Manx Technology Group (MTG) and Rural Business Consultancy (RBC) will be undertaking technology trials in the Isle of Man, exploring the use of Smart Farm technologies with farms and food producers. Using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the initial trials will be focused on soil nutrient analysis (NPK), livestock monitoring, drone crop analysis, and asset tracking. Read more
Computer Science Degree (BSc) students have completed the first IoT project at the University College Isle of Man (UCM). As part of the Experiential Learning module, the project seen students work with real clients to deliver a project within 6-weeks.
Through the IoT partnership with UCM, Manx Technology Group (MTG) provided the students with Libelium Smart Environment & Libelium Parking sensors. Students access the sensor data through MTG’s IoT cloud environment; as a result of using the cloud environment, the students have a platform to analyse the data in real-time. Read more
In this article, we explore how much it will cost to buy a server in the UK. We look at the different server types, components and other items you should consider when purchasing a server. Servers support the IT operations of your business; they store for files, run your applications and form the foundation of your IT network.
The goal of this article is to explain how much a server will cost for a small business (SMB) and larger businesses (SME).
Soil Moisture, Temperature and Oxygen sensors, coupled with LoRaWAN satellite gateways, mean farmers can monitor soil conditions, even in the most remote regions. IoT technologies allow intelligent monitoring, precision agriculture and smart irrigation applications – without the constraints of power or mobile/internet coverage.
Forest fires (wildfires) are common hazards in forests, particularly in remote or unmanaged areas. It is possible to detect forest fires, elevated CO2, and temperature levels using Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. You can deploy IoT, satellite and solar sensors in remote areas without the need for internet, cellular/mobile or mains power.
Cities and towns use fixed air quality monitoring apparatus to measure pollution levels in a given location. IoT technology and mobile air quality monitoring reduces cost, increases coverage and provides much higher levels of flexibility when compared to traditional, fixed solutions.
IoT sensors offer an inexpensive way of monitoring the indoor environment; with battery-powered sensors able to monitor temperature, humidity, CO2, room occupancy and light levels. Due to Covid restrictions, many of you will be working home like me. To demonstrate the effective use of the technology, I installed a single IoT sensor in my home office to highlight the different use cases and value of IoT. I then look at some applications of IoT in healthcare, business and the public sector.
Smart Parking sensors are IoT sensors that are installed in parking spaces to detect the presence of a parked vehicle using ultrasonic or radar technology. Smart parking sensors are easy to install, battery-powered and operate wirelessly.
Smart Parking sensors are popular with Smart Cities and offer an intelligent solution for cost-effective enforcement, guided parking apps and analysis of parking in an urban environment.
Smart Agriculture is a topic that covers the many applications of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in farming, agrotech and agriculture. The use of sensors, data collection, wireless networks, cloud platforms and data analysis is already revolutionising the farming and agricultural sectors. Read more
Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is perhaps one of the most critical indicators of water quality. IoT (Internet of Things) dissolved oxygen sensors are used to accurately measure the oxygen content in water and transmit the results in real-time back to a central database, cloud or water monitoring platform.