Calling all Agtech startups: Azure FarmBeats now available

Data de atualização: quarta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2019

 

Back in 2015, FarmBeats went from being a hackathon thought experiment to a fully-fledged agriculture research project developed by Microsoft. Today, FarmBeats has been released on Azure Marketplace to help farmers with low-cost agtech solutions. FarmBeats leverages unused TV spectrum to extend wi-fi connectivity over traditionally unconnected spaces like farms. It then combines sensors and drones for precision mapping of soil moisture, humidity, ambient temperature, pH levels, wind speed, wind direction and more.

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Today’s announcement of preview availability Azure FarmBeats, an industry-specific cloud offering built on top of Azure, opens the door for the next generation of agtech startups working in yield optimization, microclimate prediction, water management and a whole range value-added services.

To learn more about Azure FarmBeats, click here.

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