Greenhouses and Precision Agriculture Advanced Systems

Greenhouses and Precision Agriculture Advanced Systems

Greenhouses and Precision Agriculture Advanced Systems

Using wireless sensor networks (WSN) within the agricultural industry is increasingly common, as it provides many benefits to the farmer, impacting both the quality of the crops and the overall operating costs. WSN address the traditional monitoring problems related to outdoor areas, by removing the need of cables and of power sources in locations where no infrastructure is available. WSN are also especially suitable for temporary or problem-solving deployments, and to gather more numerous and more consistent data. Jointly with the use of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies, ADVANTICSYS provides a comprehensive solution to enable smart agriculture solutions including the following capabilities:

  • Greenhouses monitoring and control: climate conditions; lighting control/dimming system; irrigation efficient automation
  • Precision agriculture: Trunk, stem & fruit diameter, soil moisture; leaf wetness; weather stations with anemometer, wind speed & pluviometer
  • Irrigation: Water flow monitoring in canals


Greenhouses monitoring and control

Current research in wireless sensor networks in agriculture focus on their application to greenhouses, especially for large exploitations with very specific crops. These microclimatic environments need to maintain very precise weather conditions at all times, and this can be better controlled by using multiple distributed sensors, both in the open spaces and in the soil.
 
The use of wireless sensor networks jointly with advanced LED lighting control and dimming technologies enables the creation of a fully-automated process reducing operating costs as well as improving efficiency and crop quality. Moreover, ADVANTICSYS has provided all-in-one solutions applied to growth chamber capable of monitoring and controlling temperature, lighting levels, and humidity.

 
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Precision Agriculture

Distributed wireless measurement enables more accurate monitoring of the crop or fruit during its development. This allows the farmer to know the state of the product at all times, easing the decision process with regards to harvest times.
 
Robust certified soil moisture, leaf wetness or solar radiation sensors jointly with remote M2M access eases crop management in a wide area.
 
Moreover, ADVANTICSYS provides industrial dataloggers to remotely collect data from energy and water meters for a more efficient usage of resources.

 
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Irrigation Management

Intelligent irrigation can be achieved by having real time information on the fields soil moisture and temperature levels. Combined with an individualized irrigation system each plant can receive the exact amount of water it needs, effectively reducing cost and improving the quality of the resulting product. ADVANTICSYS wireless devices can also be used to control the different actuators in the system, without the need of a wired infrastructure.
 
Moreover, our monitoring products can monitor water flow in irrigation canals, enabling a real-time solution for preventing water leakages.

Concordia Software

ADVANTICSYS provides customized software solutions based on its Concordia software platform. Data storage, analysis and integration of geolocation capabilities are included.

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