R3-IoT technology at a fish farm. Photo: R3-IoT.

‘Any site’ data connection solution for fish farmers

Scottish satellite connectivity firm R3-IoT is this week launching a new solution designed specifically for the aquaculture industry.

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R3-IoT said Connected Seafarm is a full end-to-end data services solution – from sensors to an insight platform – which wirelessly and seamlessly connects smart devices from anywhere in the world.

The product, being launched at the Aquaculture UK trade show in Aviemore, offers automatic, continuous data collection regardless of available connectivity infrastructure and has been designed to be easily and quickly deployed with no specialist in-house technical skills required. 

Secure transmission

In-situ weather data, environmental data (such as water quality) and operational data collected is automatically transmitted securely via the internet “cloud”, either to existing in-house systems, or to R3-IoT’s data insights platform, which displays easy to understand graphs and charts on desktop and mobile so key learnings can be shared across different sites and locations. 

Local and central teams can remotely make informed business decisions by monitoring environmental factors including temperature, dissolved oxygen, salinity, and turbidity, as well as risks such as harmful algal blooms, ultimately improving sustainability, safety and productivity. 

On or off-grid

Connected Seafarm has been designed to work on or off the grid, with no dependency on a single communications infrastructure, using built in dual cellular and satellite technology to provide peace of mind that remote teams can access site data 24/7 regardless of conditions and infrastructure.

Kevin Quillien, co-founder and chief technology officer of R3-IoT, said: “Better connectivity, better data and better digital capability will be crucial to future operations across the sector – and the Connected Seafarm removes a major roadblock to reaching that goal.”