Australian based Sentek Technologies has revolutionised soil moisture,
fertilizer and salinity management with its range of sensing
Sentek's technology is used to simply visualise the dynamics of the plant-water-salt-soil-atmosphere interactions. Irrigators use these solutions to manage their day-to-day irrigation, fertigation and salinity
requirements. The products also have applications in agriculture, turf, mining and environmental management.
Sentek Pty Ltd ("Sentek") was founded in 1991 by a number of people, including Peter Buss. Peter Buss still works at
Sentek as Manager of Agronomic R&D.
Since its inception, Sentek has commercialized 20 new products, including 7 complete product ranges that service a
range of international market segments.
MISSION AND VALUES
Sentek is focused on its mission "to be globally recognised as best in class provider of soil moisture sensors,
salinity sensors and display software."
Sentek is strongly focused on delivering valuable, market driven outcomes to its end user customers through strong
collaboration with distributors, researchers, end users, suppliers and solution partners.
Sentek prides itself on having open and honest dealings with all of its stakeholders.
Sentek's products are sold around the world through a network of Distributors, who in their own right, are experts
in irrigated agriculture, mining and environmental management. Sentek currently supports over 70 distributors, with
hundreds of sales locations around the world.
Sentek's products are used in agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, wastewater management, research, mining and
environmental industries around the world.
In the year 2000, Sentek began to expand its product range from its original, continuous soil moisture monitoring
solution EnviroSCAN, to the release of the portable Diviner 2000 system. Sentek then released the EasyAG probe, a slim-line probe specifically designed for shallow rooted crops. The company also shifted its focus from solely proprietary products to having an open integration platform, working with other technology companies to provide complete solutions to a range of different markets. Since then Sentek has continued to release a range of new products. The TriSCAN sensor is a revolutionary sensor with the capability to measure salinity and soil moisture in one sensor. TriSCAN coupled with Sentek's IrriMAX software,
is the most comprehensive irrigation and fertigation management tool ever developed by Sentek. Through the IrriMAX software and GPRS/3G telemetry of Sentek PLUS solutions, users can now access their data any time, anywhere in the world with internet access. The release of Sentek Solo, a battery powered, logging probe with in-field download, has opened up yet another alternative in continuous soil moisture and salinity monitoring. Sentek MULTI expands on the Sentek PLUS solution, allowing multiple probes and other sensors such as rain gauges and temperature sensors to be connected to the one telemetry device.