Farmbot Monitoring Solutions offers innovative remote monitoring solutions for the agriculture industry.

Australian agritech company Farmbot has created a remote water monitoring solution to help farmers monitor their supplies and infrastructure. The solution revolves around the Farmbot Monitor unit, a rugged, self-powering connectivity device with Viasat’s IsatData Pro (IDP) service built-in providing two-way connectivity anywhere.

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Farmbot Monitoring Solutions is an Australian agritech company specialising in remote monitoring solutions. The American arm of the company is called Ranchbot and has been rapidly growing in the United States.  The company has grown significantly over the past few years, and its core water monitoring solutions have become the new gold standard of real-time remote monitoring.

Its sensors connecting to the unit generate real-time alerts, trends analysis and actionable insights on water ecosystems and farm infrastructure via Farmbot's proprietary algorithms.

This ensures farmers can use innovative IoT solutions to remotely monitor their operations and control pumps and machinery in real time.

Unreliable connectivity on terrestrial networks has previously been a barrier to technology adoption on remote farms – two-way satellite communications is a game changer. When paired with a satcom service such as Viasat's BGAN, vital IoT data can arrive faster at its destination – with significantly lower latency and cost to customers.

Key benefits

  • Easy installation (no technician required)
  • Multiple sensors available
  • Reliable and robust – works anywhere, even in remote environments
  • Dashboard can be accessed by multiple users
  • Integrates with a range of other agritech platforms
  • Built from corrosion-resistant materials
  • Suitable for all sizes of agricultural business, from small farms to large multiple-site operations


  • End-to-end solution that combines hardware, sensors, satellite and cellular (4G/LTE) connectivity and SaaS
  • Solar-powered devices
  • Cloud-based MyFarmbot dashboard
  • Real-time SMS and email alerts

User Scenarios

  • Monitor water level, pressure and flow
  • Detect leaks and faults
  • Measure rainfall and track rainfall history
  • Determine pump issues
  • Get insights into livestock drinking habits
  • Manage diesel levels and prevent fuel from being stolen
  • Provide emergency alarm for staff (send an immediate distress signal)
“Being involved with the ELEVATE Program is an exciting step forward in the development of Farmbot solutions. It has the potential to significantly improve the management of critical water resources for farmers worldwide, resulting in tangible productivity gains, carbon reduction and ultimately more sustainable outcomes."

Andrew Coppin, Managing Director, Farmbot Monitoring Solutions