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How to choose the right technology for your farm.

The right technology for your farm is dependent on the environment, the available networks and the things you want to measure. Every farm is different but generally speaking in the Southern and Eastern states LoRaWAN and NB-IoT are the better value options, but in more remote areas satellite is the best option.

The quadrant chart below is a guide to help you think about the options. Each technology has different characteristics but they all do the same thing, ie get the data from the sensor to your phone or computer. In the final result the data will be identical no matter how it got there. 

 

Technology options

Farmo is sometimes asked to explain the different technology options to groups of farmers. These are some of our notes [here].