The IoT empowers farmers to optimise the quality, sustainability and efficiency of their operations. So they can gain greater insight into the health of their crops. It enables them to monitor the health of their livestock and ascertain whether driverless farm vehicles can work the land.Contact us
KPN has started a collaboration with IoF2020 to bring Smart Farming to the attention of the people in the Netherlands.
In this four-part series ‘sowing, harvesting, growing and storage’, farmer Jacob talks about his experiences with Smart Farming.
In part 1 'sowing', farmer Jacob shows how he determines how and where he paws potatoes on the basis of a soil scan.
"Farming is all about moving with the times"
Jacob van den Borne is testing the benefits of the various LoRa sensors on his farm. He’s doing this in collaboration with KPN’s sensor partners.
"KPN believes it’s important to work very closely with the sensor suppliers"
Just Hut, KPN Networks & IT
Farmers have a growing need for up-to-the-minute information from the field. KPN helps sensor suppliers connect their sensors via LoRa. As a result manufacturers can provide their customers with a stable network, low monthly fees and nationwide coverage. This gives farmers the insight they need to create impact.
M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity lets your farm machinery communicate with other machines, people and your IT infrastructure. This connectivity allows for remote data transmission and even remote operation.
M2M has already been adopted on a large scale by industry leaders in the food and agribusiness, including Topcon Tierra and 06-gps.
With M2M, machinery operators have real-time access to equipment maintenance data. Its possible to pinpoint the location of a vehicle and see what land needs fertilization. The most recent excavation information can be shown and smart application of GPS correction data is possible.
M2M means agricultural machinery will soon be able to work the land completely autonomously. That's how M2M makes agriculture smarter.Contact us
KPN provides the agricultural sector with support in order to be able to manage data properly. It is, for example, possible to make IoT data available via the KPN Things platform in a dashboard. It is also opens the opportunity to process large data sets with Hadoop for instance. And managing access to data from external data sources can also be managed via the Data Services Hub.Contact us
Suppliers in the agricultural sector take major strides in digitally transforming their agribusinesses.
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