"We currently have NuPoint installed in 19 of our vehicles. We wanted an android based system rather than a set-unit to go in each machine, and the reason for that was cost. Workers already have smartphones or tablets, so we utilise what they already have, however, had the option to purchase (NuView) a rugged 7-inch tablet.
Job dispatch is fantastic - it’s what we use a lot. Drivers receive the job and farm map on their tablets via the NuPoint App with any instructions of work to be carried out. Knowing that the correct job and the correct farm block is being done gives us peace of mind. Operators are basically self-managed, our drivers love the technology and have embraced it with ease.
Tracking machinery, live tracking is a huge plus. Having visibility online of where exactly the harvesters and operators improve the safety of our operation. It’s certainly good when charging per kilometre or per meter - like harvesting down rows and so on. When spraying we now offer an actual job sheet to the grower, it shows all the rows we’ve been down (shaded in), so they know exactly what’s been sprayed."
I would without a doubt recommend the NuPoint system."
Craig Sheridan | Director
"There hasn’t been anything quite like this up until now. Job mapping, job creation, scheduling and the ability to track spreading all in one. We rolled out the NuPoint system in two stages. First, was the tracking phase, and secondly the scheduling phase, we distributed tablets so we could assign jobs and maps to each vehicle. Tracking vehicles help ensure things are being done as they should be done. Each vehicle is accountable for its time - basically, we can see where it is and when it’s working.
NuPoint gives us the ability to have all maps stored. We are able to create and draw the paddocks on the satellite image, add names and it calculates the block drawn in hectares. Which is terrific to be able to plan & forecast how much fert we will require for each job. When the guys spread the paddock they see the spreading tracks inside the paddock map on their screen.
We use the NuPoint system to overlay tracking information over terrain satellite maps rather than road maps. This is a tremendous advantage when we’re in the middle of nowhere. NuPoint specialises in this industry and their system was able to give us more detail about the spreading we do. When the vehicle is “actually spreading” not just when the switch is turned on – we can actually see it tracking, when it’s travelling it’s a black line and when spreading it’s a blue line. A Nupoint system is certainly a fundamental tool to our business and what we do as an industry."
Fertspread | Gunning | Australia
"I was looking for a new mapping program to keep up to date company and contract grower vineyard details I was introduced to NuPoint. The system is flexible, adaptable and easy to learn, fulfilling the majority of our needs off the bat.
Where feedback and suggestions were solicited (both pre and post-harvest), Lance and team have been proactive in implementing these suggestions with a rapid evolution in the software to date and more to come.
Initially considered a secondary feature (by myself) was the real time scheduling of jobs to operators and/or machines. I quickly realised the potential of this part of the system and herein lies the power and ongoing future of NuPoint with us."
Hamish Clark | Senior Winemaker
Saint Clair Family Estate
"I’ve been involved in the viticulture industry for approximately 25 years. "We were previously using another system but switched to this one, we were looking for up-to-date modern technology and functionality and an easier system to use. It’s not based around having to invest in an expensive complex piece of hardware. It was inexpensive to set up, vehicles were fitted with a tracking device and a tablet to view the NuPoint App.
We use it for tracking and work scheduling. And also for planning functionality to allocate jobs to various operators. “I like intuitive type systems that operators can learn to use very quickly”. We need to offer tools to our staff that are straightforward and quick to learn, this system has been very easy on our operators. It’s been a really effective way of communicating job instructions and specifications to operators in the field. They have clarity on exactly where they need to be, they know the block or paddock where they need to go, it’s all communicated in a very clear and concise way. The on screen mapping is clear and instantly recognisable. It is simpler to operate than what we’ve had in the past and it’s reliable and efficient as well.
The support has been excellent, these guys are really open and very honest to deal with. Considering how much they are trying to do, they’re quick to adjust or add functionality which has been very good for us.
NuPoint is certainly the right platform."
Jason Tripe | Managing Director