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A new way to keep remote fish farms connected

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
4 May 2022, at 6:27am

R3-IoT has launched its new Connected Seafarm system at this week's Aquaculture UK exhibition.

The R3-IoT system can be installed on any fish farm, regardless of available connectivity infrastructure
The R3-IoT system can be installed on any fish farm, regardless of available connectivity infrastructure

Designed specifically for the aquaculture industry, it aims to solve the challenges in digitising remote aquaculture operations and sites.  

According to the Scottish startup, their Connected Seafarm "is a full end-to-end data services solution – from sensors to an insights platform – which wirelessly and seamlessly connects smart devices from anywhere in the world. With automatic, continuous data collection, regardless of available connectivity infrastructure, it has also been designed to be easily and quickly deployed with no specialist in-house technical skills required". 

In-situ weather data, environmental data (such as water quality) and operational data collected is automatically transmitted securely via the cloud, either to existing in-house systems, or to R3-IoT's data insights platform, which displays easy to understand graphs and charts on desktop and mobile so key learnings can be shared across different sites and locations. 

The R3-IoT insights platform user interface
The R3-IoT insights platform user interface

Local and central teams can remotely make informed business decisions by monitoring environmental factors including temperature, dissolved oxygen, salinity and turbidity, as well as risks such as harmful algal blooms, ultimately improving sustainability, safety and productivity. 

The system has been designed to work on or off-the grid, with no dependency on a single communications infrastructure, using built in dual cellular and satellite technology to provide peace of mind that remote teams can access site data 24/7 regardless of conditions and infrastructure, removing complexity but not ownership. 

Kevin Quillien, co-founder and CTO of R3-IoT, said in a press release: “Better connectivity, better data and better digital capability will be crucial to future operations across the sector – and the Connected Seafarm removes a major roadblock to reaching that goal.”   

The company is on stand 304 during Aquaculture UK - book a short one-to-one session during the exhibition in advance, get in touch at Aquaculture UK - Create a Meeting (hs-sites.com).