Agriculture

Meshmerize helps interconnect autonomous farming equipment to provide seamless connectivity.

Enable sustainable smart farming

Connectivity Today

Changes in market preferences and labor shortages have led to the rise of autonomous farming solutions. Whether UAVs, automation, robotics, or sensor swarms, these solutions all require a stable network to keep a farm working 24/7 properly.

Key Challenges

  • Lack of infrastructure connectivity like 4G, 5G in remote farms.

  • Setting up new network coverage throughout the farm area can be prohibitively expensive - both cellular and WiFi

  • Topography of large landscapes makes setting up new networks more challenging

Connectivity with Meshmerize

Meshmerize eliminates the need for having expensive network infrastructures for farms of all sizes. By interconnecting various autonomous farming equipment to each other instead of each device to a few access points, it helps to drive down costs and increase reliability dramatically.

Advantages

  • Range extension using a peer-to-peer overlay network

  • Increased reliability even in ‘radio-shadow’ areas caused by trees or other topography

  • Seamless roaming and multipath routing

  • Designed for machine-type communication

  • Compatible with v2v connectivity standard - IEEE802.11p

MULTIPATH MESH
High resilience and low latency for time-critical systems
WIRELESS INFIELD COMMUNICATION
Enables reliable wireless infield communication, thus providing low-latency command-and-control of adjacent machines
HARDWARE INDEPENDENT
Available through a wide variety of COTS wireless products in plug-n-play fashion. Alternatively, it can be installed directly on the tractors.

Mesh use cases in agriculture

IN-FIELD WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

  • Solar-powered Meshmerize units distributed in the field to provide wireless coverage throughout the field

  • Multipath zero-conf mesh ensures easy setup and no manual configuration necessary

  • No cabling is required to the APs - Significantly low CapEx

  • Optionally, provide standard wifi-coverage for COTS devices such as phones, and industrial tablets

TELE-OPERATED FARM VEHICLES

  • Command-and-control network for tele-operating agricultural vehicles

  • Supports multi-priority traffic - Simultaneously transfer high-volume (e.g.video streams) and low-latency (e.g. control)

  • Extend connectivity throughout the farm using multi-hop mesh

PRECISION FARMING SWARMS

  • Provide reliable vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity between farm vehicles

  • Compatible with industry-standard wireless such as WiFi 4 , WiFi 6, or IEEE802.11p based devices

  • No need to provide connectivity throughout the farm. Vehicles connect to each other directly when and where needed