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IoT set to fuel the next Green Revolution in the farming industry, finds Inmarsat

By Sheetal Kumbhar

With pressure on land and food resources set to increase, the Internet of Things (IoT) will play an increasingly important role in helping the agriculture sector become more efficient, productive and sustainable. This is according to new independent research commissioned by global mobile satellite company Inmarsat which found that spend on, and interest in, IoT is set to rocket over the next five years within agritech.

Market research specialist Vanson Bourne interviewed respondents from 100 large agritech companies across the globe for Inmarsat’s ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017′ report, and found that the sector is rapidly taking to IoT technologies. 62% had already fully or partially deployed IoT-based solutions, far outweighing the adoption levels seen in the mining, transport and energy sectors, and a further 27% had plans to do so within the next six months.

Moreover, the spend on IoT-based solutions is set to increase dramatically over the next few years. Today, about five per cent of agritech businesses’ IT budgets are spent on the technology; a figure that is expected to more than double to around 12% by 2022, indicating how important IoT will be for the sector going forward.

Commenting on the findings, Ayan Jobse-Alkemade, director of Sector Development Agriculture, Inmarsat Enterprise, said: “With the planet estimated to reach a population of 10 billion people by 2050, humanity will face challenges with sustainable water sources, food production, and the best use of land to get the maximum yield from crops. Additionally, using the most efficient method to deliver the resources will increasingly feature on the global agenda. In short, farmers, with the help of the agritech sector, need to get smarter, leaner and faster from field to fork.

Ayan Jobse-Alkemade

“The only way to really do this is with the clever application of new technologies like IoT, and our research demonstrates how quickly agritech businesses are embracing this technology. IoT will fuel a revolution in the farming sector and bring gains that completely eclipse those made in the first Green Revolution in the 1970s, continued Ayan Jobse-Alkemade”

Working with its partners, Inmarsat is at the forefront of this movement, delivering effective solutions for agritech businesses globally. By combining its heritage in critical connectivity with LoRaWAN technology and data analytics platforms that allow for the free-flow of data across organisations, Inmarsat are helping to ensure agritech businesses get ahead of the competition and meet the food production needs of tomorrow.

Many of the locations that would benefit most from IoT technologies are remote and are situated where terrestrial networks do not reach, or do not work well, all of the time. Inmarsat’s L-band network provides global satellite connectivity with up to 99.9% uptime, allowing IoT projects to thrive, even in the most remote and hostile environments.

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IoT Sensor analytics platform Sixgill banks $27.9M Series B

Sixgill, a platform-as-a-service for managing sensor-data raised a $27.9M Series B round at an unknown valuation. DRW Venture Capital led the round with participation from Mobile Financial Partners.

Sense brings the scattered pieces of IoT together

The company previously raised venture funding of $6M in March last year. Its total equity funding has reached $33.9M in two rounds from three investors. Existing investors led the previous round as well. The platform’s primary use case is helping to collect torrents of new sensor data, originating from multiple sensors, at one place.

“Cheap and plentiful sensors are penetrating every corner of the enterprise, generating valuable data and creating a vast opportunity to make any organization smarter and more responsive.” Sixgill is building the foundation data services that can help every industry tap the next leg of productivity growth,” said Harry Hopper, founder & managing partner at Mobile Financial Partners.

Sixgill Sense

Products include Sixgill Sense, Sixgill mobile SDK called Reach, an API, and a companion app called Sixgill Sync.

The Sense software has a sensor intelligence engine that collects sensor and location data. The platform’s mobile SDK can be added to an existing mobile app to provide the 3rd party mobile app with sensor data intelligence capabilities. Using the mobile app Reach, users can access data from multiple sources such as GPS, a cellular network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and beacons.

Typical scenarios supported by the Sixgill platform include sensor data analysis, triggering rule-based actions, context-specific messaging, and track people and things via a cloud dashboard.

Sixgill markets itself as an end-to-end platform providing acquisition, analysis and action capabilities.

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Digitalization Summit in Automotive Industry

By IoT Now Magazine

Event date: October 26-27, 2017 Barcelona Curtis & Wyss Group specialize in organizing high-quality business events, which provide only need-to-know information from leading industries’ experts. Our long-term research of industries’ needs and special selection of speakers ensure that we will bring the best content with latest techniques into your company. Each event provides you with the […]

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Telink Semiconductor to demonstrate smart applications at Bluetooth Asia 2017 in Shenzhen

By Sheetal Kumbhar

Telink Semiconductor, developer of highly integrated low power radio-frequency and mixed signal system chips for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, will be demonstrating a number of applications for smart lighting, smart home, retail and logistics based on its devices at the Bluetooth Asia 2017 conference taking place in Shenzhen, China on 26-27 September 2017. Bluetooth […]

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