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Sense of scale: when choosing IIoT, look beyond short-term needs
Don’t hold your business back with a sensor product that won’t scale. Earlier this month, an article in the Economist declared data the world’s most valuable resource, surpassing oil. The statement isn’t particularly novel, but it remains relevant. Heads around the 30MHz office nodded in agreement— after all, we’re building a business around this very ...
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3 sensors that will transform your agribusiness in a day
As it has since the beginning of time, technology is transforming agriculture. The rise of agritech is enabling farmers to cultivate the highest yielding and best quality produce while conserving resources. The Internet of Things— sensor technology capturing data on the physical environment–is at the very helm of this transformation, equipping farmers with the data ...
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When it comes to the Internet of Agriculture, start with the low-hanging fruit
It’s hard out there for farmers. Growing consistent, high-yielding crops in environments we can’t fully control is no easy task. But as we’ve seen from our customers, juggling and responding to multiple ever-changing variables, across locations, while maximizing productivity and sustainably driving profits is in many cases a data challenge. When environmental factors can determine ...
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Your data, your way: 30MHz on “Big Data” and “IoT”
Barely a day goes by when I am not bombarded with articles on “Big Data”–the billions of connected devices around the world, from microwaves and cat flaps to self-driving cars and multinational banks. There is a lot of this data being created and somehow it is changing our world. Are you as confused as I ...
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Practical IoT: monitoring and maximizing asset usage with wireless sensors
A market leading producer of packaging, the Dacklapack Group is a global group of companies with offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Challenge   Monitoring, analyzing and optimizing conveyor belt usage. Leveraging physical data to optimize the production line Capturing the necessary metrics with a counting sensor, Dacklapack uses conveyor belt sensor data to ...
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Practical IoT: optimizing the production line with sensor data
Netherlands-based Pop Vriend Seeds is one of the leading breeders of spinach, bean and sweet corn varieties for the global fresh food market and the processed food industry. Seeds from Pop Vriend find their way to buyers in over 120 countries. Challenge Ensuring optimal output and efficient conveyor belt usage at the Pop Vriend seed ...
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Practical IoT: monitoring biotech lab conditions with sensors
Founded in the Netherlands, Iribov is an independent service laboratory focused on tissue culture services and analyses of plants with flow cytometry and molecular techniques. The laboratory uses tissue culture to produce half material for breeders, develops protocols for multiplication and produces certified starting material for large-scale production. With locations in the Netherlands, Ghana and Macedonia the lab ...
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Practical IoT: how Syngenta grows optimal orchids with sensor data
A global leader in biotechnology, Syngenta is the world’s largest crop chemical producer and an industry pioneer in crop production and seed development. Challenge Industrial flower production is a precise science. Few flowers demand as accurate control of environmental conditions as orchids. Even slight anomalies can cause damage to the product: overwatering and underwatering can ...
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Practical IoT: streamlining flower bulb production with sensor data
Leaders in the cultivation and export of tulip bulbs, Jan de Wit en Zonen have maintained a reputation for quality and expertise, supplying one of the most recognizable Dutch exports to clients in more than twenty countries across Europe, Asia and North America. Challenge Guaranteeing quality flower bulbs for export requires precise and consistent conditions ...
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Practical IoT: using sensor data to optimize greenhouse environments
One of the Netherlands’ foremost sources of applied research on agriculture and horticulture, Proeftuin Zwaagdijk provides a controlled environment to test the best methods and tools for crop cultivation and protection. Challenge Maintaining the optimum conditions to provide relevant and immediate environmental data to a network of over 100 agricultural research centers specialized in crop protection. ...
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