Precision agriculture is driven by the systematic collection of data to monitor farm conditions in real-time. The deployment of visual analytics and machine learning algorithms enables the prediction and optimization of resource management, as well as the regulation and automation of farm vehicles and machinery.
The integration of these technologies into a seamless solution necessitates a sophisticated, secure, fast, and dependable communications infrastructure capable of supporting multiple protocols.
Edge Computing has become a critical element in the deployment of wireless networks for precision agriculture. Processing critical data at the edge can substantially increase efficiency, enhance productivity, lower energy consumption, and minimize the costs associated with water usage for irrigation.
Key Advantages of Edge Computing in Precision Agriculture:
Veea's Role in Edge Computing and Precision Agriculture
Veea Edge Computing platform is a pioneering solution that transforms connectivity at the edge through an open, versatile multi-application platform.
To make precision agriculture an affordable, scalable, and reliable reality, Veea is partnering with Microclimates – developers of a universal control system that monitors energy, temperature, humidity, CO2, watering and ambient light – amongst others – to provide 24/7 monitoring and alerts. Microclimates chose Veea because of advanced connectivity options provided by VeeaHub family – including LoRaWAN gateway support.
This partnership brings the best of both teams to provide a unique solution that can solve pressing issues such as food scarcity by providing an all-in-one solution that can transform any farm into a ‘Smart Farm.’
According to Microclimates Founder and CEO Neda Vaseghi: “This collaboration empowers us to deploy LoRaWAN wireless sensors and control mechanisms seamlessly across diverse operational settings.” She continues by adding, “With modular and open software and sensor applications, we instrument the environmental automation for everything from lighting to irrigation, nutrient dosing, predictive alerting, and data-driven solutions. Given the global need for food security and safety, and the increasing importance of indoor farming, especially in the regions hardest-hit by climate change including droughts, floods, wildfires and more, this team has built and proven a repeatable solution that can make a world of difference in the years to come.”
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