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Farmo Pricing

Farmo is committed to the most transparent and easy-to-understand pricing model for its customers.

The principle is this:

1. Pay for your hardware (with all prices clearly displayed on the website).
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2. Pay a subscription per device that covers data, alerts, data processing and the dashboard. 

You can purchase Farmo hardware at a local distributor or online. When the hardware arrives and you are ready to set it up, jump online and activate your subscription.

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At the moment we have LoRaWAN and NB-IOT devices, with satellite devices coming in 2022. 

LoRaWAN device subscriptions are cheaper because these devices don't have a sim card or telco carrier charges, but they have will normally have the additional capital cost of installing a gateway.

NB-IoT devices have higher subscription charges but they can be deployed wherever there is telco coverage, without the cost of installing your own gateway.

You can mix and match device types. Data is just data when it arrives at your dashboard, it doesnt matter how it got there.

Some rule of thumbs to consider
1. If you have existing LoRaWAN coverage >> use it, its cheap.
2. If you have Telstra coverage on site and less than 5 sensors >> use NB-IoT, its cheap.
3. If you have good line of sight and not too many trees LoRaWAN is very good.
4. If you are outside Telstra coverage and sensors are +10km from base look at satellite.

We appreciate that having to understand which communcations technology to choose when setting up your digital technology is frustating and confusing, and we dont have simple way around this issue yet. If you were just to choose satellite because it works anywhere, 90% of customers would be paying 300% more than they need to. So for the moment we are accepting some frustration in order to get a better value soloution.

Example Pricing.

Mixed farming property in Cavendish, Victoria.

Coverage review: 
  • 30% of the property is covered by pre-existing LoRaWAN coverage installled by the local council. 
  • Areas not covered by pre-existing LoRaWAN could be covered with a gateway installed on top of the shearing shed.
  • Second block, 40kms from the homestead has good 4g coverage but no pre-existing LoRaWAN.

Proposal:

Install a LoRaWAN gateway on the home block shearing shed (using a 4G sim card inside for the backhaul). The areas on the main block not reached by this gateway will be covered by the council gateway coverage. Deploy NB-IoT devices on the second remote block, where there is no mains power and installing a gateway would be costly.

Proposal:

Home block:
LoRaWAN Gateway 
12 month data SIM for gateway 
6x Water Level Monitors (LoRaWAN)
3x Electric Fence Senors (LoRaWAN)
1x Rain Gauge (LoRaWAN)
2x Gate Sensors (LoRaWAN) $349 ea >> $698
1x Soil Moisture and Temp Sensor (LoRaWAN)

Remote Block:
5x Water Rat (NB-Iot)

 Costings: 

 Qty Item Hardware Price Hardware Total Annual Cost Annual Total
1 LoRaWAN Gateway  $899 $899 $150 $150
6 Water Level Monitors (LoRaWAN) $599 $3594 $75 $450
3 Electric Fence Sensor (LoRaWAN) $499 $1497 $75 $225
1 Rain Gauge (LoRaWAN) $299 $299 $75 $75
2 Gate Sensors (LoRaWAN) $349 $698 $75 $150
1 Soil Moisture and Temp Sensor (LoRaWAN)  $379 $379 $75 $75
5 Water Rat (NB-Iot) $749 $3995 $135 $675
Total $11,361 $1650

  All prices include GST

 **Installation of gateway using customers own labour and materials. aproxx $1000