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SWAN Systems

SWAN Systems is a cost effective, online data analytics platform to optimise and manage water and nutrient application.

SWAN delivers an integrated and simple to use software solution to both irrigation and nutrient management. It is about tailoring a solution to users to ensure they optimise their water and fertiliser consumption - the right quantity, at the right time. It provides precise planning and monitoring for better economic, environmental and social outcomes.

SWAN uses telemetry to collect a range of data inputs including weather, irrigation flow volumes and soil moisture probe readings. It is web-based for accessibility and automated for speed of delivery. It is unique in its combination of nutrients with water and its hardware independence; it can interface with most existing irrigation equipment.

The data is processed by proven algorithms with calibration to soil type, crop type, water source, plant growth phase and type of irrigation hardware to inform the user as to the right time and amount of water to be applied. The nutrient module monitors fertiliser mixes, timing of applications and nutrient uptake curves and tracks this in the context of the irrigation program.

SWAN is about proactive management and its use of forward looking weather data means it is disrupting the set and forget systems that have been the historical approach to scheduling. It allows for technical expertise to oversee crop irrigation and nutrient application simply and easily.


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  • Pricing model

    Use of SWAN Systems is via an annual subscription fee which is based on the size (number of sites managed by SWAN) of the operation. There is a one-off setup fee per site.

  • Installation process

    SWAN Systems is a "software-as-a-service" (SaaS) product which is optimised for use on Google Chrome. Internet connectivity and at least 4GB of RAM (8GB is preferable) is required to use the software. Users log in to their SWAN account to access their sites. SWAN staff assist users in setting up the project parameters.

  • Ongoing maintenance required and support provided in Australia

    No physical maintenance is required. Online training, supported by online resources, is provided. Support is also provided during normal working hours via email, phone and an online helpdesk.

  • Units deployed commercially
    50
  • Energy source

    Any source of electricity

  • Communications compatibility

    Internet

  • Data ownership policy

    Customer owns data and has the right to request their data at any stage. Indicina owns anonymously aggregated data.

  • Data privacy and security policy

    Refer to - https://www.swansystems.com.au/privacy-policy/

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