The Aranet wireless IoT solution for chicken farms is a new disruptive technology for the poultry industry. Environmental sensors using proprietary Aranet radio technology offer unprecedented ease of use in both setup and operation. Now you can get a detailed view of the microclimate in your barns, allowing you to avoid negative consequences on bird health, such as respiratory diseases or footpad infections. The built-in alarm function allows you to react within minutes to any potential problems with ventilation, saving you enormous costs in lost chicken lives.
The Aranet System
The Aranet Poultry solution comprises wireless environmental sensors that send the data to the Aranet PRO base station using Aranet 868/920 MHz radio technology. The base station has an internal memory for storing data up to 10 years, a built-in web server with free software for alarms, graphing, data export, and configuration.
Additionally, several base stations can be connected to the Aranet Cloud to be managed in a single dashboard for large-scale operations. The system is plug-and-play, with industry-leading installation simplicity – it can be deployed rapidly by anyone without prior IT knowledge.
Ammonia-resistant temperature and relative humidity sensors – these are the most basic of all measurements. Ensuring a correct environment is key to producing healthy birds that are efficient in growing and unimpaired by stress. However, the climate is typically not uniform across the barn, therefore Aranet wireless temperature and relative humidity sensors are easy tools to get a detailed 3D view of the temperature and humidity distribution inside. They are ammonia-resistant to ensure correct operation in a challenging environment.
Ammonia sensors – increased ammonia levels pose many health risks to both the farmers and the animals. Inhalation of NH3 can irritate eyes and respiratory tract and lead to loss of appetite and lethargy. Therefore, it is critical to control NH3 levels through monitoring and ensure they do not exceed norms.
CO2 sensors – even though birds can typically withstand higher CO2 levels than humans, it’s still important to ensure the limits are not exceeded, and the birds’ health is unharmed. CO2 is also a good indicator of the quality of ventilation in chicken barns.
Light sensor – lighting is an essential factor for the development and correct functioning of chickens’ reproductive system and growth. It is important for controlling many physiological processes. Light intensity affects broiler behavior. The Aranet lux sensor monitors light intensity and duration, helping you to ensure healthy development of your birds as well as managing feed intake.
Impulse counters – adding these sensors to your water, electricity, and heat meters will allow you to easily aggregate all of your utility data in one place for easy cost evaluation and optimization.
Additionally, wireless Aranet differential pressure sensors can be installed for immediate feedback to assess ventilation problems as they occur. If ventilation fails, the temperature may rise too slowly for you to react, but the pressure drop can be noticed within a minute, with the Aranet base station sending you an alarm and allowing you to save your birds in good time.
Machine hour sensors can be used to monitor feed dispensing devices. This will allow you to track chicken feed consumption by letting you know of any irregularities. A sudden drop in the amount of food that your chickens have eaten can indicate health problems that should be addressed as soon as possible.
Try the Aranet wireless monitoring solution for poultry farms now – increase your profits, optimize your costs and ensure a healthy and productive life for your chickens!