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Technology to improve efficiency in orchards, vineyards, and other long-term crops.

Vineyards, orchards, nut crops, and other permanent crops require a slightly different approach to management than crops that is replanted every season. It’s not always easy to get in and out of the field or do a quick visual check. But the need to see what’s going on is pressing, especially for a crop that needs to sustain year after year.  High value cash crops make investing in technology the easy choice.

 

More information means more control. 

RealmFive’s in-field sensors help make irrigated vineyards and orchards more efficient by delivering detailed information to growers about real-time conditions. That allows for more timely and precise applications of water, fertilizer, and other inputs – taking some of the stress out of operating these intensively-managed agricultural operations, and reducing labor costs by allowing efforts to be focused when and where they are needed most.

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Simple, reliable, scalable.

It’s a solution that can enhance the efficiency of growing virtually any type of produce. Designed to be easily installed, connected devices wirelessly communicate to the cloud via a Gateway – proven reliable in real-world conditions.

The R5 Cloud can integrate with many other brands of agricultural management technology, protecting investments in existing sensors and monitors. And because it’s modular, growers can easily add new hardware as their operation grows or new technology comes online.

RealmFive products ideally suited to specialty farming include:

The center of it all. 

Gateway is the hub that connects all of the IoT equipment to the cloud – up to 50 devices can share one Gateway. Solar-powered for reliable performance anywhere and built to ensure the highest degree of reliability, Gateway’s LoRa wireless technology provides industry-leading connectivity across an operation, delivering important data in real-time.

Gateway Network Hub
  • Drop-in, Solar-Powered Network
  • R5 Core Technology (OTA Configurations / Firmware Update Capable / Onboard Data Storage)
  • Accepts up to (50) R5 Core wireless devices
  • Multi-mile Wireless Range
  • Multiple Cellular Carriers
  • (Optional) Fetch range-extending repeater technology

Soil moisture monitoring that’s out of sight.

 The Furrow underground soil moisture sensor stays out of the way and operates season after season thanks to its five-year* battery life. Buried up to a foot deep and capable of wirelessly connecting through the soil to a nearby RealmFive Gateway, Furrow sends soil moisture data all year round – with no wires to trip on, nothing to get in the way of maintenance or harvest, ideal for vineyards, orchards, nut crops, and other permanent crops.

*Battery life is dependent on configuration and season length.

Furrow Underground Wireless Monitoring Device
  • Can be installed up to 12inches underground
  • Wirelessly transmit underground up to 300 feet (dependent on depth, soil type, and obstacles)
  • R5 Core Technology (OTA Configurations / Firmware Update Capable / Onboard Data Storage)
  • Long-life batters allow for 5-year installation
  • Year-round data
  • Secure and out of the way from most farming operations
  • Integrates with a number of soil moisture sensors

Any soil moisture sensor, anywhere. 

Flex is just that – flexible. Installs in minutes to a wide range of partner soil moisture and pressure sensors, both capacitance and resistance, and transmits data to a Gateway or Fetch. Easily replaceable, low-cost batteries keep it running all season. Built to withstand the elements, Flex will reliably deliver data all season long.

Flex Wireless Monitoring Device
  • Connect a number of different types and brands of sensors to make them wireless
  • Simple installation, light-weight, with a plastic enclosure that is safe for equipment
  • R5 Core Technology (OTA Configurations / Firmware Update Capable / On-board Data Storage)
  • Low-Cost Replaceable Batteries (optional extended life battery pack)
  • Transmits through dense foliage
  • Stays out of the way of many farming operations
  • Integrates with a number of different sensors
    • Pressure transducers
    • Resistance Soil moisture sensors
    • Capacitance Soil Moisture sensors
    • John Deere Soil Moisture sensors
    • Various Level sensors
    • More

Get the most out of drip irrigation.

Drip irrigation can be highly efficient, but when water pressure drops, small changes in water pressure can have a huge impact. Flex – Pressure wireless monitor device uses a pressure transducer attached to the Flex, allowing growers to see the performance of the drip line at different spots. Combined with Flex soil moisture monitoring, users can know how much they irrigate and how much moisture the soil took up – maintaining maximum efficiency. 

Flex Wireless Monitoring Device
  • Connect a number of different types and brands of sensors to make them wireless
  • Simple installation, light-weight, with a plastic enclosure that is safe for equipment
  • R5 Core Technology (OTA Configurations / Firmware Update Capable / On-board Data Storage)
  • Low-Cost Replaceable Batteries (optional extended life battery pack)
  • Transmits through dense foliage
  • Stays out of the way of many farming operations
  • Integrates with a number of different sensors
    • Pressure transducers
    • Resistance Soil moisture sensors
    • Capacitance Soil Moisture sensors
    • John Deere Soil Moisture sensors
    • Various Level sensors
    • More

Keep tabs on the weather.  

Weather Front for Davis Vantage Pro2 weather stationGet RealmFive reliable wireless connectivity with weather sensors: solar radiation, UV, rain collector, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and more. Sampling and transmission frequency are completely customizable. Weather Front can also act as a Gateway in the field, connecting with other sensors and relaying data.  

Growers with older weather monitoring devices can upgrade them to the Weather Front system, bringing unbeatable RealmFive reliability to pre-existing equipment. It’s a smart upgrade that enhances the value of the previous investments. 

Weather Front Weather Station Network Hub
  • (Optional) Gateway Network Hub Functionality
  • R5 Core Technology (OTA Configurations / Firmware Update Capable / Onboard Data Storage)
  • Sensor Integrations: Wind Speed/Wind Direction/Rainfall/Temperature/Relative Humidity/Solar Radiation/Leaf Wetness
  • Includes Davis Vantage Pro2 sensor suite

Teach old equipment new tricks.  

Any equipment can be made smarter with the Flip state sensor. Growers will always know if equipment is running – bin fans, irrigation pumps, virtually any kind of apparatus of any age can be monitored with Flip’s vibration sensing technology. Turn it on, place on a metal surface, connect with a Gateway, and Flip sends status notifications via text or email. It’s that easy. 

Flip State Sensor
    • Reports run status and calculates run-time
    • Self-learns off and on states
    • 10-second installation via magnetic mounting
    • Can be attached to metallic assets including ventilation fans, feed systems, irrigation pumps, grain bin fans, etc.
    • Runs on 2xAA Lithium-ion batteries
    • Multi-mile Wireless Range
    • R5 Core Technology (OTA Configurations / Firmware Update Capable / Onboard Data Storage)
    • Batteries can last a full season (depends on measurement frequency)

Know where it’s raining, not just when it’s raining. 

 In a larger operation, rainfall can vary widely. The Realm-Five-ready Rain Collector is a self-emptying rain gauge that connects with Gateway giving growers accurate hyper-local rain totals, allowing more efficient, precision irrigation. “Send on event” feature sends data more often when it’s raining, saving battery power when it’s not.  

RealmFive Ready Davis Rain Collector
  • Up to the minute hyper local rain data
  • Can be attached to metallic assets including: Ventilation Fans, Feed Systems, Irrigation Pumps, Grain Bin Fans
  • Runs on 2xAA Lithium-ion batteries
  • Multi-mile Wireless Range
  • R5 Core Technology (OTA Configurations / Firmware Update Capable / On-board Data Storage)
  • Batteries can last a full season (depends on measurement frequency)

Monitor pond levels from your desktop or mobile phone.

Float lagoon and pond system gives growers peace of mind. Stay on top of lagoon and pond levels anytime from anywhere – no more time-consuming trips for a visual checkAccurate within inches, the system has two parts: a rover that rests on the water surface, and a base that senddata to the cloud. Customizable text alerts warn if the water level is too high or low, and scheduled reporting makes environmental compliance easier. Five-year battery life means one less thing to worry about. 

Float Lagoon and Pond Monitoring System
  • Can provide accurate and constant insight into liquid levels
  • Easy to install – no trips in the boat
  • Be alerted when levels are too high or too low
  • Consists of 2 pieces of equipment: RTK Base station+ Rover System
  • R5 Core Technology (OTA Configurations / Firmware Update Capable / Onboard Data Storage)
  • 5-year battery life for the rover, solar power for base
  • 1 The base can cover multiple rovers
  • The base can act as Gateway for other wireless R5 Core-enabled devices

The modern farm now within fingertip reach.  

Generations of farmers have worked the land with their hands. The R5 Click app brings all the power of the modern IoT ag operation into one easy-to-manage place, all within fingertip reach. Easy-to-read modules allow visualization of sensor data, device health, user management, and the ability to set customizable alerts. See small problems before they become big ones, and fine-tune operations to adapt to changing conditions. All the necessary information is there to quickly respond to developing situations in the fields and beyond.

R5 Click delivers the insights needed to run a modern operation at peak efficiency.

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