Monitoring Cows and Sheep Using Beacons

There’s new research on A Low-Cost IoT-Based System to Monitor the Location of a Whole Herd with testbeds in Andalusia, Spain.

The authors have devised a hybrid system to reduce the cost compared to fitting every animal with a GPS LPWAN (Sigfox) tracker. While some GPS LPWAN (Sigfox) trackers are used, Bluetooth beacon collars are also used to lower the overall cost.

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We believe an increasing number of tracking and sensing systems will use hybrid technologies.

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