New technologies like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or the Internet of Things (IoT) communication protocols and their hardware embodiments, are rapidly changing production systems within the agribusiness from cattle, pigs, poultry industries, to intensive agriculture, timber industry, or fish farms and fisheries. This presentation continues with the technology survey of specific IoT technologies including LoRa, Sigfox, RPMA, Zigbee networks among others, aimed at long-distance, low-power, low-data rate communications. Application examples in the agribusiness including a micro-power LoRa based oestrus detection platform for dairy farm, an WAN-based electronic price-tag for food logistics and a multi sensor sprayer for orchards, are presented. Finally, some comments on the future applications of the IoT on the agribusiness will be discussed.
Matias Miguez (PhD, 2016) has participated since 2005 in several research and development projects in the field of microelectronics and electronics for the industry, and in the University. In 2005 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, where he has worked in the uDIE research group (http://die.ucu.edu.uy/microdie). He is the co-founder of two technology companies including ABM Solutions in 2018 (https://www.abmsolutions.com.uy/) dedicated to electronics applications in the industry. For the industry, Dr. Miguez participated in design and consultancy in the field of electronics for companies in Uruguay, Brazil, India and Belgium including the development of FDA approved medical devices, IoT devices for cars, among others. He is a researcher of Uruguay National Research Council ANII.