Anders active in agri-tech sector

24th March 2023
Kristian McCann

Agriculture has undergone a revolution with the emergence of advanced technologies in agri-tech, and display and embedded technology in particular have played a pivotal role in enhancing efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in ways that were not possible before, in this fast-evolving industry.

Anders are working with Original Equipment Manufacturing partners (OEMs) from traditional and non-traditional markets.  Agri-tech being a new and evolving industry for us.

Anders is active in Agri-Tech

Currently Anders is collaborating with equipment manufacturing partners in the agri-tech industries of harvesting, asset tracking, precision autonomous farming, and beyond, to enable them to turn their concepts into a reality, through displays and embedded systems. The innovation is helping to address the many challenges that the farming industry is facing in today’s world. 

Why is everyone talking about agri-tech?

The global smart agriculture market (agri-tech) is expected to reach $17.1bn by 2026. As the global technology landscape merges with scientific progress, the way food is grown, harvested, packaged, and delivered is changing.  This convergence has increased awareness and interest in the agri-tech industry. Agri-tech is a significant market of importance, as globally we are in a state of crisis. Environmental factors, climate crisis, weather extremes, droughts, inactive transportation systems and logistics networks, lack of resources, skills gap shortages and an ageing workforce are all pushing us into a state of economic predicament. 

In the agri-tech industry, Anders in collaboration with equipment manufacturing partners are exploring products that can;

  • Innovative solutions to conserve energy and increase power generation
  • Solar-powered irrigation systems, wind turbines, and biogas digesters that can effectively generate electricity from agricultural waste.
  • Advancements in precision agriculture technology enables farmers to optimise crop growth and resource usage, thereby reducing the energy required for cultivation.
  • Such solutions are expected to have a substantial impact on the sustainability and profitability of agricultural practices in the years ahead.
  • Technological advancements to address food shortages
  • Vertical farming, which involves growing crops in stacked layers using artificial lighting and a controlled environment, allows for year-round crop production in urban areas and reduces the need for transportation, thereby increasing access to fresh produce.
  • Precision agriculture technology helps farmers to optimise crop growth and yield, allowing for more efficient use of resources and increased food production.
  • Iotech innovations, such as gene editing and crop breeding, are being developed to produce crops that are more resistant to pests, diseases, and environmental stress, ultimately leading to higher yields and improved food security.
  • Innovations to support access to clean water
  • Smart irrigation systems that use weather data and sensors to optimise water usage in agriculture, reducing waste and conserving resources.
  • Water quality monitoring technology, which enables the continuous monitoring of water sources for contaminants and ensures that water is safe for use in agriculture and for human consumption.
  • Water filtration and desalination technology, which can provide access to clean water in areas where fresh water sources are scarce.

How Anders is active in agri-tech

The agri-tech industry is large and diverse, which is why Anders have taken a strategic approach to evaluate the market to expand its display and embedded solutions.

As a result, Anders is working with OEMs who deliver technological advancements in the areas of, harvesting, asset management, and autonomous farming.  Together, across the supply chain network of farmer (the end-user of the technology), the OEM (the innovator of the technology), and Anders (the company who brings the innovation and engineering expertise for product realisation and fulfilment) have one common goal of increased agribusiness productivity and produce yield.  Anders also understand that only via technological advancements will we be able to achieve this goal, as it will all heavily rely on agri-tech innovation to drive accuracy and efficiency.

Farming is one of the most challenging environments for technology, having a solution which works seamlessly, regardless of the conditions is key to success:

  • IP67 grade rugged PCs
  • Displays with toughened glass that are readable in direct sunlight
  • Flawless touch even using gloved hands
  • Extended operating temperature to meet global weather demands
  • Seamless operation in dirty, dusty, wet and humid environments
  • Vibration and shock proof systems

Precision farming is based on data driven decisions. Embedded technology is key to this success:

  • Edge analytics for immediate feedback without cloud connection – such as monitoring livestock, farming equipment, crops, and supply chain health
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled systems provide superior level of insights, predictions and solutions to enhance success rates
  • Long range wireless communications 
  • Real time over the air updates
  • Gateway solutions to seamlessly connect devices across the farm

A safe, secure and always on infrastructure will reduce waste and increase yield. Embedded technology will allow:

  • 24/7 low power operation
  • Eradicate repetitive manual tasks
  • Cyber secure systems to prevent online threats

Farming isn’t a new industry, but the technological advancements to aid what is a tough profession in perplexing times is (e.g. precision farming, automation, Big Data, etc), and these will aid it in becoming more efficient, more effective, and will soon become hard for us all to live without.

Product Spotlight

Upcoming Events

View all events
Latest global electronics news
© Copyright 2024 Electronic Specifier