Red meat R&D: 5G trial for Aussie red meat processing plants


Beef Central (AU)



The Australian Meat Processor Corporation has partnered with technology company Bondi Labs to secure government funding for a trial of 5G-enabled technology to improve the quality assurance process of meat production.


The funding, from the Commonwealth government’s 5G Innovation Initiative, will:


·         Implement streaming of high-definition video data from meat processing plants for use by on-plant vets and food safety meat assessors

·         Augment human decision making based on video stream data, using edge computing as well as artificial intelligence-enabled machine vision analysis of meat production


The 12-month project begins this month, and will be trialled in AMPC member meat processing plants across Victoria and Queensland.


AMPC chief executive Chris Taylor said limited connectivity in rural and regional Australia was a major challenge for processors.


“Our industry is enthusiastic about embracing technological innovations, and a stable and high-bandwidth internet connection is critical for that,” he said.


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