Senet, a provider of global connectivity and network management for the Internet of Things, and Sensoterra BV, a provider of low-cost, wireless soil moisture measurement sensors have a multi-year partnership to operate Sensoterra’s soil moisture system on Senet’s standards-based IoT network.
The partnership aims to give farmers more data to make irrigation decisions. Sensoterra provides a rugged, self-sustaining, low-cost, wireless solution purpose built to operate on LoRaWAN infrastructure and capable of meeting the most demanding use cases at the lowest possible total cost of ownership.
“With Sensoterra’s easy to install, low-cost wireless system, farmers can gain real-time insight into the soil moisture condition of their crops to maximize crop performance, yields and profits. The Senet network delivers the right coverage, performance, device battery life, and cost to deliver on Sensoterra’s value proposition,” says Bruce Chatterley, CEO & President at Senet.
Ease of installation and operation are significant differentiators of the Sensoterra soil moisture system. Sensors can be installed in a matter of minutes and data is viewable online less than one hour after installation. A free app is available for download and can operate on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Users have the ability to manage their installations through an easy to use dashboard and an open API is available for data integration.
“Today’s sensors must be low cost, easy to install and last for long periods of time in the field. Only these characteristics will allow growers to scale their deployments and benefit from true operational visibility,” says Jurriaan Ruys, CEO of Sensoterra. “By operating our solution on Senet’s IoT network, we are able to achieve our cost and performance thresholds, which could not be achieved with other network technologies.”