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Avanti, Smart Rural Sign Contract for ‘Smart Farm’ Services

By Caleb Henry | December 24, 2015
      Sprinkler irrigation agriculture

      Sprinkler irrigation in the High Plains. Photo: Texas A&M AgriLife Research/ Kay Ledbetter (Flickr)

      [Via Satellite 12-24-2015] Smart Rural, a specialist agricultural Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company, has signed a contract with Avanti Communications, to provide Ka-band satellite capacity for farmers in Spain and Portugal. For the agriculture market, Smart Rural has developed a number of proprietary connected devices to control farm systems, including irrigation, feeding and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). These products are designed to turn a farm into a smart farm that benefits from increased efficiency and security. Avanti’s Hylas 1 Ka-band satellite has total coverage of Spain and Portugal to enable these services.

      “Our partnership with Avanti enables us to deliver quality high-speed satellite services to even the most rural farms which have previously struggled to access connectivity due to lack of terrestrial infrastructure. Now all farms across Spain and Portugal can benefit from a fully connected smart farm,” said Sergio Rodriguez, CEO of Smart Rural.