Connecting your smart farm sensors
Ground Control designs and builds IoT connectivity and tracking solutions for extremely remote locations. From livestock tracking through to data transmission from smart greenhouses, if your agri-tech data exists outside of cellular coverage (or cellular is unreliable), we have a solution for getting it back to you, so you can make great decisions that improve yield.
Working with farmers and agriculturists to deliver smart farming practices through reliable IoT technology
Many farms are located out of reach of consistent, reliable cellular connections. Ground Control specialises in bridging the connectivity gap with a blend of cellular and satellite airtime to record, transmit, and interpret data.
We partner with sensor manufacturers who monitor and manage light, humidity, temperature, soil moisture and crop health. We ensure that data is provided in real-time, wherever the farm is, and whatever the conditions.
Automation and asset tracking
Devices like our RockREMOTE Rugged are used to monitor and manage tractors and trucks. The telemetry provided facilitates predictive maintenance as well as providing real-time data on asset location and trajectory.
Satellite solutions for farming
RockBLOCK makes it easy for developers to add Iridium satellite connectivity to your smart farm solution. If you have sensors in remote places, the RockBLOCK can transmit data in real-time, cost-effectively.RockBLOCK 9602
Attach the RockREMOTE Rugged to your heavy machinery to get real-time telemetry on location, trajectory, payload, speed, fuel and condition monitoring data to aid with predictive maintenance.RockREMOTE Rugged
The RockSTAR provides real-time tracking and two-way communication for remote field workers. If your team are venturing outside of cellular coverage, send one of these with them to ensure their safety.RockSTAR Professional
IoT smart farming in action
Resilient communications via satellite for Autonomous Agricultural Robots
The global autonomous farm equipment market is worth an estimated $62.89 billion. But without resilient, ubiquitous connectivity, Ag operators won’t be able to reap the full benefits. Read how satellite communications can help.
Empowering climate resilience through satellite-enabled precision farming
Ground Control’s RockBLOCK 9602 is providing vital connectivity for Synnefa’s precision farming tools, helping farmers in Kenya gain greater yields and reduce waste, aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals.
BGAN M2M’s role in soil moisture monitoring to help combat climate change
As well as optimum vegetation and crop management through soil moisture monitoring, measuring soil moisture also helps to inform our understanding of how the natural environment responds to climate change. Here’s how the BGAN M2M service is supporting this initiative.
Going Global with M2M: Animal Tracking
M2M – or machine-to-machine – solutions are deployed to solve a wide range of challenges, from farmers who want to track and monitor their livestock to scientists studying animals in the wild. In each case, a unique solution is required.
Transmitting Sensor Data Back from Extremely Remote Locations with Gill Instruments
Ground Control offers users the ability to connect to all Gill meteorological sensors, taking key data on a regular basis and transmitting it over satellites at an affordable price.
ActivitySense – How it Works
Our RockSTAR and RockFLEET devices are used throughout the world, tracking all sorts of things – people, vehicles, machines, animals.
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Whatever your communication or connectivity needs, we can help.