Kerlink Solutions Joins Hands With Saturas to Bring Out World’s First Automated Stem-Water Measuring System

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  • Kerlink will supply Saturas with solar-powered Wirnet iStation, Wanesy Management Center and Wanesy Network-as-a-Service.
  • In 2019, Israeli startup Saturas raised about $9 million which included a €1.5 million H2020 grant from the European Commission

Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Saturas Ltd, has announced that Kerlink will provide Saturas with LoRa-based hardware and software as it launches its technology commercially. It will supply Saturas with solar-powered Wirnet iStation, Wanesy Management Center (solution for managing private IoT networks) and Wanesy Network-as-a-Service.

Romain Weryk, Kerlink key account manager said, “Smart farming, or ag-tech, is one of the Internet of Things’ most important vertical markets but it needs the breakthrough innovations that companies like Saturas are bringing to fields and orchards to deliver on its promise. Kerlink’s equipment and software, with their flexibility for supporting customized private networks, are the backbone of IoT networks across more than 120,000 installations in 69 countries.”

€1.5 million from the European Commission

In 2019, Israeli startup Saturas raised about $nine million which included a €1.5 million H2020 grant from the European Commission. It was to support its miniature, tree-embedded sensor system that continuously measures stem water potential (SWP) of trees and vines. Using Kerlink stations, the company’s  LoRa sensors will transmit processed data to central, automated irrigation-control systems suited to irrigation to crops’ real-time needs.

 Saturas, co-founder and CEO said, “Precision agriculture, led by precision irrigation, is a vital and rapidly growing global business sector with an estimated annual growth rate of over 20 percent. Saturas is positioned to establish a strong presence in this market, and it is vital that we partner with the leading, most reliable companies in the supply chain. The quality of Kerlink’s hardware and software solutions has been proven many times in diverse, challenging environments around the world, and will be a natural fit for our global commercial rollout.

 

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