Pessl Instruments partners with SAP and INMARSAT

13.11.2017

Pessl Instruments and SAP partner in the area of agriculture. The partnership aims to make agricultural precision technology and solutions available to a wider audience with the use of proven IoT and platform technologies.

Precision agriculture is a concept to make farming more precise and helps to achieve more and better outcomes with less inputs in agricultural production. SAP® Connected Agriculture is a solution that allows Agribusinesses to collaborate with farmers and business partners in precision agriculture scenarios. It is part of SAP® Leonardo as well as the SAP industry solution offering for Agribusiness. SAP® Connected Agriculture helps to leverage agricultural Big Data to raise yields, revenues, and profits, and optimize insights and processes from smart precision farming algorithms. It enables to connect to the Internet of agricultural Things (IoT), including smart machines, drones, and robots for smart-data collection and automation.

The solution supports agribusinesses to collaborate with agriculture-supply-chain partners in the farming space through standardization and open interfaces. Enabling to connect data from multiple agricultural sources and enabling to realize more efficient and sustainable farming processes. The solution also supports agribusinesses in collecting more insights from farming processes, a key element for farm-to-consumer transparency.

The data automatically collected with iMETOS systems could be: hyper local weather, soil moisture, insect counts, crop growth monitoring through high resolution cameras, soil analytics through lab on the chip, hyper local and adjusted weather forecast seamlessly integrated through the SAP Leonardo platform for enhanced and smart decision making.

The main goal of this collaboration is to further empower the farmer in all his highly complex decision-making processes through a better understanding and access to better information. Two leading companies in the industry partner to strive on the uptake of technologies and assist the agribusiness industry with new and proven solutions for making farming more profitable and less risky and at the same time to have the consumer to consume better and saver food products with as little residues as possible.

Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications provider, has also agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with Pessl Instruments, to become its total connectivity and platforms provider. The partnership promises to speed up the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in the agricultural sector by making it possible for customers to take advantage of IoT anywhere thanks to Pessl Instruments’ presence in 13 countries and its distribution channel in over 80 countries.

By partnering with Inmarsat, and integrating Inmarsat’s range of IoT capabilities including LoRaWAN (LPWAN), global L-band satellite network and data platforms, with its smart agriculture technology, both Pessl and Inmrasat will be able to offer bespoke IoT solutions to its customers in even the most remote and rural locations. Commenting on the partnership with Inmarsat, Gottfried Pessl, Founder and CEO of Pessl Instruments, said: “The Internet of Things is one of the most exciting new technologies to hit the farming and agriculture sectors for decades and the technology is fast leading to the emergence of a cleaner, more sustainable and more profitable industry ; demand for IoT-based solution is rapidly increasing.”

Simon Fisk, Senior-Vice President of Inmarsat Enterprise, added: “IoT-based solutions have been around for a number of years and their utility in the agriculture sector is proven. The agriculture sector faces challenges with globally diverse locations and significant land mass coverage, which has limited the roll out of advanced IoT solutions. Inmarsat are able to deliver a unique mix of LPWAN and satellite technologies anywhere on the planet that provide a complete solution to enable remote data collection, analytics and automation.“

 

 

 

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