Sentek Drill & Drop

Sentek Drill and Drop

The Sentek Drill & Drop (https://sentektechnologies.com/product-range/soil-data-probes/drill-and-drop/) measures volumetric water content in percent (%) and temperature every 4” down starting at a depth of 2”. The probe is available in 12”, 24”, 36”, and 48” lengths, and a special version also measures salinity. High volumetric water content corresponds to wet soil whereas low volumetric water content corresponds to dry soil. For installation, the manufacturer recommends using a custom tapered auger bit. An installation video can be viewed at the following link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31l0vPW514).

Comparison of the five telemetry services that are featured in the 2020 showcase for the Sentek Drill & Drop

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Besides the sensors/probes, what other hardware does a customer need for telemetry? LTE Agility Sensor Radio unit DecisionKing standard unit base station (each covering multiple sensor stations within 2 miles away) + Sentek sensor station PLUS Compact unit Aqua Trac Lite unit
Any concerns of damage from field operations? The telemetry unit is often enclosed within a fiberglass mast at least 1.5 feet above ground. The telemetry unit is often mounted on a T post or metal conduit several feet above ground. The flexible fiberglass antenna can be hit by spray booms or pivots. The telemetry unit extends at least 1.5 feet above ground. The telemetry unit is often mounted on a T post or metal conduit several feet above ground.
Is there a periodic subscription fee for telemetry? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
How frequently is the soil moisture data updated? Every four hours Hourly Every two hours Every three hours Every two hours
What are all the ways a customer can view the data? Web Browser, Apple App Web Browser, Apple App Web Browser, Apple App, and Android App Web Browser Web Browser, Apple App, and Android App
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  Click on the name of a telemetry service provider above for the link to its data!