Storage conditions have a huge bearing on the final quality of agricultural commodities, and with crops being stored and transported for long periods losses can occur without close monitoring and attention. Consistent connectivity is critical for gaining visibility of conditions but has historically been problematic.

Inmarsat’s Crop Storage and Logistics Monitoring Solution is a bespoke managed service that uses a combination of Inmarsat connectivity services to ensure you can extract data on your products wherever they are in storage or transit.

Using a variety of low-cost sensors technologies we can guarantee the delivery of crucial environmental data such as temperature, humidity and CO2 levels.

How we can help

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Increase marketable yield
Increase marketable yield by monitoring storage conditions in real-time so you can respond quickly to keep commodities in optimal condition and sell more.
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Enhance visibility and compliance
Understand more about your supply chain and share data to confirm product provenance and comply with regulatory guidance.
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Reduce complexity
We ensure all of your data and monitoring systems are interoperable, reducing the need for manual processes and improving data management and sharing practices.

How the solution works

The solution connects existing or new sensors or instruments using Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) or IDP services at the edge. Data is then transmitted via our highly reliable L-band Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite connectivity to the cloud where it is visualised in our application or yours depending on need.

Features

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Real-time monitoring application
Our application allows you to visualise all of your key metrics in real-time, so you can understand conditions wherever they might be and react accordingly.
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Real-time alerts
If there is a change where conditions have exceeded an exceptional range our alert feature will notify you to take action via an application alert or through SMS.
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Global coverage
Reliable, global coverage with 99.9% uptime through Inmarsat’s L-band satellite network ensuring you stay connected at all times.
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Installation, training and support
Our expert teams provide installation, training and support throughout the lifecycle of the agreement, ensuring you are always connected.
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Managed services model
Deal with one connectivity supplier wherever you are globally and reduce high initial outlays on cellular connectivity. For a monthly fee we provide everything you need to stay connected, reliably and securely.

Our process

Our expert team designs a solution building in the critical steps in the storage and movement of your produce and the metrics that are important to you.
Our technical teams deliver and install the solution on-site and on our networks using our management tools. This will include site visits, training and testing.
We are responsible for the ongoing management of your connectivity services and deliver service levels as outlined in your contract. We work as an extension of your team and provide reporting on the performance of your solution.
We understand that your needs may change over time, operating in new regions or working with different crops. We work with you to ensure you have the right level of visibility across your supply chain.

How we work

Inmarsat Enterprise is the leading global provider of satellite-enabled connectivity and managed connectivity services for land-based organisations. We are enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and helping transform business outcomes across a diverse set of sectors, including agriculture, aid and NGO, media, mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, transport and utilities.

Our expert team designs a solution building in the critical steps in the storage and movement of your produce and the metrics that are important to you.
Our technical teams deliver and install the solution on-site and on our networks using our management tools. This will include site visits, training and testing.
We are responsible for the ongoing management of your connectivity services and deliver service levels as outlined in your contract. We work as an extension of your team and provide reporting on the performance of your solution.
We understand that your needs may change over time, operating in new regions or working with different crops. We work with you to ensure you have the right level of visibility across your supply chain.

Insights