empowers horticulture businesses and users with long-range remote control
sensing and lighting technologies at the
largest horticulture trade exhibition in Asia
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 27 AUGUST 2018 - Avnet Asia Pacific showcased its end-to-end
smart horticulture solutions this week at Horti Asia 2018.
technology have dynamically changed the landscape for horticulture to what it
is today -- data-driven, providing precision controls for
monitoring conditions, and systems are smarter than ever," commented Andy Wong, senior vice president of global design solutions
at Avnet Asia. "Avnet designs, integrates, and validates innovative solutions
that are practical for the horticultural landscape of the next generation. We
help businesses keep up with the rapidly changing horticulture landscape by bringing
the latest innovations to the industry to accelerate horticulture production."
Agriculture is a way of life in Asia, with 8
out of 10 countries in ASEAN dependent on agriculture and its production.
Countries such as Myanmar and Laos obtain more than 40 percent of their GDP
accounted for through agriculture. The Internet of Things (IoT) allows farmers, ranchers, and beekeepers to
stay connected to their fields and livestock like never before. With the rapid advancement in technology solutions, the agricultural market growth in the
region will continue to surge exponentially over the years.
For horticulture businesses and users, Avnet empowers
them with long-range remote-monitoring and control
capabilities through LPWAN technologies, as well as sensors for lighting,
gas, temperature, moisture and many more vital
parameters essential for a good harvest. Avnet also supports solutions for
innovative lighting technologies within the plant-lighting spectrum, on top of
energy-efficient smart pump control solutions. Avnet's capabilities and
connected ecosystem provide a holistic approach to smart horticulture solutions
for the next generation.
At Horti Asia 2018,
visitors were introduced to Avnet's smart pump control and monitoring and
pump-control through IoT adoption and smartphone integration, helping to save
time, money, energy consumption while increasing pump life. Avnet also
showcased the low-cost water- and weather-proof soil sensor (gSense-100), a rugged,
battery-operated, low-power and long-ranging sensor that uses the IoT network. By
enabling the measurement of various soil parameters through frequency domain techniques, gSense-100 gives end-users
a clear idea of soil water depletion, which helps in tracking the effectiveness
of water sources.
Other highlights with
Avnet partners at the show included: customizable, high-efficiency
LED lighting for horticulture with Osram Opto Semiconductors; real-time
monitoring of air quality by measuring carbon dioxide levels and connecting to
cloud utilizing narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) from Quectel; as well as water level
and environmental monitoring measurements empowered by LoRa and STMicroelectronics.
To learn how Avnet is
helping its customers achieve smart agriculture solutions through technology,
please visit: https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/apac/solutions/technologies/lpwan/use-case/agriculture/
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