Awards and Accolades:
- 2019 Best Technology Innovation
2019 Innovation Name: ecoSphere®
Awards: 4th Most Innovative Technology Company
Pivotel developed its ecoSphere® solution to provide the missing connectivity link for farmers and application providers to better manage land and water to benefit their stock and crops. ecoSphere® is a clever combination of bespoke designed cellular coverage and complementary satellite services. Through the use of low power, small cell 4G base stations, Pivotel can cost effectively provide blanket cellular coverage to moderately sized properties (10-100s of thousands of hectares).
The 4G technology allows farmers to install low power/low data rate sensors, make and receive voice calls and have high speed data connectivity for video cameras or mobile data to iPads anywhere on the property. The low power small cell technology allows Pivotel to minimise the cost of building the base stations and power them using solar and batteries to minimise running costs and enable more flexibility in the siting of the towers. On properties where the density of assets doesn’t justify building cellular coverage, or on properties with a few outlier assets that need to be connected, we are able to supply low cost, simple satellite connectivity solutions through a single data connection, allowing our partners to focus on the solution and not the complexities of satellite networks.