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Practical IoT: maintaining optimum conditions for tulip and lily bulbs

Jan de Wit en Zonen (Jan de Wit and Sons) have specialized in the export, processing and cultivation flowerbulbs since 1922, delivering to clients in more than twenty countries across Europe, Asia and North America. The family business specializes in tulip and lily bulbs, as well as other flower varieties including hyacinths and irises.  De ...
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Do you really need that expensive IoT “solution”?

We all want to be more customer-centric. Whether you’re in agriculture, logistics, insurance or fine arts, you don’t need thought leaders to tell you that measurement and data will make your business more precise, responsive, customer-centric and ultimately profitable. Whatever business you’re in, you’re in the business of serving your customers. You want data that ...
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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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