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In the Media: 5G technology on the radar

By 31 May 2022 No Comments
Three people inspect the set up on a fram of an RTV in a vineyard

Published on the Wine Australia website on May 31, this article talks about the Australian 5G Innovation Initiative and Platfarms role in the trials. From the article:

“In this arm of the project, we used the hardware and satellite positioning available currently, and compared that to the 5G GPS technology running on a trial site,” said Lyndsey Jackson, Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Platfarm. “We tested how the Platfarm system can improve GPS tracking when it runs on a smart phone attached to a good antenna”.

Lyndsey said a future application could be for growers to capture images and analysis using drones and quickly have that integrated into and displayed by the Platfarm smartphone app.

Lyndsey said 5G technology could provide many benefits for growers.

“5G is going to give really fast internet upload and download capabilities.

“The GPS results we were seeing are 2–3cm accuracy rather than, say, a 2–3 metres on a smart phone. So over the next few years as smart phone antennas get better and positioning improves, smart phones and positioning technologies are very much going to become viable and affordable in horticulture and viticulture.”

Read the full article 5G technology on the radar.