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Freight Farms: Innovative Agriculture through the IoT

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 Freight Farms: Innovative Agriculture through the IoT - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Connectivity Platforms
Applicable Industries
  • Agriculture
The Challenge
Freight Farms’ goal was to create a connected farming environment that was simple to set-up, highly responsive, easy to scale, and would offer a path to future features and services - from day-to-day operations, to support, to growing optimizations, connecting their farms delivers an even greater experience to their farmers. After internal constraints for the hours of support required to build, integrate and maintain their own IoT solution, Freight Farms began looking at and evaluating IoT partners they could trust.
The Customer
About The Customer
Freight Farms is a Boston-based agriculture technology company that provides the tools and services to enable fresh food production in any environment. The company grew out of the desire to eliminate the negative effects of food production and distributio
The Solution
Freight Farms turned to Xively by LogMeIn for its connected product expertise and Xively Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. Security, scalability and expertise were important deciding factors and Freight Farms wanted to work with a company who could take on the entire connectivity stack, had a deployment ready platform with everything they needed, while providing the best guidance and advice from Xively Professional Services. By providing a secure, dependable, fast connection, Xively is allowing the Freight Farms development team to improve on other areas of the farm and overall business.
Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    Xively is enabling Freight Farms’ customers to gain insights into the current state of their farm, giving them the ability to ensure things are running smoothly. This reduces the overall time required of the farmer to be working inside the farm.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Reliable climate diagnoses provides a better customer experience and allows them to remedy problems immediately
  • [Data Management - Real Time Data]
    Access to real-time data allows Freight Farms to diagnose problems fast and immediately take action to correct them. When working with living plants it’s crucial to have up to date climate information to ensure the environment is optimized at all times.

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