Sateliot improves international meals safety via beehive monitoring with S4IoT, BeeWaze


Sateliot, an organization to function a low-Earth orbit (LEO) nano satellite tv for pc constellation with 5G customary, will ship customary satellite tv for pc connectivity for Web of Issues (NB-IoT) to Beewaze’s beehive monitoring options. This boosts world meals safety, because of an settlement reached with S4IoT.

BeeWaze is a Chilean firm born with the aim of saving bees and strengthening international meals safety via on-line monitoring of beehives and pollination. Because of an alliance with S4IoT, extra beekeepers and farmers can use BeeWaze’s resolution.

Disaster in meals safety

The numerous lower in bee, butterfly, and different pollinator populations in current many years instantly threatens meals safety; round 87% of world crop manufacturing relies upon to a larger or lesser extent on pollination. The worth of pollination on the planet approaches $500 billion. Nonetheless, solely 15% of beehives are at present monitored. 

In response to research by entities such because the FAO and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), pollination by vigorous beehives has a optimistic impression on crops: citrus, for instance, can enhance manufacturing by as much as 40%, whereas blueberries and avocados can enhance manufacturing by as much as 90%.

BeeWaze, expertise for productive and sustainable agriculture and beekeeping

BeeWaze expertise permits beekeepers to watch the temperature, weight, and humidity of beehives on-line, in addition to the circumstances and climate forecasts of the precise location the place they’re situated. Likewise, throughout crop flowering, agricultural producers can monitor the pollination course of with up to date info on bee move per minute and per day (pollination monitoring). 

Because of this settlement, many beekeepers and rural producers with nice agricultural potential however with out web entry will profit from Sateliot’s 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN); on this manner, they will make the most of on-line monitoring to know the standing of their beehives. Farmers, for his or her half, can confirm the exercise of the beehives contracted to pollinate their crops, decreasing time and prices devoted to area visits.

Till now, connecting to legacy satellite tv for pc operators concerned excessive prices as a result of it required shopping for extra {hardware}, reminiscent of antennas and sign receivers. Sateliot is the satellite tv for pc operator to leverage the 3GPP customary protocol, which is already the norm for any MNO or MVNO for his or her terrestrial mobile networks. This implies any related IoT machine can seamlessly swap to the satellite tv for pc when the mobile community is unavailable. Sateliot is easing the trail by signing customary roaming agreements with the person’s present operators at a value similar to that of standard cell networks, and all that with out the necessity for a second SIM card. 

Jaume Sanpera, CEO of Sateliot, explains the impression of this expertise on beehive monitoring, “Our customary IoT connectivity of NTN can eradicate the burden of beehive monitoring in rural areas. We offer reasonably priced and extra dependable expertise together with the dedication to assist beekeepers save their bees, that are an important a part of our ecosystem and the premise of the meals chain worldwide.”

Onofre Tamargo, CEO of S4IoT, highlights the advantages of the partnership, “We’re glad to companion with Sateliot and supply a viable various for beekeepers to trace beehives, thus avoiding the demise of colonies by pesticides and intruders. That is additional proof that expertise might be good for agriculture and our meals system.”

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