Kerlink & GISupply Collaborate To Offer LoRa-based IoT Solutions

  • The collaboration is beneficial for promoting worker safety and better agricultural practices using the power of IoT
  • These are highly reliable and easy to deploy in a variety of conditions

Kerlink, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in collaboration with its Japanese distributor, GISupply has announced a package of applications for different verticals consisting of construction-worker health and safety, smart agriculture and smart-aquaculture.

The package combines Kerlink WirnetTM iStations in LoRa-based networks with sensors from GISupply and other companies that enable multiple applications and which are connected to GISupply’s cloud applications for analysis and access by end-users. The solutions for the above three sectors are:

  • A construction-industry solution, called ezFinder BUSINESS Heat Stroke+, that monitors working crews working in hot climates in the summer for warning signs of heatstroke. This solution consists of a local wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) device and wearable trackers for each worker. WBGT can estimate the effect of temperature, humidity and visible and infrared radiation on humans.
  • The smart-agriculture solution, called Ushimiru, supports sustainable agriculture via a network that enables producers to monitor and track their cattle grazing in large pastures, eating grass and fertilizing the fields naturally. Grazing is less expensive than confined, indoor feeding, but it carries risks for cattle. GISupply’s LoRa cow-monitoring collar tracks and monitors the animals and indicates whether they have stopped moving, which could signal an animal at risk. GISupply’s Ushimiru technology enables a “geo-fence” application that notifies owners if the animal has gotten out of a fenced pasture or is in a dangerous area, such as rough terrain.
  • Kerlink and GISupply’s smart-aquaculture solution targets global fish-farming industry with a LoRa-based sustainable aquaculture business model. This solution helps improve the effectiveness of fish breeding by enabling producers to continuously monitor water quality and temperature, which is critical because of global warming.

“The robustness and flexibility of Kerlink’s Wirnet iStation are key features of these diverse solutions because they are easy to deploy and simple to integrate with our technologies,” said Satoshi Kitaoka, president of GISupply. “Equally important for our company and our customers, Kerlink stations are proven to be reliable in any environment.”

“Kerlink seeks to do business with innovative companies that have developed novel apps and solutions that bring the benefits of the Internet of Things to a wide range of businesses and companies,” said Tsuneo Tatara, vice president of Kerlink Japan. “As these three examples show, GISupply is one of those companies and, as our distribution partner in Japan, it will help Kerlink to grow its business in that important global market.”