Zenseio specializes in sensor solutions that help growers monitor, study, and take action to improve their operations and yields, all while minimizing the waste of precious resources and labor.
Why Internet of Things in Ag?
Growers have a difficult job, they deal with unpredictable weather, plant diseases and pest infestations, water usage regulations, as well as fierce competition to produce the highest yields and quality possible.
In order to provide food for the world’s growing population, they need to precisely control plant environments over vast acres, all while adapting to environmental factors that are more variable than they’ve ever been.
Numerous studies have shown that using soil moisture sensors results in significant water and fertilizer savings, while increasing yields.
IoT Challenges in Ag
- Large Scale: North American fields tend to be very large and far away from central operations. Terrain may be hilly, and cellular coverage may be very spotty. (rewrite for international)
- Reliability: Temperature, humidity, and weather conditions fluctuate considerably in different climates. Even one location can vary widely between day and night, with constant variables like strong UV radiation, heavy rain, wind, and hail. In order to withstand the ever-changing demands of the agricultural industry, devices must be industrial grade while operating at peak performance to reliably provide vital information.
- High complexity. IoT intermingles several cutting-edge technologies that are very broad and complex in their own right: sensors, wireless communication, and internet.
- Industrial standards are still evolving. The combined system is even more complex than constituent parts. Everything, even the smallest pieces, must work perfectly for the whole system to be operational. The whole solution must be pre–integrated to be easy to deploy and use. infrastructure has to easily scale. Additionally, the solutions must be adaptable to meet future needs
- Support: The company has to offer comprehensive support for underlying complex technologies
Zenseio has been building and deploying Smart Ag products since 2016. Our Ag LoRaWAN® remote monitoring solutions are being used by several large enterprises in their vital operations.
Standards-based system. Since the IoT market is still developing, we believe customers are best served by multi-vendor solutions backed by open standards, rather than relying on proprietary technology from one company. The result is faster market readiness at competitive prices, without the risk of abandonment or obsolescence.
Pre-integrated to work flawlessly out-of-box. We worked out the hardest integration kinks for many popular agriculture applications, so you can deploy and use the whole system quickly and easily.
Refined and proven over years in mission-critical deployments. Deployments may be spread out over hundreds of miles, so any on-site service must be minimized. Our devices and wireless network are built to withstand years of harsh elements with minimal maintenance.
Customizable. Our devices are designed to be versatile out-of-the-box. With minor firmware or hardware customizations it is possible to create a variety of quick and cost-effective alternative applications for your Zenseio device.
Private and secure. With Zenseio, you own your infrastructure and sensor data. We use the best security practices in the industry. All communication is securely encrypted on both ends.
Experience and Trusted. We have been building IoT-related technologies over the last several decades at leading semiconductor and telecommunication companies. We can provide consultation to select a solution tailored to your specific needs, educate your team, and assist with troubleshooting when operational issues arise.
A few examples of how customers use Zenseio devices
* Remote monitoring of water pumps and water flow
* Remote control of water pump from pivot panel
Helps irrigation scheduling, disease modelling as well as frost and overheating detection and mitigation.
Detecting asset misuse and theft
* Monitoring irrigation system operation. Alerting if overpressured or underpressured. Flow metering.
* Tracking solid and fluid fertilizer levels and usage