The 41st edition of FIMA – International Fair of Agricultural Machinery – which took place in Zaragoza this February 2020, has broken participation records with more than 240,000 visitors and 1,572 exhibitors from all over the world.
The organization of the event has made available to exhibitors the Technical Novelties Contest, in which we have been awarded in the category of “Technical Novelty” for the development of our platform based on bidirectional wireless autonomous cloud irrigation valves.
The jury’s decision highlights as a differential value of the device that it does not need “a local communication gateway (…), but can be connected independently from anywhere with 4G coverage”, as well as that “the information flows in two directions, both to the platform (cloud) and back to the valve itself”. The jury also mentions, “This has allowed the design of a management platform in which, thanks to inputs obtained from third party sources (NDVI indices or field sensorics), to model irrigation recommendation algorithms that communicate with the valve and launch orders autonomously. It allows to monitor and control valves without the need of a connection to the electrical network or the availability of a wireless connection”.
This contest was born out of the organizers’ conviction that in order to improve competitiveness and consolidate the economic sustainability of the sector, it is necessary to focus on R&D&I and to concentrate on environmental commitment, sustainability and occupational safety.
The Evaluation Jury, which met on December 17 to make its decision, is made up of prominent members of the sector and has carefully analyzed the characteristics of each candidacy to determine those that bring significant innovation to the sector.
We thank the FIMA organization and the members of the jury for this recognition of our work.