Sol Chip unveils autonomous wireless solar tag

December 7, 2016 -  By

sol-chip-scc-deviceSol Chip, a provider of Internet of Things systems and energy harvesting solutions, introduced its Sol Chip Comm autonomous, wireless and solar-powered tag. The Sol Chip Comm (SCC) device powers, controls and wirelessly connects a wide variety of sensors to the Cloud.

“With our LightBattery technology, Sol Chip is uniquely positioned to realize our vision of enabling billions of autonomous IoT devices for many different market sectors in a way that is cost effective and environmentally sustainable,” said Dr. Shani Keysar, founder and CEO of Sol Chip. “Our new SCC device clearly demonstrates these qualities for precision agriculture and smart irrigation, and we are working on more applications for additional market sectors.”

SCC feeds real-time data readings from hundreds of agriculture-related sensors, including those that monitor soil moisture, soil temperature, ambient temperature, air temperature, nutrients levels and more, into a precision agriculture application server. This data gathered by SCC is analyzed by a precision agriculture application in order to make data-driven adjustments for optimizing water and fertilization consumption and improving crop yields, the company said.

SCC is solar-powered and designed to operate continuously for more than 10 years with no maintenance requirements, Sol Chip said.

In addition to precision agriculture and smart irrigation, Sol Chip’s SCC device can be applied to smart cities, smart grids, asset tracking and similar applications.

Sol Chip is currently offering an evaluation kit for precision agriculture and smart irrigation, which includes two SCC solar tags, two sensors, a wireless gateway, all the necessary accessories, access to third party web server and support. The components of the evaluation kit are pre-integrated, enabling the evaluation kit to be deployed for testing in an open field or greenhouse.

Photo: Sol Chip

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