Agriculture technology provider Opti-Harvest have chosen Veea, an edge computing solution provider, to power the new Opti-View precision agriculture platform. The companies say the platform will transform how farmers manage their land and resources by providing data insights and control over their farming operations.
According to a 2022 market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the global precision farming market will reach $14.5 billion by 2030. This prediction is primarily driven by several factors, such as the growing demand for food, increased mechanization and changing climate conditions.
According to the United Nations, approximately 155 million people faced a food crisis in 2021, up from 135 million the year before. The leading causes are extreme weather caused by accelerating global warming, floods, drought and related population displacement.
Opti-Harvest’s Opti-View uses VeeaHubs to collect and process environmental, yield, irrigation, and labor data, enabling precision agriculture. The VHH09-4GL VeeaHub model provides connectivity and expansion options for enterprise applications. Additionally, vMesh Wi-Fi optimizes performance in the field by picking up signals from LoRa sensors and creating predictive analytics for farmers to use in real time.
VeeaHubs collect data from various sensors, sending it wirelessly to the cloud via public or private 4G/5G connections. The collected data is then sent to the Opti-View portal for administrative purposes and can be used by AI and ML systems for analytics, presentation and reporting.
“Food security is one of the most significant social challenges today, as is the dramatic climate change which is impacting the ability for farmers to improve yields, assure quality, and operate profitably,” stated Mark Tubinis, the chief commercial officer at Veea. “With precision agriculture techniques, we can intelligently address everything from water consumption to soil and nutrients management, beyond indoor growing facilities where AgTech has seen its earliest successes.”
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York, NY, its development activities are primarily located in Bath, UK and Iselin, New Jersey. The company also has sales and support offices across the US, France, South Korea, and Brazil.
In a statement, Opti-Harvest CEO Dan Harrington said: “We are excited to partner with Veea to ensure our platform will deliver maximum value for each of the customers we serve around the world. Together, we can help farmers get more out of their land and resources.”
Veea recently announced the availability of a virtual Trusted Broadband Access solution (vTBA) that runs on Veea edge platform products. This product was designed specifically for cable providers, especially in rural areas where it’s too expensive to bring internet via coaxial or fiber.
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