RPMA provides the ultimate technology for connecting sensors to control the elements on your farm.

An Ancient Tradition.
On the Cutting Edge.

Agriculture is the lifeblood of nations. In order to feed the growing population, crop production must increase anywhere from 70 to 100 percent by 2050. Increasing crop yields is nothing new to this ancient practice. One of oldest industries in the history of the world happens to be one of the first adopters of new technological innovation. In order for agriculture to prosper, it has been forced to find ways to create efficiencies for achieving higher yields per resource input whether for arable land farming, fish farming, forestry, or livestock.

Increase Crop Yield. Wirelessly.

Ingenu’s advances in low-power, wide-area wireless technology have led to the creation of RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access), the world’s first cost-effective wireless connectivity solution for precision agriculture. Farmers are in a constant struggle with the forces of nature. Rain, nutrients, and sunshine fluctuate all the time. Soil conditions vary even across a few dozen acres and from year to year. The amount of water and fertilizer that was appropriate in the field in prior years may not be right for this year’s soil conditions. This is where RPMA’s unique wireless capabilities take precision agriculture to the next level.

RPMA-connected sensors placed 24 inches (0.61 m) below ground with above-ground antennas give more depth to smart farmers’ intelligent nurturing plans. Many irrigation or rain events only impact soil to a 12 inch (0.3 m) depth at certain locations, meaning plants with deeper root growth suffer lower production unnecessarily. This, combined with water application variance, brings unnecessary crop yield loss.

Data collected from multi-depth moisture sensors, including temperature and salinity readings provide irrigation recommendations based on soil conditions today, not yesterday, or 80 acres over the hill. This information combined with soil conductivity data give smart farms a comprehensive view of soil’s productivity.

Long-term Battery Powered. Soil Nourishment.

Farms are busy places that require a lot of maintenance. RPMA’s five-year battery life for underground applications gives farmers their time back for use on other pressing matters. RPMA’s long battery life also removes the need for lead acid batteries—that have the potential for environmental hazard. This greatly reduces the risk and makes operation super simple, with very low maintenance.

RPMA's long battery life allows for new precision agriculture applications

Connected Farm. Professionally Managed.

The professionally managed ubiquitous coverage provided by the Machine Network™ means smart farms don’t need to worry about infrastructure management or the associated costs. They can simply purchase and place their nitrate sensors and enjoy automated soil nutrient tracking. And RPMA’s full-featured value allows for high-density placement of soil sensors. Higher density soil sensors give high-resolution field data pushing crop yield to the next level. Higher resolution field data allows for higher resolution application of water and nutrients. With conventional methods you pay three times: 1) when you purchase the solution, 2) when you have lower crop yield because of under application of water and nutrients, and 3) when you over apply water and nutrients yielding less and paying for more nitrate.

The future of farming is possible with RPMA’s unique ability to penetrate underground, its long-battery life, and high-value connectivity.

Long range capability. Superior signal penetration.

Deploying an array of wireless sensors in an agricultural setting can be remarkably difficult to accomplish cost-effectively. The vines, trees and bushes our agricultural commodities grow on all act as a sort of screen that blocks a lot RF communications. The dense, fibrous stalks of sugarcane are an even more difficult proposition. That’s why AgriSource Data looked to RPMA when it developed its Intelliroot™ smart moisture system for use throughout U.S. Sugar’s sugarcane fields.  U.S. Sugar is a farming company that grows sugarcane, citrus and sweet corn, and is the largest producer of sugarcane in the United States. The company utilizes wireless technology to enhance harvesting operations, railroad transportation and mill operations, and will deploy the Intelliroot solution to provide data and analysis of the soil conditions of its sugarcane crops.

“We found that the RPMA network provided extremely reliable coverage, and we believe if it can transmit through a sugarcane field, it can probably get through anything!”

Scott Berden, Precision Ag Manager, U.S. Sugar.

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