Gallagher Group Limited has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Australian Gasbot Pty Ltd to introduce a satellite-based liquid monitoring system to the New Zealand market.
The Gallagher Satellite Water Monitoring system uses Gasbot’s cutting-edge wireless sensor technology to provide timely information on the water levels in tanks, enabling farmers to make informed decisions about water usage and management. The system uses satellite communications to transmit data from the tanks to the farmer’s mobile phone, providing easy access to tank information even in remote or hard-to-reach locations.
The system is not limited to water tanks but can also be used for diesel and fuel tanks, liquid fertiliser, dams, and troughs. It also minimises the need for manual tank readings, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors, by automatically alerting farmers when water levels are low.
The Gallagher Satellite Water Monitoring system will be available for purchase through Gallagher’s rural retailer network in New Zealand. The first 12 months of the software service is included with the initial purchase, followed by an annual satellite connectivity subscription fee.
Chris van der Loo, Gallagher Global GM Product & Technology says, “Assurance of water availability is becoming increasingly important for farmers in New Zealand as climate conditions become more unpredictable.
“Being able to monitor the resources available on farm that are needed to care for animals and crops will become more important as we experience the impacts of moving between flood and drought situations very quickly.
“We are very pleased to be working with Gasbot to offer a satellite liquid monitoring solution to provide peace of mind for farmers across New Zealand regardless of how remote they are.”
Phil Livingston, Managing Director from Gasbot added, “Gasbot is committed to helping farmers understand and optimise water use, as well as monitor fuel and liquid fertiliser levels right across their farms, efficiently and cost-effectively. These are values which align perfectly with Gallagher’s strategy.
“We are excited to partner with Gallagher to bring our innovative product to New Zealand. We believe that this product will make a real difference to farmers in the country, providing them with the information they need to manage their liquids and providing alerts when resources are low.”
With plans to expand the availability of the Satellite Water Monitoring system to other countries in the near future, Gallagher and Gasbot are excited to work together and support the agriculture industry globally.