Effective IoT Solutions for Agriculture
Shock Wave Engineering designs and manufactures effective Smart Farming agricultural Internet of Things (IoT) products. Products that'll save you time, money and bring simple efficiencies, optimised yields and better planning accuracy to your farming operations.
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Agricultural IoT Products & Automation for Farmers
With the impact of climate change on agriculture, farmers are increasingly having to manage their resources carefully.
We are a South African smart farming company at the forefront of future farm technology development. All our Smart Agriculture (AgTech) IoT products are designed to integrate and work together via our robust wireless farm mesh network. This allows you to manage all your smart farming technology from one place.
Here's 3 proven benefits of Agricultural IoT Products and data driven farming ...
- Cost management and waste reduction due to increased control over the production.
- Business efficiency through process automation, e.g. irrigation, fertilizing, or bulk tank monitoring.
- Enhanced product quality and volumes through automation and monitoring.
Here's a range of Agricultural IoT Products that you can use on your farm right now ...
What is precision agriculture?
Precision agriculture, also known as “smart farming” or “precision farming,” is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter and intra-field variability in crops. —McBratney, A., Whelan, B., Ancev, T., 2005. Future Directions of Precision Agriculture. Precision Agriculture, 6, 7-23.
The goal of precision agriculture is to define a Decision Support System (DSS) for whole farm management, with the goal of optimizing returns on inputs while preserving resources. Precision Agriculture combines remote sensing, remote control, IoT devices, agricultural robotics, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies into an integrated high-resolution crop and livestock production system.
The Shock Wave Engineering range of products fit the definition of DSS by providing a combination of decision support, optimisation, management and control of your farm resources — available right now.
Precision farming was the subject of a 2016 report from Goldman Sachs, subtitled Cheating Malthus with Digital Agriculture. According to Goldman Sachs, a technology-driven crop yield improvement of 70% is achievable by 2050 via a combination of precision planting, fertiliser application, irrigation spraying, and autonomous driving applications, with adoption starting in developed markets.
Smart farming and mobile network coverage
A common disadvantage of IoT in agriculture is that many agricultural IoT devices need to send and receive data over fast, reliable wireless connections. This means that the availability of reliable mobile broadband in rural areas is a critical success factor.
This requirement often presents a problem for farmers wanting to get into smart farming.
However, this is not an issue with the Shock Wave Engineering products — all our agricultural IoT products are wirelessly connected via a robust, interconnected mesh network technology.
This reliable wireless farm mesh network only requires one point of access to the internet. This allows you to use the ideal location and technology to connect to the internet. You will not have to worry about multiple cellular connections and issues with bad mobile network signal. Having this problem solved enables our products to provide near real-time data acquisition from across your farm.
Contact us to see how our smart farming systems can help you manage your farming operations and reduce costs.
Other ideas? Our digital farming IoT platform can monitor and control a wide range of different systems. If our standard IoT applications don’t cover your needs we can modify the system to meet your needs.
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Who is Shock Wave Engineering?
We're farmers first, engineers next. If it doesn't work to make the farmers life better, the farm more productive, we'll go back to the drawing board until we get it right.