, cloud-based systems
and ruggedised electronic
development to create a lowcost
industrial grade product.
The D3 is capable of precisely
locating the vehicle as well as
monitoring the status of other
onboard computers. This allows
the system to communicate
with cloud servers in realtime
for accurate tracking of
vehicle activities and nutrient
applications across the farm.
inFact managed the production
implementation and continues to support Precision Tracking
upgrades for location tracking
The design provides a platform
for agriculture vehicles as well
as being well suited to other
tracking, control and datalogging
applications. It is ultra-rugged, waterproof to IP68 and able to be built in large volumes at low cost.