Gallagher Ag Devices App gives farmers confidence and peace of mind with a complete view of fence performance
Editorial written by Gallagher for the Summer 2020/2021 Seasons Magazine.
The arrival of the new Gallagher Ag Devices App provides delivers farmers real-time information and alerts about fence performance directly to a compatible smartphone, as well as the added benefit of being able to turn the fence on and off from the palms of their hands.
Vast improvements have been made on the previous Dashboard Fence App, with ease of use and reliability at the forefront of the redesign. Farmer feedback was sought to produce a new user-interface and the 100 per cent Gallagher-developed cloud infrastructure ensures farmers now receive reliable, real-time fence performance information.
Simple to set up, the Gallagher WiFi Gateway enables connectivity to the Gallagher Cloud. The Gateway is connected directly to any i Series Energizer and is then synced with the Gallagher Ag Devices App. A WiFi network is required to connect the Gateway to the Gallagher Cloud and for those producers without a WiFi connection at the Energizer, a WiFi hotspot or smartphone hotspot will easily enable connectivity.
As soon as the App is synced to the WiFi Gateway, fence output data would become available to the user, Gallagher customer support manager Noel Hecker said.
“The absolute beauty of the new Gallagher Ag Devices App is that it allows farmers to receive real-time fence data straight to their phones, no matter where they are located,” he said.
“We have a variety of customers already happily set up using the App, from those who are located on their property full-time and are looking to save time on fence maintenance, to those who work away during the week and want that peace of mind that their fence is performing as it should be while they are gone.”
The Gallagher customer support team is a dedicated, five-person group committed to providing aftersales support to customers from afar. The team has always utilised technology such as video calls and remote system access, which has never been more important than in recent months.
“We are committed to ensuring our customers are getting the most out of their Gallagher systems so while each customer has slightly different needs, we are well practised at finding a solution that will meet their expectations,” Mr Hecker said.
Making use of another brilliant piece of technology from Gallagher – the i Series Fence Monitor – farmers can now set up and monitor up to six separate zones on their fence, dividing their farm into zones. This aids in the swift location of faults on the fence, saving producers valuable time and money.
“In the unlikely event of a drop in fence performance, there are two distinct advantages to using the Gallagher Ag Devices App,” Mr Hecker. said
“Firstly, an alert will be sent to the Ag Devices App as soon as there a drop below a defined level of voltage on the fence. Rather than discovering a fence has been down for hours and stock have wandered off in all directions, farmers can now act on any issues immediately.
“Secondly, and just as importantly, by using i Series Fence Monitors to set up zones along the fenceline, the farmer can then pinpoint the fault to a zone and head straight there, rather than spending hours searching for the source of the fault.”
As always, Gallagher remains committed to providing solutions that help farmers find efficiency and productivity gains.
For more information on how Gallagher i Series Energizers can save you time and money on-farm, or to get started with the Ag Devices App and a WiFi Gateway for your existing i Series Energizer, head into your local Elders store or get in touch with Gallagher on 1800 425 524.
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