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About Gateway and Sensor node

What are the gateway and sensor node of the cultivation navigator "e-kakashi"?

The gateway and sensor node of "e-kakashi" not only visualize the environmental data* acquired on the field, but also set important growth factors or inhibitors for each growing stage. By linking with the environmental data acquired on the field, it will set the optimum habitat environment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, navigating you through any possible risks and countermeasures.*Air temperature, relative humidity, ground temperature, water temperature, water content leaving the soil, EC, solar radiation, CO2 concentration

The advantages to the gateway and sensor node

We will contribute the following merits to producers and other stakeholders, by formalizing the tacit knowledge that was, until now, formatting the tacit knowledge that, until now, relied on experience and intuition.

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Maximize the possibilities for quality improvement and yield increase

Based on scientific evidence, we identify environmental factors that affect plant growth, formalizing excellent cultivation technology

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Shortening the time needed for the teaching of cultivation technology and agricultural education

The information that was passed down by farmer instructors and agricultural organizations can now be taught in a formalized manner, whereas it used to rely on experience and intuition

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Realization of a market-in type agriculture

Market-in type agriculture that connects producers and buyers is possible if a cultivation technology can be founded to provide the quality demanded by the market

This is what is amazing about the gateway & sensor node!

A cloud and network system that can accumulate and utilize data 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Since the gateway and sensor node manage all data and applications in the cloud, there is no need to setup and maintain your own server.

Also, in the event of a natural disaster, even if the gateway, sensor node and sensor set in the field are damaged, the accumulated data will not be affected.

Data is automatically stored even on the gateway side, so even if there is an abnormality in the communication line, data can be recovered for up to one month.

Since everything is in the cloud, you can access cloud data from anywhere and get the latest information all the time. Also, you can access it from your smartphone or tablet, so you can check data while outside and on the field. The state of the field is also automatically monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and all the data is stored.

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Management functions to protect your valuable data

Recovery of the measurement data is possible even if data cannot be acquired for one month

Remotely monitor equipment through the cloud

Remotely monitor equipment through the cloud

Gateway and sensor node status constantly monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Strong wireless communication with up to 1 km reach between the base unit and the handset

Strong wireless communication with up to 1 km reach between the base unit and the handset

Up to 1 km expected reach through a secure encrypted wireless communication

Mobile adapter, naturally built-in

Mobile adapter, naturally built-in

The gateway uses built-in mobile phone (M2M module) technology, which does not require setting up to send data to the cloud

Using the gateway and sensor node

The sensor node (slave unit) is installed on the field, and various sensors are attached to measure the environment. Please set up the gateway (master unit) for communication within 1 kilometer*. After that, log in to the application, set the route (ek recipe), and the cultivation navigator will start immediately.* This range assumes unblocked, ideal conditions

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Cultivation navigatorDisplaying alert notifications and work instructions on the timeline

By inputting the proper “cultivation management work”, based on "knowledge" that up until now relied on experience and intuition, into “ek recipe”, the route, it will display alerts regarding pests that could not be seen by eye and work instructions. By formalizing the cultivation technology that used to be tacit knowledge, we open the road towards a new era of agricultural production.

Displaying alert notifications and work instructions on the timeline

"ek recipe""ek recipe", the equivalent of the route for a car navigation system

By inputting the proper “cultivation management work”, based on "knowledge" that up until now relied on experience and intuition, into “ek recipe”, the route, it will display alerts regarding pests that could not be seen by eye and work instructions. By formalizing the cultivation technology that used to be tacit knowledge, we open the road towards a new era of agricultural production.

GraphsEasy analysis with an easy to use operation screen

In the application, the graph function is most popular among professional producers and cultivation leaders. You can freely select the vertical axis, the horizontal axis, and the graph type, and create a unique graph from calculated data such as saturation, dew point temperature, integrated temperature, as well as measured data (raw data). By feeding back the target values and threshold values obtained by the analysis to "ek recipe", it becomes possible to be navigated through cultivation with an even more precise route.

Easy analysis with an easy to use operation screen

About hardware

Gateway (master unit)Thorough, stable operation without any unnecessary extra function

It operates more stably by connecting to the internet outdoors. We solved this problem, which may look easy but is not, by renewing the design from every possible perspective. With a built-in mobile phone module, we achieved a stable remote monitoring of the equipment from the cloud while outside, with both data transmission and reception. A stable and highly secure wireless communication with the sensor node is also achieved. We will fulfill that mission.

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Sensor node (handset)Fully designed for the cultivation field

The new sensor node is designed to fit the needs of every cultivation site. Far, far ahead with the antenna diversity. The power saving specifications allow for three years of battery operation. The sensor interface allows for scalability without any unnecessary function. It can be comfortably setup even on piles, walls, and beams, thanks to the carefully thought out design.

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Product Specifications

Item

Specifications
Gateway Sensor node

Basic functions

Wireless communication function
・920M Wireless communication
 IEEE802.15.4g/e
・3G/4G Wireless communication 
 FDD-LTE/AXGP/HSPA/W-CDMA
Location information acquisition(GPS)
Measurement of measurement data 
Maintenance of measurement data 
State monitoring 
Location information acquisition(GPS)

Power supply

AC power supply:AC100/200V Lithium battery (Primary battery) 
AC power supply:AC100/200V
*AC power supply needed for the optional sensors.
Battery life (reference value) Measurement cycle of 10 minutes: 3 years
* The actual value depends on usage conditions.
Basic functions

SMA connector for the antenna
* For 920 MHz

AC100/200V input

Temperature / humidity sensor
Soil moisture / EC sensor
Solar radiation sensor
Temperature sensor 
Analog (Option 1)
Serial (Option 2)
SMA connector for the antenna
※for 920MHz 
AC100/200V input
Operating environment Temperature: -10 to 60 ° C
Humidity: 20 to 90% RH
*avoid condensation
Temperature: -20 to 60 ° C
Humidity: 20 to 95% RH
※avoid condensation
Terms of use Outdoor (IP 55 or more)
*Except for hot spring areas and salt damage
Outdoor (IP 55 or more)
*Except for hot spring areas and salt damage
External dimensions 196mm×196mm×68mm ※excluding protrusions 196mm×196mm×68mm ※excluding protrusions
mass Less than 0.8kg Less than 1.0kg
power consumption Less than 10.0W Less than 2.0W

How to use

 

 

Case study

Smart and Sustainable Agriculture with IoT

2017-08-03 01.14.37 (1)Why is an IT company and not an agricultural or chemical company being tasked to solve food problems in Colombia? The answer is e-kakashi, a powerful IoT tool designed by PS Solutions.

tions. e-kakashi collects environmental data and integrates it with farming data to give crop growers the best solutions to a wide range of field conditions.

“We must listen to the crops”, says e-kakashi developer Dr. Takashi Togami, “to know when they are thirsty or sick. Like children, with special attention and care, plants will grow, bloom and produce well.”

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