IoT and agribusiness, an ever closer relationshipFlorencia Calomino
The Internet of Things is in full expansion. According to a Gartner study, by the end of 2017 there will be over 8.4 billion connected devices. But, far from the smart watches and autonomous cars for the end users, PWC warned that it is a technology that no sector will be able to avoid. The consulting firm explained that both the retail trade as well as manufacturing are already being crossed by this possibility of connecting equipment / machinery to improve their processes.
The agricultural industry is not exception for this tendency and is also integrating developments with this orientation. This year they came innovating from tractors that monitor soil moisture to harvesters that can plant seeds with algorithmic precision. And yet, BI intelligence anticipated its next massification. Business Insider’s premium research service predicted that IoT device installations in the agricultural sector will have an annual growth rate of 20% by 2020.
One of the solutions that is gaining a particular importance is related to drones. Such is so that PWC assured the emerging global business services market using remotely controlled aircrafts is valued at more than $ 127 billion. And is that advances such as the durability of the battery of vehicles and the incorporation of various sensors, are being complemented by developments of platforms that take advantage of their potential.
“The facilities of IoT devices in the agricultural world will have an annual growth rate of 20%.”
In Argentina, we already working on it. For example, Inclusion created an application called Soil Drone Monitor that allows you to visualize the temperatures collected by flush flights. From these, geolocalized measurements are made allowing the early detection of irrigation needs. In addition, its complementarity with SAP HANA adds the ability to store the master data of the sensors and process them in Real Time. This results in accurate and up-to-date knowledge of field conditions, which translates into optimization of resources and maximization of agronomic performance.
With this in mind it can be deduced that the new wave of digital transformation is related to the combination of the possibilities of the Cloud technology, the gathering of information through connected devices and the ability to process them immediately. If you want to know how to boost your industry with innovative solutions that suit your needs, you can communicate with firstname.lastname@example.org