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Soil Monitoring with IoT – Smart Agriculture

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, 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

ISO 9001 & ISO 27001

Thanks to the efforts of Kristan McDonald and Abby Chatwood, MTG has renewed our ISO 9001 and 27001 certification status for another year. The ISO QMS and ISMS are used extensively within our business to help ensure consistent levels of service delivery, quality control, and information security. Both standards cover our IT services, IoT and software divisions.

CENSIS FutureTech: IoT for Health (Scotland)

MTG CEO Joe Hughes will be attending the CENSIS FutureTech : IoT for Health workshop in Inverness on 2nd October 2019.

The CENSIS workshops aim to educate and inform businesses and organisations about how to get started in IoT. IoT technology will transform business operations across Scotland and impact every sector of the economy. It’s more important than ever that Scottish companies embrace what it has to offer. Read more

Location, location… air pollution

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. 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. Read more

10 x Benefits of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS)

We look at Ten Top benefits of our ITaaS (IT as a Service) solution. The way businesses purchase IT and software services has changed. With the onset of cloud applications and software as a service (SaaS), there is a move away from the traditional model of purchasing and IT maintenance, towards a subscription-based delivery model such as ITaaS.

A monthly subscription fee (opex) has become the new norm. Businesses want the latest technologies and features, built-in security, predictable costs and the highest levels of service – but delivered using a subscription model. Read more

What can I measure with IoT?

A common question that we are asked at Manx Technology Group is What can you measure with IoT?  To help answer that question, below you will find an extensive list of the sensors that we support.

Using Plug & Sense IoT devices, the data can be transmitted and be stored in a database, Azure, AWS or any other leading cloud platform. From here, the data can be manipulated, analysed and visualised using tools such as Tableau, PowerBI and Qlik. Read more

CENSIS 6th Technology Summit

Manx Technology Group will be exhibiting and is a sponsor of the CENSIS 6th Technology Summit. The summit is held in Glasgow, Scotland on the 7th November 2019 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

CENSIS is the Scottish, industry-led Innovation Centre for the economically important and highly diverse domain of Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and their applications.

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Health Risks – Poor air quality and particulates

It is widely recognised that poor air quality can have a significant impact on the health of an individual. WHO estimates that 7 million people die each year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed the association between short-term exposure to particulates, and an increase in cardiovascular, and respiratory mortality. The significant health risk posed by pollution is a crucial driver behind IoT air quality monitoring, electric vehicles and renewables.

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