For farmers and growers, the Internet of Things has opened up extremely productive ways to cultivate the soil and raise livestock with the use of cheap, easy-to-install sensors and an abundance of insightful data they offer. Prospering on this prolific build-up of the Internet of Things in agriculture, smart farming applications are gaining ground with the promise to deliver 24/7 visibility into the soil and crop health, machinery in use, storage conditions, animal behavior, and energy consumption level.
The Kaa open-source IoT Platform is a crucial middleware technology that allows walking safely into the agriculture IoT field. By tying together different sensors, connected devices, and farming facilities, Kaa streamlines the development of smart farming systems to the maximum degree possible. Kaa is perfectly applicable for single-purpose smart farming products - such as smart metering devices, livestock trackers, or failure prediction systems - as well as for multi-device solutions, among which are resource mapping and farming produce analytics solutions.
Kaa is feature-rich and, as an open-source platform, grants full access to its modules for any necessary modifications, extensions, or integrations. Out of the box, Kaa already provides a set of ready-to-use components for a quick start with smart farming applications. After all, farming is all about connecting with nature - leave everything else to Kaa.