Smart Agriculture with the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge

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Smart Agriculture with the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge

 

Farmers face a major challenge in the coming years.

The production of food must be made more efficient, resource-saving, and ecologically compatible.

Weather, soil, and other geodata as well as relevant farm equipment data must be recorded and evaluated.

Herds as cows need to be tracked and monitored.

The digital networking of agricultural processes is essential here.

As a result, agriculture is increasingly dependent on innovative IoT solutions.

Why are satellite-based IoT solutions important for agriculture?

Fast and reliable Internet is a prerequisite for the use of IoT solutions.

Especially in rural or remote areas, there is no fast Internet connection.

Imagine you have to cover thousands of acres of land!

MF 400 IoT Satellite bridge – the perfect combination

Our MF 400 IoTSatellite Bridge powered by solar is the perfect solution.

The LoRaWAN™ with the IDP backhaul can provide you with all the data information you need.

The MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge provides network server connectivity for 100 remote LoRaWAN™ sensors via Inmarsat IsatData Pro (IDP) satellite terminal.

The system runs from a single 80W solar panel and the battery backup capacity up to 2-3 days (depends on usage).

The system runs an optimized protocol to ensure that airtime satellite costs per sensor are kept to a minimum.

This makes the MF 400 IoT Satellite Bridge a stand-alone, low power & low-cost solution for adding satellite connectivity to your existing COTS LoRaWAN™ sensor devices.

Advantages:

  • Global coverage with the Inmarsat IsatData Pro satellite network
  • Runs continuously off single 80W solar panel
  • compatible with all COTS LoRaWAN™ sensors
  • Water and rainproof (IP-67)
  • Cloud-based interface and API for remote LoRaWAN™ configuration (No field visits required for reconfiguration)

Airtime costs:

from 1,00* $ / month for daily updates per sensor

from 3,00* $ / month for hourly updates per sensor

*All prices in USD excl. of applicable taxes, regulatory charges, and fees.

Application example Smart IoT Herd Management with the MF 400 IoTSatellite Bridge:

schematic of cow tracking via IoTSatellite Bridge