Haifa-based Sol Chip said the Sol Chip Comm (SCC) device was ultra-compact, maintenance-free, solar-powered and could connect to a wide variety of sensors in the cloud.
The device will be on display at the Irrigation Show in Las Vegas on 7 and 8 December.
The SCC device would feed real-time data from up to hundreds of agriculture-related sensors, including those that monitor soil moisture, soil temperature, ambient temperature, air temperature, nutrient levels and more, into a precision agriculture application server.
The SCC device is designed to operate continuously for more than 10 years with no maintenance requirements, removing the need to constantly replace and discard batteries.
As a wireless device, it eliminates costs and time needed to connect the deployed sensors.
Sol Chip develops and manufactures maintenance-free IoT solutions based on its LightBattery Everlasting Solar Battery technology, a compact battery that can supply energy for the lifetime of IoT devices with little maintenance.
The company is offering an evaluation kit for precision agriculture and smart irrigation, which includes two SCC solar tags, two sensors, a wireless gateway, all the necessary accessories, and access to third-party Web server and support.
The components of the evaluation kit are integrated, enabling the evaluation kit to be rapidly deployed for testing in an open field or greenhouse.
"With our LightBattery technology, Sol Chip is uniquely positioned to realise our vision of enabling billions of autonomous IoT devices for many different market sectors in a way that is cost-effective and environmentally sustainable," said Dr Shani Keysar, the founder and chief executive of Sol Chip.
"Our new SCC device clearly demonstrates these qualities for precision agriculture and smart irrigation and we are working on more applications for additional market sectors."