Integration Empowers Growers to Augment Any Climate Computer With Sensor Insights

Integration Empowers Growers to Augment Any Climate Computer With Sensor Insights

Integration Empowers Growers to Augment Any Climate Computer With Sensor Insights

Growers can now connect data from any climate computer to the 30MHz wireless sensor platform with Klimlink. 30MHz, the Amsterdam-based provider of smart sensing technology equips agricultural customers with all the elements needed to monitor and optimise growing and storage environments with physical data: wireless sensors, a scalable network, and a customizable dashboard with alerts and analytics, all deployable in minutes. Partnership and integration with Klimlink offers growers a deeper real-time understanding of crop needs on both macro (climate computer data) and micro (wireless sensor data) levels. The result is tangible insights customers can respond to, preventing crop loss and saving energy.

Breaking down data silos in agriculture

Any systems that generate data can be linked together via Klimlink, and made immediately available in the 30MHz dashboard, with heatmaps, graphs, and other interactive visualizations. “This is a major step in breaking down data silos in agriculture. Growers work with so many different climate systems, and have to read data per system without a central overview of their metrics. This is work-intensive, impractical, and makes it difficult to fully optimise. Integrating with Klimlink knocks down the walls separating this powerful data, making it immediately actionable in our dashboard.” says 30MHz Director of Customer Affairs Cor-Jan Holwerda.

Empowering growers with selective data sharing

Klimlink, developed by agritechnologist Wim Klaver, enables growers to bring together large amounts of data available from greenhouse horticulture companies (most often from climate computers) onto a single, intuitive platform. Without high costs or subsidies, Klimlink opens the door to many additional applications, making data available for deeper analysis. With customizable data sharing features in the 30MHz dashboard, growers can get more value out of their measurements by comparing data with each other, while researchers and crop advisers can simply look over the grower's shoulder without having to log on to different control systems.

30MHz believes that with technology and data, organizations of any size can innovate to become more efficient, sustainable and profitable. Using an easy to deploy sensor technology, the company empowers businesses to turn metrics captured from the physical world into actionable insights at industrial scale.

The 30MHz provides all the building blocks needed for a scalable sensor network: from sensors to connectivity through to alerts and analytics.

Having established a growing presence within Dutch agriculture, 30MHz now counts customers in North America, Africa and across Europe. Alongside its Dutch headquarters, the company has offices in London, Norwich, Bristol, Singapore, Melbourne and Hong Kong.

The flexible and highly customizable 30MHz Smart Sensing Toolkit gives customers a choice of sensors capturing metrics including pointed temperature, light intensity, airspeed, CO2, vibration, temperature, humidity, distance, counting, dew point and soil moisture.

All data captured belongs to the customer and is accessible only by that customer.

30MHz has developed a series of customer case studies that demonstrate real-life examples of how sensors and data collection are driving change at every stage of agriculture and horticulture.

Case study - Proeftuin Zwaagdijk

Optimising greenhouse conditions with sensor data
One of the Netherlands’ foremost sources of applied research on agriculture and horticulture, Proeftuin Zwaagdijk provides a controlled environment to test the best methods and tools for crop cultivation and protection. Using sensory data on dew point, temperature, relative humidity and CO2, the organization ensures the optimum conditions to provide relevant and immediate environmental data to a network of over 100 agricultural research centers specialized in crop protection.

Case study - Jan de Wit en Zonen

Maintaining product quality with monitored environments
Leaders in the cultivation and export of tulip bulbs, Jan de Wit en Zonen have maintained a reputation for quality and expertise, supplying one of the most recognized Dutch exports to clients in more than twenty countries across Europe, Asia and North America. The company uses real-time alerts and analytics from temperature, humidity and ethylene sensors to monitor conditions during processing: tracking the functioning of flower ventilators to deliver the best product.

Case study - Moors Pepper Farm

Optimising water and nutrition delivery to crops

Netherlands-based Kwekerij Moors is a market leader in pepper cultivation. The commercial farm transformed its pepper yield through the strategic placement of flexible infrared temperature sensors--developed in partnership with 30MHz-- to capture the surface temperature of crops. Moors leveraged sensory data to optimize the delivery of nutrients and water, reducing loss of vegetables due to sunscald at an ROI of 3600%.

Case study - Bejo Zaden

Ensuring safe transport conditions for living cargo
With 1,700 employees and operations in more than thirty countries, Bejo Zaden is a leader in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. The company keeps thousands of bee colonies in bee farms globally. Temperature and humidity are crucial to successful bee shipping. Extreme temperatures can kill honeybees or reduce their ability to produce honey. Last year, Bejo Zaden lost an entire honeybee shipment due to inconsistent conditions inside a truck. Using temperature humidity sensors to monitor conditions inside trucks, and temperature sensors installed inside beehives, the company ensures optimal conditions for the safe transport of bees around Europe. Drivers receive alerts on changes to the cargo environment, knowing when to ventilate or cool the hives.

Case study - Rawligion

Using sensors to monitor stock inventory and kitchen preparation conditions.

Rawligion is one of London’s premium food retail outlets. Rawligion’s key focus is on high-quality ingredients, as a large part of their menu follows raw food principles. This means that ingredients are never heated above 42oC, to ensure that the finished food or drink product has retained maximum nutritional value. Rawligion using sensors to monitor significant changes in conditions in their fridges, freezer and kitchen areas in real-time. Working with fresh produce that has a limited life-shelf time, sensory data enables Rawligion to actively increase inventory life and prevent losses.

About 30MHz

30MHz develops and produces a complete sensor platform for the agricultural sector, consisting of wireless sensors, a scalable data network and an analytics dashboard with visualizations and real-time alerts available on mobile, desktop or tablet. Quick to deploy without technical knowledge, the intuitive platform enables customers to add new sensors at any time. Customers from horticulture, agriculture, vertical farming, crop and bulb storage and processing companies use the technology to monitor their crops and environments in real-time. Commonly measured metrics include temperature, humidity, dew point, VPD, CO2, light intensity, and air flow. The company works with agricultural leaders including Sercom, Wageningen University and Proeftuin Zwaagdijk to continuously anticipate growers’ needs.

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