BinMaster’s FeedView changes the way producers check feed levels in their bins, according to Scott Hudson, BinMaster executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Hudson says FeedView uses battery-operated FVL-100 laser-level sensors using long-range technology. Since the system is battery-powered, installation on the bin requires no wiring. “You just install the sensor, put a battery in the sensor, and then it starts taking readings. It really is that simple.”
Hudson says the use of LoRa technology allows the data from the sensor to be transmitted up to a mile “to a gateway that receives the data. That gateway then will send
that data to the cloud so that you can see it inside of FeedView.”
Feed inventory data can be viewed from any device connected to the internet such as a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Judge Brad Leuwerke likes the versatility of the FeedView system. “Feed management is a big deal — and this can be site-specific, or it can be managed by someone overseeing feed purchases for a company.”