We are developing new products, new ways of seeing data and new ways of learning about water.
In 2016 and 2017 we ran a beta test where we invited farmers and research groups to use the Chameleon and the VIA platform and provide feedback. This was part of our "user-led design" strategy.
The beta test gave us wonderful insights as to how to improve the VIA, not to mention all the "little things" we had to fix to ensure a reliable product in the field.
The problem was we were quickly over-subscribed. At last count, there were over 2000 crops on the VIA from 16 countries. More people wanted to join the VIA than we could support.
Regrettably, we had to remove the Chameleon equipment from the VIA shop.
If you are already using the VIA, we would like to continue to support you.
If you are starting a new project and would like to use the Chameleon equipment and VIA.
Please contact us here Contact Us for more information
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The Virtual Irrigation Academy explained
We started a few years back with a basic Chameleon reader that showed the moisture in the soil as blue, green and red colours. Now we have a Wi-Fi enabled Chameleon reader combined with uniquely identified sensor arrays that sends data to this website.
This three minute video gives you a snapshot of the journey so far.
To see examples of soil moisture patterns select the "Our Community" button from the menu.
To learn more about the Chameleon and FullStop Wetting Front Detector select "The tools" button.