Farmbot, a company specialising in technologies for remotely monitoring farm water supplies, says its new Farmbot Camera represents a first for Australian agriculture.
Its managing director Andrew Coppin says the next-generation device enables farmers to take real-time images via two-way satellite connectivity.
"In a first for the Australian agriculture sector, farmers will be able to physically control infrastructure and other assets remotely," he said.
"This technology is a leap forward and will revolutionise the way farmers make business decisions, unlocking exponential productivity gains and boosting profitability for customers.
"The camera is the first product in Australian agriculture to leverage duplex satellite technology, an innovation which allows two-way communication between a Farmbot monitor and user at a relatively affordable price.
"The technology is powered by a global leader in satellite technology, Inmarsat, bringing together best-in-breed global technology expertise and local Australian ingenuity.
"With two-way communication established on farms, Farmbot plans to continue the development of more products that enable more farm assets to be controlled remotely including gates and pumps."
Mr Copping said Farmbot was continuing to see exponential growth against a backdrop of global uncertainty.
"The global agtech market for innovation products and services is $A650 billion a year and is growing at eight per cent a year," he said.
Mr Coppin said the Farmbot Camera was developed in collaboration with Australian farmers.
The camera will be released in tandem with the next generation Farmbot unit, the Farmbot Duplex Satellite Monitor and provides on-demand or scheduled images of troughs, dams or tanks and other on-farm assets.
It has three image capture settings that can be selected depending on the image quality required.
The camera can zoom in and out, enabling the user to see more detail. The images captured can be requested via the MyFarmbot platform on phone and desktop devices.