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Industrial Flash Storage for Agricultural Applications

 

Technology has changed the way most industries operate, and the agricultural industry is no exception. Thanks to advances in digital applications for the agricultural sector, smart farming is now a reality. These technologies have made it possible to collect large amounts of data from machinery, track crop dusting equipment, and much more.

 

At the core of these smart farming advances is industrial flash storage. This kind of embedded memory provides the rugged, reliable data storage that agricultural applications need. With industrial flash storage, the outdoor operating conditions of agricultural applications won’t increase the risk of data loss, as they would with other kinds of memory. This key feature has propelled a long list of advances in the agricultural sector.

 

How Industrial Flash Storage Is Changing Agriculture

Agriculture might involve working on the land, but managing a farm and maximizing its growing ability are tasks led by technology. As with most other parts of modern society, technology has changed the way that the agricultural sector functions. Today, data collection is an essential part of managing growing operations and monitoring the performance of machinery.

 

The list of ways that data can be used in agriculture is long. Data from crop dusting operations provide precise records about how much fertilizer, insecticide, or other materials were applied and where, allowing farmers to accurately manage and predict output. Other types of farm machinery can provide similar information, so that there are clear records of how, when, and where work was performed. This information prevents overworking of land and makes managing planting, tending, and harvesting cycles easier. For these reasons, most agricultural machinery being built today is designed with embedded flash storage.

 

The Importance of Data Collection for Agricultural Applications

The integration of flash memory into agricultural applications has had wide-reaching impacts. Because the data derived through these operations allow for more efficient and successful growing, farms can produce more food on less land. They can also improve the eco-friendliness of their production techniques and conserve water through more efficient efforts. In addition, because having stored data makes it much easier to spot soil, pest, and contaminant problems that can limit output or even destroy entire crops, using technology can reduce the issue of food waste.

 

With the growing world population and concerns about climate change, technology has the potential to play a dramatic role in improving global access to healthy, sustainable food. Flash storage is at the center of these impactful agricultural applications.

 

Why Agricultural Equipment Requires Industrial Flash Storage

Agricultural equipment is used in demanding operating conditions. It is consistently used outdoors, where it is exposed to weather extremes. These applications are also used in high-shock and high-vibration environments. For some kinds of flash memory, these operating conditions would lead to a high risk of data loss.

 

Industrial flash storage is designed to withstand these conditions. It has an extended temperature range of -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C and can tolerate extreme shock and vibration without data loss. With industrial flash storage, one bit of data is stored per cell. That feature also reduces the risk of data loss. In addition, it allows industrial flash storage to have the longest lifespan and fastest operating speeds of any kind of flash memory.

 

Another advantage of industrial flash memory is that it comes with a locked BOM, or bill of materials. With a locked BOM, no critical component of the flash, including the controller, will be changed without advanced notice and a new product number. This prevents unanticipated failures and allows for a smooth recertification process when a new flash storage product is required.

 

Let the team at Delkin help you select the right industrial flash storage for your agricultural applications. We’ll take the time to understand your storage needs and review the best options for your device. Contact us today for more information.

 

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