In the past, AVR focused much more on the mechanical side of agriculture. “Now, our goal is to develop smarter machines with many more sensors and use the data we collect to bring value and transparency to stakeholders along the entire value chain as an add-on to our core offer of high-quality machinery,” he continues.
Incorporating a set of IoT building blocks developed by IoT expert Eurotech, including the ReliaGATE family of intelligent edge computers running the Everyware software framework and Everyware Cloud, delaware developed an MS Azure-based IoT platform that gathers, analyzes and visualizes data from sensors on tractors and other farming vehicles.
“Farmers can use this data to improve their crop yield monitoring approaches, and crop processors get insights into the quality and characteristics of incoming produce,” Koen says. “These real-time, accurate insights lead to higher efficiency, less waste and better processes.”