Senet, the first and fastest growing provider of secure, public, low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) and Managed Network Services for Internet of Things (IoT) applications supporting the LoRaWAN™ protocol, today announced it's sponsoring, speaking, and providing live LoRaWAN connectivity at The InfoAg 2017 Conference being held July 25 - 27 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.
In an industry in which IoT solutions have already established themselves as critical drivers of yield improvement and cost reduction, Senet’s ROI value proposition strongly resonates. Standards based LoRaWAN agriculture solutions are now replacing higher cost cellular-based solutions and offer significantly more flexibility and long-term value than competing proprietary technologies.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Senet and their team of some of the world’s foremost experts in IoT communications to develop this important IoT solutions track,” said Quentin Rund, InfoAg Conference Secretary. “Farmers have already begun implementing IoT solutions to increase the quality, quantity, sustainability and cost effectiveness of agricultural production, and these investments are set to push the future of farming to the next level.”
At the conference, Senet's Director of Business Development, Paul Welbig, will discuss the different IoT network technologies available today and how Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) in particular are driving innovation across the entire agriculture industry. Example use cases will be presented to illustrate how IoT solutions enabled with LPWAN connectivity allow farmers to detect soil moisture, crop growth and livestock feed levels, and remotely manage and control connected harvesters and irrigation equipment among other key functions.
Together with LoRa Alliance™ members MultiTech, Semtech, ARM, and myDevices; Senet will be providing instruction in an IoT Commercial Solutions Development Platform workshop. In this workshop, developers and engineers will learn how to start the development of commercial loT solutions using pre-certified LoRaWAN hardware platforms and mbed.org to quickly create new “connected prototypes.”
Senet is also an exhibitor at the conference. The company will be showcasing its secure and highly scalable LoRa-based network and growing ecosystem of IoT partners at its booth (#64) throughout the week.
“InfoAg is one of the premier events for the discussion and advancement of precision agriculture,” said John Nye, Vice President Business Development at Senet. “We are excited to have the opportunity to help develop solutions-based education content for attendees and to work with our IoT ecosystem partners to shine a light on the many ways farmers can benefit from the next generation of smart farming systems.”
The full IoT track agenda, including presentations from network, sensor and application software leaders can be found on the InfoAg conference website.