If a winemaker already has a smart home and smartphone, then why not a smart vineyard too? In the future, real-time information about the soil and climate could be used to help vines flourish in optimum conditions. Using Intel technology, Nuremberg-based MyOmega has developed a solar-powered IoT system called TracoVino which is being piloted in the renowned Mosel valley as of July of last year. TracoVino is based on MyOmega’s My NeXt Generation IoT platform – MYNXG for short – which cleverly links together sensor networks, smartphones, cellular network elements and the cloud.
At CeBIT 2016, experts from Intel are explaining how their IoT components ensure the data required to optimize and adjust winegrowing techniques finds its way quickly and reliably from the vine to the MYNXG controller, the cloud and ultimately the winegrower’s smartphone. Detailed real-time information – such as the humidity and temperature of the air and soil, the strength of the sun and light intensity, and the soil’s pH and nutrient levels – help winegrowers compile important analyses and forecasts so they can take the appropriate measures in good time and keep their vines in the best possible condition. And so Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s saying remains true in the digital age: “Wine has been behind some of the greatest achievements.”
Intel Deutschland GmbH (85622 Feldkirchen, Germany), Hall 2, Stand B30