Smart agriculture the future of food production”

Smart agriculture is a relatively new farm management concept where farm mangers use site-specific data as a basis for management decisions. The goal is to manage each crop production input on a site-specific basis to reduce waste, increase profits and maintain the quality of the environment. These goals can be achieved by monitoring local yield, local environment such as soil moisture, irrigation levels and local plant productivity to determine the exact amount and the timing of inputs.

Examples of data that can be gathered include canopy size (in the case of orchards) and density, pests and weeds, rootstock and tree age, soil fertility, soil type, soil electrical conductivity and soil moisture levels. This field data can be converted into compelling and easily understood data visualisations. This combined information will also build a shareable database of insight that can help other farming operations and crop types.

Welcome to the Internet of Smart Agriculture – a fresh and powerful example of what the IoT can mean to the future of agricultural products and practices.

Remote wine cellar temperature regulation

Storage of wine is an important consideration if valuable wine is laid down for long-term aging. Xemote is the perfect answer and provides peace-of-mind that wine cellar temperatures are at correct levels during those long aging days. If mains supply is lost, Xemote comes with built-in battery backup, and will notify immediately of such a power outage.

XemoteCloud allows the wine producer or wine cellar owner to monitor their wine room on the web as well as providing extensive historical reporting capabilities which is crucial for seasonal trend analysis, compliance and auditability.

Furthermore, if Xemote detects a low or high reading outside the pre-set parameters, it will immediately send a notification via email and SMS directly to your cell phone, warning of the latest conditions. The rugged IP67 rated Xemote hardware can easily be mounted anywhere, and its ergonomic design will not diminish the cellar's natural ambiance.