Soil Monitoring with IoT uses technology to empower farmers and producers to maximise yield, reduce disease and optimise resources. IoT sensors can measure soil temperature, NPK, volumetric water content, photosynthetic radiation, soil water potential and soil oxygen levels. Data from the IoT sensors are then transmitted back to a central point (or the cloud) for analysis, visualisation and trend analysis. The resultant data can then be used to optimise farming operations, identify trends and make subtle adjustments to conditions to maximise crop yield and quality. The use of IoT in agriculture is known as Smart Agriculture (or Smart Farming), and IoT is a central component of Precision Farming. Read more
The ability to remote monitor river and stream levels is possible with IoT technology. IoT allows you to monitor river levels in multiple locations accurately, and the data can be transmitted back wirelessly in real-time. In this blog post, we look at the different components and sensors required to monitor river levels.
With the emergence of air quality monitoring systems and IoT technologies, the availability of data relating to air quality and pollutants is increasing by the day. Air Quality is fast becoming a key factor for buyers during the home-buying process. While crime rates, broadband speeds and school performance remain important; air pollution levels are an essential consideration for the informed home buyer. Read more
Manx Technology Group supplies Air Quality Monitoring and IoT technology to Liverpool John Moores University for use as part of the LCR Sustainable Green Travel Corridors Project (also called LCR SUD). LCR SUD is a £16.7m project until 2021 and part of a Liverpool City Region-wide initiative to encourage more cycling and walking. Read more
At Manx Technology Group, we regularly work with data sets in areas such as financial services, retail, security and IoT (internet of things). Where required, we collate a variety of public datasets to support our work. Our latest side project (for fun/interest) involved analysing the vehicle registration data of the Isle of Man, using data from Isle of Man Government (available under the Open Government Licence).
MTG is looking to work with Isle of Man farmers to test agricultural drones as part of a series of tech trials. The drones will be used to assess the growth and health of crops including oilseed rape, potatoes, and wheat. The drone trial will feature alongside other trials including soil monitoring, weather stations and the latest generation of NPK IoT sensors. Read more
A recent report from campaign group Mums for Lungs and environmental charity Possible has highlighted the impact of air pollution on children. Pollution intensifies around schools at drop-off times, with NO2 levels up to 5x higher than usual. IoT sensors can help education leaders, schools and councils measure air quality, particulates and NO2 levels. The data from these sensors can then be used to educate, inform and accelerate positive change. Read more
The World Economic Forum has published its report entitled Net Zero Carbon Cities – An Integrated Approach. The report sets out several opportunities to help a city transition to a net-zero carbon position, many of which rely on digitisation and technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT).
University College of Man (UCM) and Manx Technology Group (MTG) are collaborating on a range of innovative projects involving Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor solutions. The partnership involves MTG working with UCM to develop, deploy and test IoT solutions on the Isle of Man. Read more
By adopting IoT technology, cannabis and hemp growers can optimise their growing and production processes. IoT soil, environmental and smart sensors can help improve crop output and improve yields. Learn what’s involved with deploying IoT in your business and also understand the value it can deliver.