E-Agriculture is an emerging field focusing on the enhancement of agricultural and rural development through improved information and communication processes. More specifically, e-Agriculture involves the conceptualization, design, development, evaluation and application of innovative ways to use information and communication technologies (IT) in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture.
Light Speed Systems has proven experience designing local and metropolitan networks needed for farms and ranches. Decentralized networks with an 80/20 ratio of wireless/wired devices are common. We have locations connected 29 miles apart using long range wireless microwaves. Large geographic areas introduce unique challenges for local and metro networks. A large verity of circuit mediums and connectivity options are critical success factors.
Farming equipment needs monitoring, Long and short range communications systems need availability and care to ensure all pieces perform at peak productivity. Canopy temperature sensors in vineyards need to predictably, reliably report accurate data for optimal results during harvest. Network enabled water valves, motors, cameras and mobile devices are just a few of the components modern farming organizations use to produce more.