Wireless solar tag monitors crops

December 07, 2016 // By Julien Happich
The Sol Chip Comm tag is an ultra-compact, maintenance-free, solar-powered, wireless tag that can power, control and wirelessly connect a wide variety of sensors to the Cloud.

In precision agriculture and smart irrigation applications, the tag feeds real-time data readings from up to hundreds of agriculture-related sensors, including those that monitor soil moisture, soil temperature, ambient temperature, air temperature, nutrients levels and more, into a precision agriculture application server. This essential data is then analyzed by a precision agriculture application in order to make data-driven adjustments for optimizing water and fertilization consumption and improving crop yields.

Based on Sol Chip’s innovative energy harvesting technology, the tag is designed to operate continuously for more than ten years with no maintenance requirements, removing the need to constantly replace and discard batteries. In addition to precision agriculture and smart irrigation, the Sol Chip Comm tag can be applied to smart cities, smart grids, asset tracking and similar applications.

An evaluation kit is available for precision agriculture and smart irrigation, which includes two SCC solar tags, two sensors, a wireless gateway, all the necessary accessories, access to third party web server and support.

Visit Sol Chip at www.sol-chip.com