Farm equipment tracking

Integrate our connected beacons into your farm equipment tracking solution.


What is the use of connected farm equipment tracking?

The agricultural machinery and equipment market is set for strong growth over the next few years, reaching $288.89 billion in 2028, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4%. Improving the safety and competitiveness of farms is a challenge for all players in the sector. Connected farming solutions, also known as “smart farming”, are being developed to meet this need.

With data collection and analysis at the heart of these solutions, the use of IoT beacons dedicated to tracking agricultural equipment offers farmers invaluable tools for optimizing the management of their equipment fleets, improving operational efficiency and reducing costs.

Indeed, by equipping their farm machinery with Bluetooth beacons, farmers can track the location and use of their equipment fleet in real time. This facilitates fleet management, including deployment planning, resource reallocation and theft prevention.

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How does connected farm equipment tracking work?

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To locate and inventory a fleet of farm machinery, the connected solution uses Bluetooth identification beacons and GPS trackers (known as gateways). Bluetooth beacons are attached to farm machinery, while GPS units are installed on motorized equipment.

Thanks to their unique identification number (UUID), the operator can associate each beacon with a machine to be tracked. The beacons emit their identifiers at regular intervals, and when a motorized vehicle equipped with a GPS tracker passes by, the latter scans and collects the data transmitted by the beacons. The position of the machines is then uploaded to the customer’s servers/cloud, and the data can be viewed on an IoT platform.

In this way, the farmer can monitor the condition of his fleet of farming equipment, automatically calculate time of use, keep a record of tasks carried out, define predictive maintenance alerts, or calculate areas worked.

The farmer can then view his herd’s daily activity on a mobile or PC application. He can find out where each animal is and its activity level. The user can define movement thresholds to trigger automatic alerts in the event of abnormal activity to improve herd management.

The box will then act as a gateway and transmit the geolocation and identification information to your IoT platform via the 3G/4G cellular network.

The operator will then be able to visualize on this platform the inventory of his fleet of vehicles, to follow the coupling and uncoupling of his trailers and to manage his loading docks and thus quickly identify the blocking points that could be the cause of delays.

Why integrate ELA Innovation Bluetooth beacons into your farm equipment tracking solution?

Our Bluetooth Low Energy beacons are ideal for farm equipment tracking for a number of reasons:

100% autonomous

Their battery powered operation offers up to 20 years of autonomy guaranteeing a competitive total cost of acquisition.

Industrial casing

Robust and waterproof (IP68 and IP69K), these beacons are designed for outdoor use. They are also resistant to shock and vibration.

Quick and easy installation

Ultra-simple to install thanks to a range of mounting options (high-performance double-sided stickers or screw-on brackets), these beacons can be attached to any surface and require no wiring.

Compatible with telematics boxes

Based on Bluetooth Low Energy technology, these beacons are compatible with the majority of on-board telematics units on the market, requiring no additional integration.

Which tracking beacons to use for agricultural equipment tracking

If you’re an IoT solution provider looking to integrate farming equipment tracking into your offering, here are the ELA Innovation Bluetooth beacons we recommend:

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