Ericsson has collaboration with Intel, Telenor Connexion and MyOmega System Technologies to build a secure Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity service that supports more effective wine production.
The service will enable winemakers to collect data on air and soil humidity and temperature, as well as solar intensity, using IoT sensors and Intel-based IoT gateways connected to a cloud service.
The data can be used to perform predictive analysis and to support resource management and real-time remote monitoring, leading to higher quality production, lower costs and reduced environmental impact for winemakers. Four winemakers in the Mosel Valley, Germany are participating in the field trial already.
The size of the wine industry export globally is €26 billion according to a market research International organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), which indicates the potential to scale these types of solutions.
TracoVino services and solutions will be offered by MyOmega towards the winemakers. Telenor Connexion includes Ericsson's secure IoT service in its offering. This service is based on the Ericsson device connection platform (DCP) integrated with the authentication federation gateway.
Built on the 3GPP standard Generic Bootstrapping Architecture for LTE, the implementation features the world's first end-to-end security and authentication capabilities for transferring sensor data to the cloud for processing and analysis.
Ericsson DCP is a cloud-based IoT/machine-to-machine (M2M) platform that handles connectivity management, subscription management and OSS/BSS, enabling automation of business processes between operators and enterprises.
Intel will supply processors and LTE modems for the IoT gateways and MyOmega System Technologies, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, will provide sensor and gateway hardware and software.
Bernd Möller, CEO, MyOmega System Technologies said: "Quality tools for the winemakers that are reducing their risks and improving the yield is our key offering. We are building with the TracoVino services and solution a first scalable IoT offering that combines sensors, IoT gateways and a secure and powerful communication solution. Thanks to Telenor's DCP and the Ericsson network technology we can scale towards the entire wine market. We base our gateways on technology provided through Intel."