June 28, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. CEST – Combining Internet of Things technology with predictive water-quality monitoring solutions, two French companies are helping clam farmers of the Gulf Coast of Florida manage key aquaculture parameters so they can make decisions that boost production and sustainable farming.
Supported by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), the LoRaWAN-based water-quality monitoring station near Cedar Key, Fla., was designed and deployed by Kerlink (AKLK – FR0013156007), a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Bioceanor, an expert in predictive water quality monitoring solutions for coastal environments and aquaculture.
The station features Bioceanor’s cloud-based, plug-and-play and autonomous AquaREAL system and sensors from the French company, Aqualabo. At Cedar Key, the continuously monitored data is transmitted in real-time to a dashboard accessible by the public via a Kerlink Wirnet iFemtoCell-evolution gateway, which enabled easy installation and broad-enough coverage for this tailored application. Larger applications require an industrial-grade Wirnet iStation.