smaXtec System

Our system in detail

With our proven bolus technology, you measure meaningful data of highest quality – directly within the cows. smaXtec Boluses continuously measure data inside the reticulum that we transform into valuable information and actionable recommendations. This knowledge enables you to take data-based and informed decisions to improve your farm.

What makes smaXtec unique?

smaXtec measures inside the cow, giving us two key advantages:
  • We only deliver high-quality information, as our measured data cannot be affected by outside influences.
  • We collect data that cannot be measured anywhere else, e.g. inner body temperature, drinking behaviour and rumen pH values.

And we go even further

We do not see data as single points of information but combine them for you. Thanks to this holistic approach, we provide you with unique insights and support you in taking the best decisions based on comprehensive knowledge.
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smaXtec boluses continuously collect data

The bolus measures direct, extremely accurate, and insightful values about your cows, straight from the reticulum. The boluses are administered once and are completely maintenance-free.

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Read-out devices automatically transmit data

The smaXtec readout devices, with an integrated Internet connection, read out the data from the smaXtec boluses and transfer it immediately to the smaXtec cloud. The readout device only requires a power supply to generate readouts.

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Comprehensive data analysis

At smaXtec, our database grows every second, and you benefit from it too! We analyze the unique cow data from all over the world with the help of artificial intelligence (AI)-based applications and combine it with knowledge from agricultural scientists, veterinarians, and consultants. You receive precise alerts and recommendations for action so that you can take the right measures at the right time. This way, you increase animal welfare and your farm’s success at the same time

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Access data anywhere and anytime

You can access your farm’s information and to-do lists from anywhere, either on your smartphone or computer. When action is needed, health messages come to your device as a push notification and/or email, and action can be made promptly.

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Facilitate your everyday work

With smaXtec, you improve your management, optimize animal welfare, collaborate with advisors and veterinarians to make your farm future-proof!

The main components of the smaXtec System

smaXtec Boluses

smaXtec Classic Bolus & pH Plus Bolus

Our boluses  in comparison

We offer two types of boluses, depending on the functionalities you need. Find the functionalities covered below.
smaXtecClassic Bolus
smaXtecpH Plus Bolus
smaXtecClassic Bolus
smaXtecpH Plus Bolus
Detection of feverish conditions
Ja
Ja
Ja
Ja
Detection of metabolic diseases
Ja
Ja
Ja
Ja
Heat detection
Ja
Ja
Ja
Ja
Calving detection
Ja
Ja
Ja
Ja
Rumination measurement
Ja
Nein
Ja
Nein
Monitoring of drinking behaviour
Ja
Ja
Ja
Ja
Detection of heat stress
Ja
Ja
Ja
Ja
Detection of subacute rumen acidosis (SARA)
Nein
Ja
Nein
Ja
Detection of feeding issues
Nein
Ja
Nein
Ja
Optimisation of rations
Nein
Ja
Nein
Ja
Number of boluses to be used
Each cow gets a bolus for individual monitoring.
6 to 10 % of the herd or feeding group are equipped with boluses.
Each cow gets a bolus for individual monitoring.
6 to 10 % of the herd or feeding group are equipped with boluses.
Important information: Our boluses are designed for cattle and cannot be used for any other animal. The minimum weight for bolus administration is 300 kg when applied by vets or trained staff.
The Classic Bolus
in detail
The pH Plus Bolus
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smaXtec boluses
The smaXtec Classic Bolus
With the smaXtec Classic Bolus, you monitor each of your cows’ health status and get information about the time of calving and heat detections. The smaXtec Classic Bolus is administered to every animal and provides you with valuable insights for each animal.
Your benefits
Insights provided with the smaXtec Classic Bolus
Best possible health monitoring
  • Continuous temperature measurement allows for earliest possible detection of changes of the health status
  • Immediate alerts as soon as first signs of feverish or metabolic diseases are detected
  • Highly precise measurement of rumination based on rumen contractions
  • Reduction of antibiotics and other medication thanks to earliest possible reaction
  • Monitoring of drinking behavior
  • Significant improvement of animal health
Precise heat detection
  • Including recommended insemination time
  • Improved conception rates and shorter calving intervals
  • Rapid identification of fertility issues
Timely calving detection
  • Alerts are being sent 15 hours before calving, on average
  • Sufficient time for taking necessary measures

System awarded multiple times

Thanks to the award-winning system you will detect important events earliest possible. The insights into your herd will not only result in improved animal health but also in a better financial outcome.
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smaXtec Classic Bolus

Further Details

  • Tested by DLG (German Agricultural Society) and certified to be rumen fluid resistant
  • Size: 105 x 35mm (length x diameter)
  • Internal memory: 6 days
  • Temperature: relative measurement accuracy: ± 0.18° F

    Find further technical details in the product sheet

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    smaXtec Boluses
    The smaXtec pH Plus Bolus
    With the repeatedly awarded smaXtec pH Plus Bolus you monitor your herd’s feeding status. Additionally, you know each cow’s health status and are informed about heat detection and calving. The smaXtec pH Plus Bolus is typically administered to 6 to 10% of the herd and allows for conclusions about the herd’s, respectively the group’s, feeding
    Your benefits
    Insights provided with the smaXtec pH Plus Bolus
    Comprehensive Feeding Monitoring
    • Measurement of rumen pH levels – the gold standard in feeding monitoring – shows you the effects of feeding on your herd immediately.
    • “You can detect feeding issues and find corrective measures, e.g. related to frequency of feeding or rations.
    • Unused potentials can be detected: You can optimize your milk production by using them without a negative impact on animal health.
    • This way you can increase feeding efficiency and productivity, and reduce feeding cost at the same time.
    • Subacute rumen acidosis, barely identifiable from the outside, can be detected. This way you can take countermeasures, increase herd health, and avoid secondary diseases and issues.
    BEST POSSIBLE HEALTH MONITORING
    • Constant inner-body temperature measurement allows for the earliest possible detection of changes in health status
    • Immediate alerts as soon as first signs of feverish or metabolic diseases are detected
    • Reduction of antibiotics and other medication thanks to earliest possible detection and reaction.
    • Monitoring of drinking behavior
    • Significant improvement of animal health
    PRECISE HEAT DETECTION
    • Including recommended insemination time
    • Improved conception rates and shorter calving intervals
    • Rapid identification of fertility issues
    EARLY CALVING ALERTS
    • Alerts are being sent 15 hours before calving, on average
    • Sufficient time for taking necessary measures

    Award-winning system

    smaXtec is pioneer in pH-value-measurement and looks back at many years of experience. With the award-winning system you safeguard rumen health and optimize your rations, ensuring that your cows’ potential is being used. You increase feeding efficiency, reduce cost and improve outcomes.
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    smaXtec pH Plus Bolus

    Further Details

    • Globally unique, patented measurement system
    • Tested by DLG (German Agricultural Society) and certified to be rumen fluid resistant
    • Size: 132 x 35mm (length x diameter)
    • Battery-powered, battery lifetime up to 4 years
    • Internal memory: 6 days
    • Relative measurement accuracy – temperature: ± 0.18° F
    • Relative measurement accuracy – pH levels: pH ± 0.2 until day 90
    • Day 90 – 150 pH ± 0.4
    • Measurement duration pH-value: 150 days (activity and temperature measurement will be continued)

    Find further technical details in the product sheet

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    smaXtec Infrastructure

    smaXtec infrastructure

    Transmission of cow data

    The smaXtec infrastructure transfers the data from your cows to our server and was designed to optimally serve your needs: You only need electricity in the barn, Internet for data transmission is already included.
    No matter how large or small your farm, smaXtec offers a fitting solution. The smaXtec Base Station reads out your cow data continuously. To cover large areas, you can simply install additional Base Stations to ensure your cow data is read out at all times. This way, you always access the latest information.

    Details about read-out devices

    • One power outlet required per read-out device
    • Internet connection included through built-in SIM card
    • Robust, water- and dust-proof
    • Easy plug & play system, set up within a few minutes
    • LED lamps indicate at all times if everything is working properly

    Monitor heat stress with the smaXtec Climate Sensor

    The infrastructure additionally includes a smaXtec Climate Sensor, providing you with vital information about outside temperature and humidity. You will be notified whenever the conditions could lead to heat stress for your cows. This way, you can take targeted and efficient actions to relieve the burden from your cows.

    smaXtec Software

    smaXtec Software

    For PC and Smartphone

    With our software applications you stay connected to your farm at all times and easily access cow and herd data. If you want to, you can share your data with others such as your vet, employees, nutritionist or family members.
    This way, you all benefit from valuable information and actionable recommendations, and you create a smooth and efficient working routine with smaXtec. The smaXtec software enables you to always keep an eye on your animals. It informs you whenever action is required. You can access your data via browser on every PC or by using the smaXtec App for iOS or Android.

    smaXtec Software Insights

    Here’s how the smaXtec software applications provide actionable recommendations and support you in creating a smooth workflow.
    Practical lists support you in efficiently fulfilling your tasks.
    Overviews help you keep an eye on the current health and reproductive state of your herd.
    Access alerts concerning estrus, calving, health and feeding and benefit from additional information helping you to take decisions rapidly.
    Individual cow cards show you the development of your animals, including lactation phases and alerts over the course of time.
    See in real-time how animal’s internal data changes on the health graph. Additionally, you can access further helpful information from the diagrams, e.g. heat detections and inseminations.

    Select automatic notifications

    Health alerts can be customized to which types of notifications are sent to your phone and email. For example, you can have temperature and heat detection alerts sent directly to your phone via push notification or email. This way, you’ll be immediately aware about the most important events on your farm.
    smaXtec Software benefits

    What are the advantages of the smaXtec software?

    • Comprehensive data analysis: smaXtec gets to know each cow’s individual baseline values and notifies you in the case of deviations or important events.
    • Cow and herd data can be accessed anywhere at any time, no matter the time or location.
    • Data shares with vets, consultants and/or employees are possible; specific user roles ensure that each user only takes the actions you allow them to.
    • Free and unlimited number of users per farm
    • Access to alerts as well as visualised data (curve diagrams) and notification service (e-mail, push notifications)
    • Available for PC via browser and smartphone (App for iOS and Android)

    smaXtec integrations

    Work efficiently with smaXtec integrations

    smaXtec offers integrations with many common herd management programmes. This way, you access valuable smaXtec information directly in your herd management software and understand your cows even better through comprehensive information in one place. And you work efficiently as your effort for data entry and access is reduced to a minimum.
    smaXtec integrations

    Overview of currently available integrations

    Your provider isn't listed?

    Further integrations are already being prepared. Contact us directly to find out if the integration you’re interested in will be available soon for you.

    How do you benefit from our integrations?

    • Minimum effort: You only enter data once – they will be automatically transmitted into the other system
    • Connected: You have all your data at a glance. The comprehensive information supports in you taking the right decisions even faster.

    How can you activate an integration?

    If your herd management software provider is on the list, we kindly ask you to get in touch with your consultant and ask for activation of the smaXtec module. We will then take all necessary steps for activating the integration together, so we can provide you with valuable information while making working even easier.

    smaXtec doesn’t charge you for the integration. Your herd management software provider may do. For more details, please ask your consultant directly.
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