Re-imagining the tractor



Smart Machine, a Marlborough based company, has developed autonomous tractors for viticultural farmers. Dubbed "Oxin", these machines are designed to tackle fundamental labour issues with greater precision, safety and sustainability.

The development of these machines requires a combination of agricultural engineering, hardware and software engineering expertise. This meant they faced unique software challenges when developing this technology.

Spark have been able to help Smart Machine by providing mobile and IoT SIMs to give the company access to security and data management platforms. Spark also provided tools to support Smart Machine's cybersecurity needs.

"We're really proud of working with the Smart Machine Company, and just ensuring that they're secure from threats whilst they're busy innovating, creating and growing new ways of working," said Shane McKay, the Site Lead and Region Lead Owner for Spark Business Hub Region 10.


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