How Low Latency Will Shape Smart Farming

As we move further into a digital world, the use of the internet has touched every fabric of human society, from construction to media. This has created a data explosion for almost everything, from construction to media.

Society’s leapfrog into a more connected era has rendered it to become extremely data-driven, as people look to leverage the power of the internet to innovate. Thus, the need for a stable, secure, and fast internet connection is vital when entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

An example of this could be seen in smart farming, where farmers are utilizing drone technology to measure even the tiniest of details from irrigation levels, moisture levels to sun exposure. This level of precision has brought with it a heap of information that needs to be delivered, communicated, and analyzed rapidly since effective decisions need to be taken based on the datasets created. 

A recent report by the United Nations highlighted that the digitization of farms will save billions in waste and losses and improve the quality of food that we consume. “The collective ability of farmers to produce more food more efficiently may be how the world feeds the global population, which will hit nine billion by 2030,” the report noted.

In parallel, the emergence of the fifth generation of mobile networks has played a significant role in digitizing farms worldwide, especially with the increasing mushroom of vertical farms around the world. 

But while many have heralded the coming of 5G as a saving grace to latency issues, it’s still not enough. Smart farms will look to bolster their connectivity to the next level to absorb the massive number of datasets being created by Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors.

To achieve this, robust Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) are required to provide wide-scale coverage to all devices pumping out information to farmers to make the right call over their crops. 

On-premises cell coverage has become essential for organizations to operate efficiently. To get ready for this DAS Systems’ Wireless Carrier, DAS offers pre-construction consulting, coverage testing, RF Design/Engineering, DAS installation, maintenance, remote monitoring, and optimization.

For those with indoor farming facilities, indoor network enhancements can be accomplished through multiple technical topologies (i.e. Repeaters, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), Wi-Fi calling, and more). DAS Systems solves your cell coverage issues by:

  • Delivering mission-critical communication.
  • Improving business efficiencies and utilization.
  • Increasing user and employee satisfaction.
  • Future-proofing.

Deploying DAS Systems’ Wireless Carrier service will enable farm owners to achieve a plethora of benefits, among them: 

  • Places precision data analytics in the hands of farmers to make informed decisions
  • Lighting fast connections with low latency for IoT devices to run at optimal levels
  • Increases crop turnover rate and avoid waste 
  • Provides optimal resources on crop health and condition 

Society is facing a myriad of changes on the digital side. With the number of IoT devices expected to triple from 8.74 billion in 2020 to more than 25.4 billion by 2030, an emphasis on secure broadband is paramount. 

At DAS Systems, we are experienced in designing and installing a distributed antenna; our team works with you to define which DAS solution will provide the best coverage for you. Contact us today to get started!

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