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.

For growers

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.

For agronomists

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 equipment is. 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 unreliable. 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 resumes. 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.

Agriculture

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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.

For growers

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.

For agronomists

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 equipment is. 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 unreliable. 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 resumes. 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.