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This post describes application areas and technical features of safectory Asset Tracking for agricultural livestock farming

Overview

Our indoor and outdoor tracking products and solutions identify short-range information using short-range radio technologies – – Information about objects, but also even about animals.
Our hardware products and software solutions have been developed to create a technology stack that is mature, modular, scalable, secure and still easy and cost-effective to set-up and maintain.
There are also remarkable areas of application in the agricultural sector,

 

Specific applications in livestock farming

• Continuous real-time tracking & localisation of livestock
• Activity & Movement analysis
• Derived health status based on movement & activity
• Determination of the right time of insemination from the movement analysis (patented procedure in cooperation with our partner CattleData)
• Feed time monitoring

 

Continuous real-time tracking & localisation of livestock

The location of the animals at a current point in time can be determined.

 

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Activity & Movement analysis

An activity profile of the animals or of their movements are created based on changes in their locations.

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Derived health status based on movement & activity

Deviations from an expected movement pattern allow conclusions to be drawn about the animal’s state of health.

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Determination of the heat or the right time of insemination to optimize milk production

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Feed time monitoring

Determination of the presence in feeding areas at defined times.

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Technical core components:

 

Controller / Gateway

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  • Decentralised fog network controller
  • Multi functional IoT Hub for receiving and distributing data via: Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, optional GSM, optional GPS
  • Zone Tracking and motion analysis
  • Customisable

 

µGateway

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  • Same asset tracking functionality as standard Controller
  • Direct USB powered by any active USB device
  • Small & lightweight
  • Low profile

 

Chips for Bracelet

Image bracelet chip

  • Developed for use in rubber bracelets (30mm)
  • Activation via built-in switch
  • Enables more use cases for wearing on the body
  • Waterproof IP64 / IP65
  • Industry leading encryption

Beacon

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  • Accurate real-time positioning based on iBeacon or Eddystone protocol in closed environments (e.g. malls, buildings, factories).
  • Waterproof and flame retardant casing
  • Improved battery lifetime
  • Easy to install via mounting plate
  • Industry leading encryption
  • Enables more use cases

The beacon is the backbone of our next generation beacon based smart asset tracking.

 

AA-Beacon

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  • Multi-protocol indoor & outdoor BLE Beacon
  • Increased battery life > 5 years
  • Enables further applications
  • Simple installation by mounting via central screw
  • Industry-leading encryption
  • Compliance with industry standards
  • Operation with up to 6 AA batteries (standard 2 pieces AA)

 

 

Asset Tracking – principle of operation

  • Live and real-time monitoring of the location of a trigger-tag
  • Automatic trigger event generation based on geo fences or start/speed/stop movement
  • Record of movement and events
  • Reports about asset movement with path analysis, distance, speed, events etc.

 

The cockpit: Asset Tracking Platform SaaS (Software as a Service)

 

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  • Cloud-based access (Desktop & Mobile), native Android & iOS (client available)
  • Real-time tracking, position history, simple position-time series
  • Set-up and management of geo fences and geo fence to asset relation. Other geo-tracking sources on demand
  • Definition of rule-based events (entry/exit of assets to/from defined geo fences, online/offline, movement etc.).
  • Exportable Reports about Asset Events, Asset Trips (Start, Stop, Distance, Avg Speed, Duration). Output on interactive Map or spreadsheet download.
  • Further customization available on demand.