Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Senet and Sensoterra to deliver real-time soil moisture monitoring

Senet, a provider of global connectivity and network management for the Internet of Things, and Sensoterra, a provider of low-cost, wireless soil moisture measurement sensors announced a multi-year partnership to operate Sensoterra’s soil moisture system on Senet’s standards-based IoT network.

Monitoring soil moisture allows farmers to make effective irrigation decisions. However, most sensors are wired and expensive with limited deployment range, making them unsuitable to monitor multiple points in outdoor farm fields. Sensoterra addresses these issues with a rugged, self-sustaining, low-cost, wireless solution purpose built to operate on LoRaWAN infrastructure and capable of meeting the most demanding use cases at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

“We are extremely pleased that Sensoterra has selected Senet as their IoT network service provider to deliver productivity enhancing and environmentally conscious solutions to the agriculture market”, said Bruce Chatterley, CEO & President at Senet. “With Sensoterra’s easy to install, low-cost wireless system, farmers can gain real-time insight into the soil moisture condition of their crops to maximize crop performance, yields and profits. The Senet network delivers the right coverage, performance, device battery life, and cost to deliver on Sensoterra’s value proposition.”

Ease of installation and operation are significant differentiators of the Sensoterra soil moisture system. Sensors can be installed in a matter of minutes and data is viewable online less than one hour after installation. A free app is available for download and can operate on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Users have the ability to manage their installations through an easy to use dashboard and an open API is available for data integration.

“Today’s sensors must be low cost, easy to install and last for long periods of time in the field. Only these characteristics will allow growers to scale their deployments and benefit from true operational visibility,” said Jurriaan Ruys, CEO of Sensoterra. “By operating our solution on Senet’s IoT network, we are able to achieve our cost and performance thresholds, which could not be achieved with other network technologies.”

For more information:
www.senetco.com
www.sensoterra.com

Publication date: 8/21/2017

 


 

Other news in this sector:

9/20/2017 CAN: MedReleaf partners with Israeli LED manufacturer Flora Fotonica
9/18/2017 Yara North America response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma
9/14/2017 US: Nelson Pade receives 2017 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award
9/14/2017 US: BVT details strategy for system launch in Florida
9/12/2017 New battery backpack sprayer REX 15 from Birchmeier
9/8/2017 Osram launches Osconiq product family for professional applications
9/7/2017 Inefficient cannabis growers will go out of business eventually
9/1/2017 Finding spare parts just got easier
8/29/2017 US (FL): Guardian Soil Solutions to distribute BVT system
8/28/2017 Priva brings Royal Brinkman Spare parts finder to 10,000
8/24/2017 Hort Americas offers OSRAM horticultural LED lights
8/21/2017 CAN (ON): LumiGrow partners with CF Industrial for local lighting service
8/17/2017 "Successful results from European strawberry trials with bee vectoring"
8/15/2017 US: Last Call to RSVP to the Largest Horticultural Buying Event in the Midwest
8/7/2017 US (NC): Svensson to supply university students with 'food for thought'
7/20/2017 "Operator awareness is the best means of accident prevention"
7/19/2017 UK: Beekenkamp shows 1-metre substrate trough at Fruit Focus
7/18/2017 US (GA): Increasing sustainable compost production for urban growers
7/14/2017 PARsource to offer custom financing programs
7/14/2017 Bayer and Netafim develop new smart irrigation approach