Sensors tailored to individual crops
We supply a range of solar powered communication hubs and sensors tailored to the
needs of farmers and individual crops. Our equipment records conditions above and
below ground 24 hours a day. These are transmitted automatically to our cloud-based
data warehouse, where the data can be accessed via a web-based portal.
Designed for Agriculture
We are constantly seeking more ways to make our equipment easy to install and easy to
use. Our hubs tell you when they are correctly installed and even send you an alarm by
text or email should they be disturbed. Our equipment is marked to indicate its function
and has visible serial numbers for easy identification.
Our initial focus is on helping potato growers, though our technology is also appropriate
for other root and irrigated crops. We collect data for emergence prediction, feeding
growth models and helping support accurate irrigation – our sensors tell you how damp it
is underground, so you know whether to irrigate or not. We measure moisture at varying
depths, so you have the right data as your crop develops. Earlier in the season monitoring
shallower depths to help avoid potato scab, and as root systems develop, deeper probes
tell you what is happening as tubers bulk up.
We provide accurate up to date environmental data, for farmers and agronomists
recording exactly what is happening in their fields at 15 minute intervals. The hub-
mounted colour camera takes a photo every day, so users can see how the crop looks and
provides you with an accurate view of emergence and tracks leaf canopy coverage. These
pictures and all the other data are safely archived for further analysis once the quality of a
crop and yield is known.
All the data we collect is stored safely in ‘the cloud’ free from human error. We collect data
from our range of sensors at 15 minute intervals, and take a photo around midday.
Rain and irrigation measurement
Air temperature & humidity
Soil temperature & moisture
Ambient light/radiation input
Camera for remote observation and leaf canopy measurement
Apart from increased precision, our system prevents wasted journeys e.g. should the crop
not have emerged sufficiently for an inspection. You also have the option of looking back
through the growing season to double check your analysis.
Reliability, security and data integrity
We take great care to make sure our equipment is reliable, that you have both access to
the data collected and put in measures to ensure you know where it was collected and by
which piece of equipment.
Location/GPS: even if you muddle two hubs they all report their actual installed
position. Should it be disturbed or stolen, an alert system will tell you where the
Unique serial number: inevitably sensors will fail from time to time, so each of ours
has a unique serial number so data can be reversed out should it be found to be
Tilt and direction sensor: should a hub be knocked out of alignment an alert is sent
requesting the equipment be realigned.
Should cellular coverage fail or the signal become too low because of atmospheric
conditions, the hubs simply store all the data until the communications service
Watchdog and auto-restart: we design for reliability, but in the unlikely event that the
system crashes it will automatically restart and if this happens several times a
potential hardware fault is reported.
Remote software update: as we add features and improve our systems we can
update the software in each hub without it being returned to us.