Podsystem Creates the ‘Internet of Bees’

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PodsystemM2M has announced that its Best Signal USA & Europe Multi Network SIM cards have been selected by Arnia for expansion of its remote bee hive monitoring system into the USA. Arnia provides state of the art remote bee hive monitoring systems for beekeepers, bee farmers and bee researchers, combining hive acoustics with other parameters. The monitoring data is interpreted to assess bee colony behavior and health.

For Arnia, a key advantage of the PodsystemM2M Best Signal Multi Network SIM is that it automatically switches between networks if coverage is patchy or if a network is not available, so that the device remains connected. This enables Arnia to confidently offer its remote hive monitoring system to customers in remote or rural areas – where bee hives are often located.

Arnia Operations Manager, Peter Sogorski says, “Some of the apiary sites that our beekeepers have can very often be on the peripheral edge of network signals. Sites are sometimes obscured by buildings or trees and this does affect signals locally. Having the multi network SIMs means the connection will automatically switch to another network, should it be required.”

Podsystem CEO Sam Colley adds, “We are really excited to be working with Arnia and their innovative bee monitoring application. Given the global environmental and economic value of honey bees, it’s vital that Arnia have developed this unique M2M monitoring application especially for bee hives. We are very pleased to be able to provide the reliable M2M connectivity needed to ensure Arnia’s monitors continue to provide a unique insight into hive conditions to help maintain strong, healthy and productive colonies around the world.”