Powertec launches myinsight.io for connectivity

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Powertec Telecommunications has launched its myinsight.io computer system and connectivity module.

Farming technology

The Australian company says myinsight.io by Powertec executes an "elegant" solution in response to what is often described as the next industrial revolution – the internet of things/everything (IOT/E).

Myinsight.io is an end-to-end internet of things (IOT) eco-system that is comprised of an open-source solution, covering internet, cellular, Wi-Fi and long-range communication (LORA) gateways.

The solution is customised to control, measure and track: assets, people, animals and other "things", with a combination of live and historical data including events, notifications and machine learning.

"In simple terms, the IOT or E is the intelligent connection of people, process, data and things," Powertec head of technology Geoff Carroll says.

The company says that its "patent-pending world-first" Connectivity Module is set apart from the rest of the sector thanks to its development.

"Put simply, the myinsight.io Connectivity Module can retrofit to any sensor on the market, and extract information from data points using Wi-Fi, LORA and/or NB-IOT to send all data to the myinsight.io portal," Powertec says.

"The sensor market is fragmented with different portals needed for different sensor uses – the Connectivity Module allows you to tie all your sensor data into one convenient portal with one supplier using the latest technologies. The result is efficiency and cost savings for the user.

"This product is specifically designed for outdoor use and its low power design not only provides access to LORA but an array of power options, depending on the outcome required and the most cost-effective option for the user. It also includes failover within the same module."

Powertec says agriculture is one key sector in which IOE will have an impact. The company says reducing costs, increasing yield, lowering waste and energy consumption, downtime and improving quality are key impacts integrated technology can deliver.

"It will make a staggering impact on rural and regional industries in the next decade and will change the life of many – but particularly those in the agricultural industry," the company says.

"Myinsight.io will assist business to increase productivity, environmental sustainability, safety and workflow, which will ultimately make the working farm more self-sufficient.

"Using cloud-based or on-premise smart-farm technology that adeptly addresses connectivity, plus the integrated use of digital equipment such as sensors and GPS, our solution provides farmers with the information and data they need to make highly informed choices and help improve efficiency.

"Areas such as water management, weather, security, process automation and more will be revolutionised by the myinsight.io solution," Powetec adds.


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