HAIFA, Israel — Sol Chip a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) systems and energy harvesting solutions, announced the introduction of its Sol Chip Comm (SCC) autonomous, wireless, solar tag for enabling precision agriculture and smart irrigation.

The (SCC) device is an ultra-compact, maintenance-free, solar-powered, wireless tag. SCC powers, controls and wirelessly connects a wide variety of sensors to the cloud. 

In precision farming and smart irrigation applications, SCC feeds real-time data readings from up to hundreds of agriculture-related sensors, including those that monitor soil moisture, soil temperature, ambient temperature, air temperature, nutrients levels and more, into a precision farming application server. This essential data gathered by SCC is analyzed by a precision ag application in order to make data-driven adjustments for optimizing water and fertilization consumption and improving crop yields.

Based on Sol Chip’s energy harvesting technology, SCC is solar-powered and designed to operate continuously for more than 10 years with no maintenance requirements, removing the need to constantly replace and discard batteries. As a wireless device, SCC eliminates the significant costs and time associated with deploying and maintaining wires to connect the deployed sensors. 

SCC’s small size makes the product easy to install and move around any agriculture-related environment, while being unobtrusive and not prone to theft. 

“With our LightBattery technology, Sol Chip is uniquely positioned to realize our vision of enabling billions of autonomous IoT devices for many different market sectors in a way that is cost effective and environmentally sustainable,” explained Dr. Shani Keysar, founder and CEO of Sol Chip. 

Sol Chip is currently offering an evaluation kit for precision agriculture and smart irrigation, which includes two SCC solar tags, two sensors, a wireless gateway, all the necessary accessories, access to third party web server and support. The components of the evaluation kit are pre-integrated, enabling the evaluation kit to be rapidly deployed for testing in an open field or greenhouse.

Sol Chip will be demonstrating the SCC device at the Irrigation Show in Las Vegas on December 7-8 at Booth 1446.