TracMap's TrackLink system is being used in vineyard harvesting and spraying. Photo supplied.
Mosgiel-based company TracMap has received an innovation
award at the Wine Industry Suppliers Australia awards in
Adelaide for its vineyard task management system.
TracMap provides GPS technology across the agriculture,
search and rescue, utilities and aviation sectors.
Its viticulture system included cloud-based task management,
with real-time GPS locational and guidance hardware.
Judges of the Tarac Technologies innovation award noted the
system's ease of use for operators and the high level of job
reporting data available for vineyard managers.
TracMap chief executive Colin Brown said the company knew the
product had ''huge potential'' for winemaking internationally
and it was great to see the industry picking up on it so
fast. The system was already in use on half of New Zealand's
Mr Brown established TracMap in 2005, after he identified a
gap in the market for an easy-to-use GPS guidance and mapping
system, specifically designed for New Zealand conditions.
TracMap now exports to nine countries. Australia and the
United States are its principal markets.