The Augmenta System is an unobtrusive plug n’ play retrofit system that is mounted on the cabin roof of any ordinary tractor or self-propelled spreader or sprayer. It uses ISOBUS or other OEM specific protocols to control VRA machinery and utilizes a built-in GPS to determine location. A 3G/4G cellular network connection allows cloud connectivity. The system also includes an integrated wireless Augmenta Tablet for in-cabin operator control and the Augmenta Web Portal for operational tracking and analytics, financial reports, record keeping etc.
While in operation, the Augmenta System is not only able to recognize the productivity potential of different field areas, but its cameras can also detect anomalies such as rocky or waterlogged regions. Unlike active sensors detecting chlorophyll reflectance which would wastefully apply more fertilizer in such areas, the Augmenta System reduces the amount accordingly. Furthermore, it auto-calibrates to compensate for changing light conditions during the day.
The Augmenta System can be used on all major crop types such as wheat, canola, and cotton. Moreover, it is multi-functional and future-proof using over-the-air software updates instead of hardware updates to unlock new features as they are developed. Aside from N-VRA, it currently offers PGR and Harvest Aid Defoliant VRA operations. New services are constantly being developed, including Green on Brown selective spot spraying.