Senet partners with IoT firm Zenseio to target the agriculture sector
U.S. IoT company Senet has inked a partnership with Zenseio, an IoT system integrator specializing in embedded technology, sensors and telemetry devices for the agriculture and industrial markets, the former said in a release.
As part of this technology partnership, Senet has certified the Zenseio LSMP2 – Professional Multi-purpose Telemetry Station, providing the agriculture market with a pre-integrated, network-tested solution designed to modernize how soil conditions, water usage, weather conditions, and other parameters are monitored.
Senet has also added the Zenseio LSMP2 to its LoRaWAN end device Marketplace, a listing of hundreds of devices that are certified, or at various stages of being certified, to operate on the Senet network.
The battery-operated LSMP2 Telemetry Station allows growers to more precisely monitor and control large-scale agricultural environments at a low capital cost, Senet explained. Certification with the Senet network provides customers with access to what it claims to be the largest public LoRaWAN network in the United States and flexible options to add coverage based on unique geographical and application-specific connectivity requirements, Senet said.
“Today’s IoT sensors must be low cost, easy to install and last for long periods of time in the field. These characteristics allow growers to scale their deployments and benefit from true operational visibility,” said Roman Staszewski, President of Zenseio. “Senet’s highly scalable LoRaWAN network provides a significant opportunity for growers to deploy low cost, low power sensor technology to understand more about their crops and take action to improve their operations, increase yields, and optimize resource usage.”
Poor wireless coverage in rural areas has impeded adoption of IoT solutions, since farmland is often isolated from cellular and Wi-Fi technologies. The cost and complexity of deployment can be prohibitive. Senet and Senet network operator partners provide extensive coverage options in rural areas, allowing for a multitude of agriculture and precision farming applications to be deployed today, the firm said.
“We are excited to be working with Zenseio to provide secure, low power wide area IoT network connectivity for their Smart Agriculture sensors,” said Bruce Chatterley, CEO at Senet. “Growers have unique challenges in rural areas and the long-range network coverage and extended battery life features of LoRaWAN provide new opportunities for farmers to revolutionize traditional growing processes and produce the highest yields and quality possible.”
Senet develops cloud-based software and services used by network operators, application developers and system integrators for the on-demand deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) networks.
In addition to industrial and commercial applications, Senet has designed smart meter networks for many municipal water utility districts across North America.