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Passenger Vessels & Ferries
Grain Monitoring System for Loaded Barges
Purpose-Built for storage challenges brought on by climate change and geopolitical tensions, TeleSense has introduced its cellular
SensorSpear Monitors to protect post-harvest grain.
By Joseph Keefe eleSense, a post-harvest grain monitoring innovator, geopolitical realities of an going trade war all combine to recently introduced a Cellular SensorSpear intended threaten the quality of stored and shipped grain products.
T to give grain managers and barge operators an easy and reliable way to accurately monitor stored grain, ensuring New Solutions for Old Challenges grain quality while reducing spoilage and safety concerns. “The Cellular SensorSpear is the most convenient and
Inserted into piles of stored grain, the Cellular Sensor- easy-to-use grain monitoring product on the market today.
Spear sends temperature and moisture data to the cloud It takes 30 seconds to install, you don’t need a user manual, where TeleSense machine learning algorithms analyze the and it can withstand temporary connectivity loss without data and alert users to any anomalies and issues that may losing any data,” said Naeem Zafar, co-founder and CEO, arise. To meet accessibility and scalability demands, the TeleSense. He adds, “These features have been especially spear does not require a gateway, meshes with other spears, well received by barge operators as barges are now sit- and comes with a rechargeable multi-year battery. ting on rivers for longer periods of time due to changing
For domestic inland bulk grain stakeholders – shippers, climate patterns and geopolitical issues. This spear takes operators and buyers alike – the new product and service monitoring and maintaining the quality of grain stored in comes at a time when local weather, dif? cult river con- piles and on barges to a new level.” ditions, delays brought on by aging lock failures and the Cellular SensorSpears can mesh together, which means
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