Water is a resource of ever increasing scarcity and concern and on top of this farmers are tasked with the responsibility of feeding the world's ever-growing population. From our on-farm frustrations we knew there had to be a better way to get the exact amount of water to the exact location, exactly when we needed it.
At Next Farm we employ a variety of on farm sensors to enable environmentally responsive irrigation scheduling. Our RIM (Remote Irrigation Mesh) controllers provide control down to individual sprinklers, offering unprecedented granularity and precision water control. Working with farmers, irrigation installers, and electronics experts in New Zealand means Next Farm offers practical, farm-specific, solutions for improving irrigation.
Our field-tested hardware provides a reliable solution for farmers to maximize their yields while minimizing both their labor and water inputs for optimal efficiency. Our goal is not only to ensure that there is sufficient water left for the generations to come but also to enable farms to thrive; and it all starts right now, by applying the right amount of water every time.
Our pricing model will have two different components, the hardware will be an upfront purchase cost and the access to the cloud based software will be a subscription based service.
RIM is designed to be plug and play to enable our distributors to either install alongside new installations or retrofit on existing systems. Each solenoid valve is connected to its unique wireless control node that will relay back to a central base station, which can be installed in a position where it can be powered by mains or with a solar panel.
|Ongoing maintenance required and support provided in Australia|
Once installed the only ongoing maintenance is around replacing batteries, however these have an expected lifetime of over 5 years, and replacing faulty units, which given the plug and play design of the system will be an easy install.
|Units deployed commercially||500+|
Solar, Battery powered, Mains powered
LoRaWAN, Wifi, 3G/4G, Satellite
|Data ownership policy|
Next Farm owns data generated by its products and licenses the data back to farmers.
|Data privacy and security policy|
We maintain a secure data environment on farm, curated and controlled with unique keys for designated users.
Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to our legal statement.