BeanIoT is a Cambridge-based startup providing a powerful ‘Out-of-the-Box’ Internet of Things (IoT) solution fit for use across a range of sectors and applications. Its ‘Wearable’, ‘Deployable’ Edge-Node can be easily configured to securely deliver targeted data to any system.
BeanIoT nodes are backed by a powerful and flexible integrated IoT Platform, native App and Data Visualisation service.
The user retains full control and ownership of their own ‘Big Data’, with customers deciding where data is measured, what data is recorded and how it is used and shared.
One growth sector for the ‘plastic beans’ is AgriTech – where they are initially being trialed in grain storage facilities. Charged wirelessly, they report data to the local BeanIoT hub and then to the secure integrated IoT platform. The system allows key decision algorithms to be developed depending on compute resources. Real-time information and decisions may best be handled at the Edge, Hub or Cloud with the potential to drastically reducing data volumes at the same time as maintaining overall performance.
Every bean measures temperature, humidity, air quality including VOCs, air-pressure, altitude, orientation and movement – all useful in bulk-storage facilities.
Paid trials are underway in readiness for this year’s UK harvest. Although starting in East Anglia the mid-term plan is to roll-out to the US, Canada markets from where there has already been strong interest.
Inventor of the technology, Andrew Holland (pictured) has worked in the semiconductor industry for more than 25 years – namely with Samsung and CSR. He founded semiconductor packaging, IP and product design company RFMOD Ltd in 2004, out of which BeanIoT was born.