Tackling such an undertaking requires distilling the client’s value proposition down to its essence. In this case, data. For all the buzz about IoT, it’s really data driving growth and demand in this segment. Understanding that allowed Dexence and WaterBit to focus on creating a detailed roadmap with clear milestones. Working collaboratively and utilizing agile methodology meant Dexence’s dev team had frequent contact with the client, often on a daily basis.
As mentioned above, data collected from the sensors is sent to long range radio transmitters, then to a gateway which shoots it up to the cloud. Massive amounts of unstructured data is parsed according to each grower’s parameters. This data is presented via dashboard which can be accessed by web or mobile app, and is updated in real time.
The dashboard also acts as the user’s main console for managing system, farm and crop information. A 2D satellite image of the growers farm sits center screen, with metrics presented on each side. With just a mouse, a user can draw lines on the 2D image to demarcate the farm by crop type, thereby linking the crop type on the dashboard to the ground sensor.
Now data pulled from each crop type area can be compared against crop model benchmarks, giving growers deeper insights into performance metrics. This feature is a real game changer for growers, giving them both granular and dense information that’s accessible anywhere, anytime.