Wiring Your Greenhouse for IoT Optimization

Aranet is an IoT software program that allows greenhouse farmers to maximize their greenhouses, monitor them, and tweak their settings to get the best results possible.

From greenhousemag.com

Aranet offers a wireless IoT monitoring solution for greenhouses

Precision agriculture is a buzzword in the industry and essentially refers to technology, hardware and software systems that provide data to enhance decision-making, and if used properly, can help contribute to reduced waste, increased profits and yield, and protection of the environment.

The prediction is that number of active IoT devices will reach 30 billion by 2020. This means great opportunities and challenges for many manufacturers in a variety of industries.

Wireless sensor networks can be used to measure anything from temperature and humidity to Co2, therefore being applicable in a variety of industries such as agro- food, horticulture, greenhouse application and many other.

SAF Tehnika is venturing into smart metering terrain with the new product line Aranet. Aranet is an environmental internet of things (IoT) temperature, humidity and CO2 monitoring solution for a variety of businesses. The product line consists of two solutions – Aranet MINI for smaller site size applications, and the Aranet PRO for industrial-grade deployment.

Aranet consists of a base station and wireless sensors that are environmentally durable. Wireless sensors can be placed outdoors and exposed to high levels of humidity. The sensors measure temperature, humidity and CO2, and send data that can be analyzed with a help of a computer software.

The sensors have exceptionally low energy consumption that allows them to function up to 10 years without battery replacement. The user can add up to 100 sensors within at least 3 km/1.9 mi line-of-sight distance from the base station.

Aranet PRO comes with free software. An easy-to-use interface allows viewing, analyzing and comparing data in real time from a computer, tablet or even a smartphone.

 

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