Solving IoT Challenges for Smart Agriculture
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the agriculture industry and enabling farmers to contend with the enormous challenges they face. The industry must overcome increasing water shortages, limited availability of lands, difficult to manage costs, while meeting the increasing consumption needs of a global population that is expected to grow by 70% by 2050. (Reference: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
New innovative IoT applications are addressing these issues and increasing the quality, quantity, sustainability and cost effectiveness of agricultural production. Today’s large and local farms can, for example, leverage IoT to remotely monitor sensors that can detect soil moisture, crop growth and livestock feed levels, remotely manage and control their smart connected harvesters and irrigation equipment, and utilize artificial intelligence based analytics to quickly analyze operational data combined with 3rd party information, such as weather services, to provide new insights and improve decision making.
Strategic IoT Solutions for Smart Agriculture
Solution providers looking to build and sell new smart agriculture IoT applications, agriculture equipment providers looking to add additional value with IoT to their customers, and farmers themselves are recognizing that they can capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents to capture real economic value. In the end, it’s about making the right strategic choices, selecting the right partners, and quickly delivering to market the right capabilities to create and sustain your leadership position.
Benefits of the ThingWorx IoT Platform for Smart Agriculture
ThingWorx provides the first purpose built IoT platform designed to meet the unique needs of today’s connected world. As the leading IoT platform, ThingWorx delivers the security and scalability to handle millions of daily transactions. With ThingWorx you can deliver powerful, new smart agriculture IoT solutions in a fraction of the time of other approaches.
The ThingWorx IoT Platform can help you:
- Easily collect and manage the explosion of data from sensors, cloud services such as weather or maps, connected equipment and existing systems
- Quickly build and bring to market new innovative IoT applications at 10 times the speed of other approaches with our rapid application development environment and drag and drop mashup builder
- Leverage big data and analytics to provide new insights and recommendations to aid in better decision-making
- Enable farmers to easily visualize data and take action on insights and recommendations
IoT Solutions for Agriculture – Built with ThingWorx:
Powering an IoT Ecosystem
Brian Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of VitalHerd, created a cloud platform ecosystem led by PTC ThingWorx that allows all companies to work together in managing health and nutrition in precision agriculture for livestock.