Techagro Pacific P/L (HCPSL)
Techagro Pacific Pty Ltd is
an Australian company, which together with it’s
sister company TechAgro Ltd in Brazil, develops
automation and precision agriculture
technologies primarily for the sugarcane
industry.Among different products and services,
Techagro Pacific has been trialing On Board
Computers for agricultural equipment, as well as
automatic base cutter system and yield monitors
for sugarcane harvesters.
Taking advantage of the new NextG modmax modem
developed and commercialized by Maxon, Techagro
Pacific has developed a new application to track
it’s agricultural machinery online.
Techagro On Board Computer
has been connected to a ModMax modem, sending
position and performance information to a remote
database server. On Line Benchmarking Software
developed by Techagro Pacific connects to the
remote server and processes the information
producing temporal and spatial reports of
In 2008 Herbert Cane
Productivity Services Ltd (HCPSL) plans to
install 80 Techagro On Board Computers with Next
G modems into the entire cane harvester fleet.
HCPSL is half funded by the
districts 800 cane growers and half by sugar
giant CSR. The district grows around 5 Million
tonnes of sugar cane. It provides productivity
services to the Herbert River Sugar Cane region
in Ingham, North Queensland.
Currently the harvest is
tracked with GPS Data Loggers which use SD
Cards. It is hoped that the change to On Board
Computers with NextG modems will allow for a
range of efficiencies and cost benefits at the
harvest transport interface and improvements in
terms of data transfer and storage.
The use of Techagro On Board
Computers with Maxon NextG modems opens new
possibilities for on line tracking and automatic
cane consignment, among other applications.
For more information on
Techagro Pacific P/L’s solutions, please
Dr. Miguel A. Esquivel PĂrez
Techagro Pacific Pty Ltd
miguel @ techagro.com.au