Kerlink and Libatel have announced the first IoT LoRaWAN smart agriculture project in Lebanon. The pilot project at Domain Chateau Kefraya, which began this summer, is generating data and information about the vineyard’s terroir, which includes topography, soil conditions, climate and sunlight that give wine grapes their distinctive character.
At the project’s conclusion this November, the chateau will use the information to optimize wine-parcel classification over its 300 hectares of vineyards. Data coming from the vineyards is monitored, such as the maturity of the different types of grapes. Under the smart agriculture, chateau is able to allocate in anticipation the different parcels to the different productions, and especially selects the best grapes for high-end and renamed wine.
The customized LoRaWAN network deployment comprising of Kerlink Wirnet Station technology, is a proof-of-concept project involving Libatel and Ogero Telecom. This will be part of Libatel’s bid to support Ogero’s deployment of a nationwide IoT network in Lebanon. Libatel, which is managing network operation and maintenance, data collection and software development, provided a dashboard tailored to the specific needs of Chateau Kefraya. The collected data is accessible from a computer or smartphone on a platform designed by the company.
LoRaWAN is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) solution for wireless, bidirectional and secure connectivity of battery-powered devices in local, regional or national networks. The technology also enables device native geolocation using the radio network and geolocation-ready LoRaWAN gateways, like other references available in Kerlink’s portfolio. Read more…