Farmers generally have to walk miles daily to operate their irrigation pumps where they might confront a power cut. Real System’s Mobile Starter Controller helps them check availability of power supply and switch pumps ON/OFF remotely via a missed call.
Technology & Process:Realtech Device equipped with a SIM card is installed at pumping station. SIM card is programmed to respond to missed calls from specific number (cell phone number of farmer).
When farmer makes a missed call to SIM fitted in Realtech device, it responds by sending SMS to farmer’s mobile stating whether power supply is available or not at that point of time.
If power supply is available, on second missed call motor is turned ON and farmer is informed about the action via SMS including time of start.
Third missed call switches the motor OFF and sends SMS to farmer’s mobile phone confirming the task.
SMS is sent to farmer in text (local language) + picture format as majority farmers don’t understand English or are illiterate. Product currently supports, seven regional languages. To avoid control by anybody other than farmer (or his family) , five cell phone nos can be programmed and device ignores calls from any other unidentified numbers.
The product has been developed by Mr. T. Kumar, founder of Realtech Systems. He is a diploma in chemical engineering. After completing his education, he started a computer training institute and continued playing with electronics in free time which gradually translated into small projects from local industries.