- Biometrics system, location services to improve data recording efficiency
- Can be integrated with Quarto to digitalise both main office and the field
DIGITAL management solutions provider LintraMax (M) Sdn Bhd launched its new application QuartoConnect today. The application, which runs on mobile device functions, helps oil palm planters streamline work processes in their plantations.
QuatroConnect acts as a tool for planters to digitally record data of activities in the field and store the data in a cloud-based system, making it easier for managers at the main office to quickly access field data at any time and eliminating the need for paper-based log books and other manual methods of recording and storing data.
Among key features of QuartoConnect are an integrated biometric device to read fingerprints, allowing workers’ attendance to be recorded and verified quickly; GPS location tagging to record crop production, which improves traceability and enhances crop quality monitoring; and monitoring of crop evacuation efficiency (an important factor affecting oil extraction rate) to improve crop freshness and reduce crop backlogs and losses
The application is a new module of Quarto, is LintraMax’s award-winning (MSC Malaysia APICTA Merit Award 2017) cloud-based plantation management system that was launched in 2016, but it can also be deployed independently or as a standalone application.
With QuartoConnect, users can record data even when the application is offline in plantation areas where there is no Internet connection. Once it is connected to the Internet, all data will be uploaded to its cloud-based central system.
“LintraMax’s goal is to digitalise agricultural practices,” said LintraMax founder and managing director Khor Kheng Khoon (pix), explaining that after the company launched Quarto in 2016, it saw that there was still an information gap between field operations and monitoring, which led to it building QuartoConnect.
“This is our solution to extend the digitalisation of plantations to include work not just at the main office but in the field as well.”
Though proper recording of data gathered from the field is crucial for business, in many cases, planters still use conventional methods, including paper-based log books. Not only are these not easy to manage but they also make reporting of field data to main office a long process.
“We have also discovered that a lack of workers, poor crop harvesting quality, and crop losses are among the biggest operation challenges faced by many planters. So, digitalisation of these processes helps improve traceability and monitoring of field operations, which can reduce the impacts of these challenges,” Khor explained.
QuartoConnect is now available for oil palm plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia directly from LintraMax and on a subscription basis.
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