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IoT Smart Farming

Agritech - Foodprocessing - IoT - 2019/01/04

Semtech has announced that Australian carrier National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) is deploying a publicly available network based on the LoRaWAN protocol that will leverage Semtech’s LoRa devices and technology to build Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The network will rolled out with Australian agriculture company Goanna Ag, with an aim to bring smarter irrigation management solutions to Australian cotton growers.

The network, which is an extension of NNNCo’s existing LoRaWAN-based network coverage, covers an area of almost three million hectares, and stretches across Murrumbidgee irrigation area and the Murrumbidgee, Lachlan, Gwydir MacIntyre, Namoi, and Macquarie valleys. NNNCo is set to expand the LoRaWAN-based network throughout 2019.

The network will be used to bring low-cost cloud-connected sensors and data analytics to growers, combining soil moisture data via installed probes, local weather data and satellite imagery to optimise irrigation scheduling.

With the new cotton season beginning, NNNCo and Goanna Ag will install their first 100 gateways in New South Wales and Queensland, along with over 2,000 sensors across cotton farms. LoRa-based sensors will include soil moisture probes, rain gauges, weather stations, and water and fuel tank monitors among others.

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