u-blox discusses how Seirrowon Labs, a GNSS IoT and autonomy implementation company based in Austin, Texas, harnesses its positioning technology and location services to tackle the complexities and cost of autonomous farming.
Seirrowon Labs was looking to provide positioning solutions for the precision agriculture market that are reliable, easy to use, flexible, and cost-effective. However, existing autonomous agriculture offerings were poorly supported, had steep learning curves, and often imposed expensive RTK subscriptions and update/unlock fees.
Seirrowon harnessed the u-blox IoT service delivery platform to introduce FlatEarth, a monthly PPP-RTK correction data subscription available to purchase directly from devices with an internet connection, eliminating the need to call multiple people or use cumbersome M2M solutions.
Typical RTK service providers only offer 3 and 12-month subscriptions, something farmers have never really liked. Farmers only need a solution for a couple of months in spring and a couple of months in fall. FlatEarth saves money as growers only activate and use it when they need it.
Seirrowon Labs answers the specific challenges of autonomous farming in orchards and fixed crops using proven high precision positioning technology by u-blox.
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