IoT for Smart Agriculture
Smart Agriculture Requires Smart IoT Solutions
Smart Agriculture is smart business. But the problems unique to Smart Agriculture — remote locations, long-range farming, vast herds of roaming animals, moisture readings in grain bins and soil – require IoT modules that are up to the many and varied tasks.
GeoTraq Smart IoT Modules: The Building Blocks of Smart Agriculture
Despite their many and varied uses, IoT modules for Smart Agriculture must share some important common features: Small size, low power, long range, cost efficiency, reliability, ease of use, and flexibility are all critical factors. That’s where GeoTraq’s IoT modules for Smart Agriculture come in.
GeoTraq’s tiny cellular G-200 and NB-400 modules are the size of a penny. With one low global price and Tier-1 cellular connectivity in over 193 countries, they have the size, connectivity, and cost-efficiency to be the IoT module of choice for any Smart Agriculture solution – without requiring dedicated and costly networks, base stations, or infrastructure.
Flexible IoT Modules: Simple Solutions for the Hardest Smart Agriculture Problems
GeoTraq’s IoT modules for Smart Agriculture are easily attached to a wide variety of sensors. They intelligently transmit small payloads of data as required, whether that’s at scheduled times or driven by trigger-based events. When a gate opens, an animal leaves a geofence, a piece of equipment needs maintenance, or the moisture has risen above a threshold, you’ll know. This simple, intelligent data collection and transmission allows farmers to focus on farming with the confidence that they can respond when necessary – without having to become a technology genius, or needing to spend hours sorting through mountains of useless data.
Long Battery Life Powers Long-Term Smart Agriculture Solutions
The high number of IoT modules deployed in the remote locations typically seen in Smart Agriculture solutions means that long battery life is a must-have for these modules. You can anticipate 10+ years of stand-alone battery life from GeoTraq’s IoT modules for Smart Agriculture – and that means you can bring connectivity and intelligence to Smart Agriculture in places that were never before possible.
agricultural IoT devices will be deployed by 2020.
Affordable IoT Modules Grow the ROI of Smart Agriculture
When the cost factor remains the highest barrier to adoption and growth in smart farming, GeoTraq IoT modules provide ubiquitous, scalable solutions at a fraction of the costs typically seen in Smart Agriculture. At less than $20 a module with global cellular service included, and a plug and play model that cuts device costs and times to deploy by at least half, bottom line impacts become crystal clear: Our IoT modules bring true ROI to the Smart Agriculture table.
More than 75 million IoT agriculture devices are expected to be installed by the end of this decade – a rise of 150% from the 30 million figure of 2015. With an all-in cost for module and connectivity below $20 annually, GeoTraq is poised to enable this industry at an astounding rate by solving these real business problems without costly, additional infrastructure.