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Agriculture

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Introduction

Agriculture stands as one of the possibly largest beneficiaries of the AIoT revolution, with smart technologies brining even greater efficiencies and quality-of-work improvements in the agricultural sector. 

When introducing AIoT solutions in the agricultural sector, the harvesting and processing of agricultural resources becomes faster and more precise than ever before—meaning lower costs for producers, as well as better products and lower prices for consumers. The increased energy and resource efficiency made possible by AIoT solutions also contribute to making agriculture more sustainable and ecologically friendly.

With the immense importance of agriculture in our world, it is a key sector for AIoT solutions and one that could have enormous positive ramifications around the world. 

Challenges

Agricultural applications come with considerable challenges and range from tough conditions out in the field to high-stress environments in processing facilities—each presenting unique challenges to AIoT solutions. Moreover, the vast volumes processed in agricultural facilities mean that high-performance components and technologies are a must to achieve the necessary throughput and efficiency improvements. Some of the challenges faced in agricultural applications include: 

Environmental challenges​

Environmental challenges

  • Challenging climate and weather conditions, e.g., high humidity, strong winds, blizzards, etc.
  • Shocks and vibrations
  • Exposure to chemicals

High-performance requirements​

High-performance requirements

  • Rapid machine vision
  • Split-second decision making
  • Excellent precision

Management and security requirements

Management and security requirements

  • Detailed and effective monitoring
  • Minimum downtime
  • Ease of remote maintenance and management

Solutions

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Farm Monitoring System
Agricultural Machinery

Unmanned Aerial
Vehicle

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Aetina

Aetina Edge AI Computing Platform

Aetina’s Edge AI Computing Platform delivers outstanding AI computing performance with its integrated NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Xavier™ module while also providing unparalleled flexibility for expansion – making it an ideal AI platform for applications like UAVs. The Aetina Edge AI Computing Platform has one PCIe x8 expansion slot, as well as two HDMI, two M.2 (M-key and E-key), and three RJ45 for rich multimedia support. It also supports up to six 2M MIPI CSI-2 long-wired cable cameras.

Antzertech

Antzertech GNSS Card (ANNA Series)

Antzertech’s GNSS Card from the ANNA series offers centimeter-level GNSS positioning through its u-blox GNSS F9 chipset and supports multi-band RTK with fast convergence times and reliable performance, making it a perfect companion for UAVs in agricultural applications. Thanks to its built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, the Antzertech GNSS card can also provide detailed sensor data back to the system. With full wide temperature support (-40°C to 85°C) the GNSS Card can handle tough environments in agricultural applications worldwide.

Farm Monitoring
System

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EP

mPCIe to Dual Isolated RS232; RS422 and RS485 Modules

For data collection from sensors in farm monitoring systems, Innodisk’s mPCIe to RS232; and RS422 and RS485 modules deliver high performance while maintaining maximum ruggedness. The modules fully comply with 2 KV surge and HiPOT protection, protecting devices against electrical damage. Additionally, the modules’ ESD protection (±8/15 KV) make them highly dependable even in agricultural outdoor environments.

DRAM

DDR3 SODIMM

Innodisk’s DDR3 SODIMM are designed with original-grade integrated circuits (ICs) to provide unwavering stability even in agricultural environments. Thanks to their small mechanical design, Innodisk’s DDR3 SODIMM modules facilitate improved airflow inside compact fan-less systems common in farm monitoring systems. For environments with high humidity, Innodisk’s conformal coating add-on delivers additional protections against corrosion.

FLASH

2.5" SATA SSD 3TE7

The Innodisk 2.5” SATA SSD 3TE7 is designed to bring performance and stability to compact and fan-less devices that need to operate in unstable surroundings. With full support for wide temperatures and firmware optimized to keep the flash storage operating smoothly even in challenging environments, the 3TE7 is an ideal choice for farm monitoring systems.

Aetina

Aetina Edge AI Computing Platform

Aetina’s pioneering Edge AI Computing Platform comes with an integrated NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX module, allowing it to deliver unbeatable AI performance while maintaining a high level of energy efficiency suitable for compact fan-less devices. The Aetina Edge AI Computing Platform supports 1x4K MIPI imagery, making it an ideal choice for intelligent farm monitoring systems.

Sysinno

Sysinno iAeris Outdoor Air Quality Detector

Collecting environmental data is at the center of any farm monitoring system. With the Sysinno iAeris Outdoor Air Quality Detector, operators can collect a wide range of environmental data, allowing them to gain a better understanding of the changes to the farm’s environment. The iAeris platform delivers high reliability with wide-temperature support, waterproof design, and anti-noise electrical design. With its high-quality sensors and rugged design, the iAeris is the perfect choice for modern precision agriculture applications.

Agricultural Machinery

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DRAM

DDR4 4 GB SODIMM

Next-generation AIoT-powered agricultural machinery produce vast amounts of image data each second, which in turn results in considerable demands for memory performance. Innodisk’s DDR4 4 GB SODIMM modules is an ideal choice for such applications, providing ample performance for processing footage from the large number of cameras part of the agricultural machinery system.

EP

PCIe to Four Isolated PoE/PoE+ Module

Innodisk’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) module supports up to four independent power sourcing equipment (PSE) channels in a single PCIe card, allowing operators to connect four PoE IP cameras to each card. For camera-dependent next-generation agricultural machinery, this expandability is critical. Innodisk’s PoE modules come with industrial-grade rugged design, allowing them to operate in agricultural environment without risking damage from extreme temperatures, power surges, or electrostatic discharge.

DRAM

DDR4 2666 SODIMM

Innodisk’s DDR4 2666 provides ample performance for all the data analysis and constant data transfers in HMI applications. Moreover, with their small size and high-quality materials, Innodisk’s DDR4 SODIMM modules are ideal for HMI devices – easily fulfilling requirements for small form factors and reliability.

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