Every greenhouse farmer needs a real time data of the conditions of the soil and the farm surroundings; this will help in strategizing the methodologies for cultivation. There would be a real time graphical visualization of Internet of things (IOT) sensor data like temperature, humidity and water irrigated in the dashboard software home page. It will show the live data from the sensors and plot it graphically for e.g. in the case of water irrigation it would show how much water has been let out to the farm for irrigation purposes. There is also a provision for viewing weekly summary of all the sensor data. Daily average would be taken and shown as charts in the summary
Greenhouse automation – prediction
If you are in the farming industry (fruits, vegetables, flowers etc) you might know how crucial the role weather plays in farm cultivation. Unseasonal rains and severe droughts should be predicted early so that the crops are not affected at all. A meteogram is integrated into the smart farm dashboard which would predict the weather around the farm location for the next few days. This would help a farmer to plan his activities and take proactive actions without the addition of manpower.
IOT greenhouse automation platform
The greenhouse automation software platform has integrated IOT sensor units to sense moisture, temperature and humidity, water levels, light, pressure etc and will send the data to RipplesIOT gateway that could collect and process the data to the actuator to take necessary actions. The processed data then involves opening a solenoid valve to allow the pumping of water when the moisture level is low. The entire system work in wireless network and has options for solar powered or equipped with long life batteries.
Our Greenhouse automation smart farm kit is best fit to be installed in indoor farming, that would help reduce costs and introduce efficiency into the working process, besides solving the problem of manpower shortage and distance to be covered in remote monitoring. The whole smart farm software platform can be managed through the internet, accessed using mobile phones and there is no need of a physical presence of the farmer. The solution also allows integration of actuators that control lighting, blower fans, irrigation and fertigation.
Smart farm with wireless sensors
The smart sensor unit for farm automation comprises of various type of devices which can detect events or changes in its environment and trigger a corresponding output. Protection from rodents, theft of equipment are provided. modern farm automation tools actually gives a real time reading of various data that are crucial in agricultural field and pass on the data to the actuators through a gateway. Choice of Zigbee HA 1.2 compliance to connect third party devices as well. Some of the sensors used are:
- Analog soil moisture sensor
- DHT digital temperature humidity sensor
- pH sensor
- Ambient light
- Sunlight intensity
- Rain measurement
- Leaf color monitoring using predictive analytics
Other sensors that will be designed and developed as attachable shields for
Our Sensor enabled solutions for agriculture are compliant with industry automation standards. The IOT sensor combination can be customizable according to each client’s need and demands to build a modern greenhouse automation solution. Call us for an online demo of the smart farm automation & plantation management platform or for a starter kit deployment at your farm in Italy, Germany, Kenya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Zambia, Thailand, Australia and other countries that have an agrarian economy.