Best of Web: Satellite Technology Making a Difference in Agriculture
Via Satellite 01-11-2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been mentioned in almost as many conversations as small satellites over the last 12 months. It is a hot buzzword as the satellite industry looks to play in new verticals that need connected devices. One area where satellite and cellular technology could make a greater impact going forward is in agriculture. A company that is looking to take advantage of the need for this enhanced connectivity is Field Intell, an outfit that develops turnkey smart monitoring solutions for its customers. Field Intell works with companies such as IRZ Consulting, which provide water resource engineering with state-of-the-art technologically advanced irrigation, resource management (water, power and human) and conservation services to its agricultural client base.
Art Gomez, Field Intell’s CEO discusses how he sees satellite making a difference. He said that in 2009 Field Intell started doing field intelligence, working with the likes of John Deere in terms of how they could improve irrigation techniques. Gomez said he saw there was an opportunity for telematics systems for agriculture, because the amount of territory being covered.