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SAVE GRAPE, the monitoring IoT system for the vineyards: an application example

PREMISE 1 – SAVE GRAPE is our Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring system for the vineyard. 2 – Internet of Things (IoT) means that devices in a single system communicate with each other automatically, in a smart way. Without any manual intervention, the system detects data, processes […]

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IoT for Smart Farming: from wireless sensors to robots

It’s a fact: a new Green Revolution has begun in agriculture. Objective: to have more and more detailed and constant information from the field (know the soil moisture, the amount of nutrients present, etc.) to target the grower’s interventions, as well as strengthen control and saving on […]

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Big Data in agriculture: what they are and why they are useful

Big Data is the term for the large amount of data collected continuously and in real time by instruments specially made. Big Data, in fact, has exploded with the Internet of Things (IoT), the systems composed of devices that act automatically based on preset rules and that […]

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Vertical farms: the future of agriculture

The trend to build vertical farms is increasing across the planet because these farms are able to guarantee a future for the world’s growing population. Since the publication of our first articles (here and here), many new projects have been realized, even bigger, even more advanced by […]

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IoT in agriculture: more precision, more production

One of the challenges that agriculture has to face is to respond to the constant growth of food requirements because of the increase in population (9 billion people are expected in 2050) taking into account the progressive reduction of soil and available resources, and the climate change […]

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LoRaWAN: the network protocol for IoT

The era of the Internet of Things has come and the revolution is starting also in agriculture. New transmission protocols support IoT technology in order to make it effective and reliable even over long distances. This is why LoRaWAN, a media access control (MAC) protocol for wide area […]

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IoT for art: sensors for the Super Violin of Cremona (Italy)

With AURORAS, even the violin has become Smart! In Cremona, the city of legendary luthiers such as Stradivari and Guarneri, sensors and technology IoT (Internet of Things) have helped to make it even more special the work of art of the architect Giorgio Palù inaugurated in early […]

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More healthy grapes with SAVE GRAPE: the power of IoT

In the lovely Italian countryside, near Reggio Emilia (less than 10 miles from Maranello,  principal office of the Ferrari cars maker), there is a wine-producing farm, named Tenuta Santa Scolastica (partner of the association “Cantina Sociale di Puianello e Coviolo”),  which is led by an enlightened wine-grower: […]

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Organic farming: what are the benefits.

43 million hectares of organic farming in the world two million organic producers in 2013 global organic market at $ 80 billion increased fivefold in the last 15 years These are the numbers of organics in the world (source: FiBL) The road is traced: the gradual conversion […]

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EC wireless sensor: more production and higher quality in agriculture

The wireless sensor EC (electrical conductivity) is an IoT device (Internet of Things) and is used in agriculture and hydroponic greenhouses for the control of fertigation solutions in order to measure the amount and solubility of the dissolved salts, and balance their quantity. This tool is very […]

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