Best Paper award for Disavit in Amsterdam
International Conference on Intelligent Agriculture and Artificial Intelligence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 21-22.01.2021.
Development of an Intelligent Decision Support System for Smart Viticulture
- Monitor weather conditions, agriculture parameters and air quality necessary for irrigation
- Detect pesticides in Smart Agriculture
- Manage and operate the vineyard quality through Smart Platform
This article is based on the research and the results obtained in the Disavit project
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents the best option for smart vineyard applications, even if it is necessary to integrate the technologies required for the development. This article is based on the research and the results obtained in the DISAVIT project. For Smart Agriculture, the project aims to provide a trustworthy, intelligent, integrated vineyard management solution that is based on the IoT. To have interoperability through the use of a multiprotocol technology (being the future connected wireless IoT) it is necessary to adopt an agnostic approach, providing a reliable environment to address cyber security, IoT-based threats and traceability through blockchain-based design, but also creating a concept for long-term implementations (modular, scalable). The ones described above represent the main innovative technical aspects of this project. The DISAVIT project studies and promotes the incorporation of better management tools based on objective data-based decisions, which are necessary for agriculture adapted and more resistant to climate change. It also exploits the opportunities generated by the digital services market for smart agriculture management stakeholders. The project's final result aims to improve decision-making, performance, and viticulturally infrastructure and increase real-time data accuracy and interoperability. Innovative aspects such as end-to-end solutions, adaptability, scalability, security and traceability, place our product in a favorable situation over competitors. None of the solutions in the market meet every one of these requirements by a unique product being innovative
Disavit – Intelligent decision support
Development of an Intelligent decision support System for smArt VITiculture.
As a member of an international consortium, Seacon Europe has been funded under the Eurostars program to develop a smart decision support solution in the field of viticulture.
The goal of the project is the implementation of a decision support system for in-site specific vineyard management based on a cloud IoT end-to-end viticulture solution that will integrate various traditional and novel sensors (weather stations, Very High Resolution satellite (VHR), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), portable biosensors).
It includes an advanced analytical engine, including cutting edge approach to artificial intelligence techniques and blockchain technologies, for the processing, modelling and securing of the collected data and their conversion in useful knowledge through the specific smart applications.
Corresponding web and mobile interfaces for the visualization of results and recommendations by viticulturist will be also generated keeping in mind an easy understanding and usability.
Grape growers and wine producer’s interests will be put at the centre of the development and co-creation approaches will be used for achieving it.
This main objective could be broken down in the next specific objectives
- Implementation and integration of multisensor platform:
- Weather platform
- Novel biosensors to determine the health status of the grapes and the presence of pesticides
- VHR Satellite and UAV imagery for large scale mapping and real-time predictions of vine and grape quality with remote sensing biophysical index and comparative algorithms
- Soil sensors to track eg. humidity, conductivity
- Development of intelligent modules and software components to establish potential correlations between collected data and other data sets available online
- Development and validation of the IoT platform as a smart decision support system by transferring knowledge and recommendations to farmers
- Development of Blockchain for traceability of vine products
- Final demonstration in real viticulture
Certificate for companies with...
Certificate for companies with the steadiest financial standing
In the Bisnode international company rating system, the financial stability and business reliability of all enterprises are rated based on a proven system that has been designed by international experts, and whose operation is consistently measured. This is how our company, Seacon Europe has been chosen as one of the enterprises with the steadiest financial standing. As a result, our enterprise belongs to those 9.82% of Hungarian companies that have the most solid financial foundations, i.e. are in possession of some kind of Bisnode certificate.
It is a great honour for our company to be listed at the highest ranks on the basis of Bisnode's objective company rating. We pay heightened attention to acting fairly on the market, thus it is important for us that an external expert has also confirmed that the probability of our company's insolvency is outstandingly low. We believe that with reliance on the Bisnode certificate, we can further enhance trust towards our customers, contractors and employees, which is becoming more and more important in long-term, stable business relations. For us, the fact that Bisnode, as an independent expert, has acknowledged the stability of our company, conveys the message that we are on the right track in building our company. As the rating of our enterprise has been performed strictly in view of professional considerations, while no application or registration is possible for this rating, the Bisnode certificate is a truly positive distinction for our company on the market.
Seacon Europe has received Bisnode's AA (double A) certificate, which belongs to only 1.75% of the companies in Hungary, and it indicates that the financial risk of establishing business relations with our company is very low.
The basis of the Bisnode certificate is Bisnode's rating system, which has been used for rating companies in view of their reliability since 1908. Issued with AAA, AA, and A ratings, Bisnode certificates indicate the stability of companies, and that companies in possession of such ratings – i.e. Bisnode certificates – have steady financial standing. The AAA company rating was introduced in 1989, and firms have had the opportunity to demonstrate their business reliability in the form of certificates as well since 1996. The certificate provides means for the eligible companies to show to others that their companies are recognized, reliable and creditworthy undertakings. The Bisnode certificate is used in several countries across Europe, while in the Nordic countries it is considered to be a standard of trading.
The Bisnode rating is based on data originating from multiple official sources, such as information from the Ministry of Justice, entries of the Courts of Registry, as well as the data of the National Tax and Customs Administration and other authorities. In addition to the data from the official sources, the financial information regarding the firm, such as balance data, profit and loss accounts, and trends are incorporated, as well. For the rating, the demographic data of the company or organization are taken into consideration, i.e. the company's age, activities, size and owners, alongside their interrelations. It is incorporated from the Bisnode Payment Experience Program into the rating whether the given enterprise settles its invoices at their due dates or with delays, i.e. what their payment discipline is. Furthermore, numerous other pieces of information gathered contribute to the system of Bisnode's rating, such as legal enforcement details and press reports.
As the Bisnode certificate does not only show the currently steady financial standing of our company, but partly owing to the design of the Bisnode certificate it also indicates the probability of our business becoming insolvent in the forthcoming year, we can proudly state that Seacon Europe shall continue to be a steady actor of the market in the future, too.
FleetHealth - Eureka international project
Vehicle health and fraud detection for road transport
As a member of an international consortium, SEACON EUROPE successfully joined to the program „Az EUREKA programban való magyar részvétel támogatása (2018-2.1.3-EUREKA)” published by the NRDI Office.
As a member of an international consortium, SEACON EUROPE successfully joined to the program „Az EUREKA programban való magyar részvétel támogatása (2018-2.1.3-EUREKA)” published by the NRDI Office. The common project proposal called FLEETHEALTH, developed in cooperation with the Czech LEVEL sro, received fund both at EU level and in the two member states.
The overall goal of the two companies' joint developments is to realize an automated data collection that goes beyond the standard data collection with GPS tracking devices by collecting on-board information (error codes) from control units and / or additional sensors, complemented by official certificates and environmental characteristics. The result is used to exactly represent the condition and operation of the vehicle.
FLEETHEALTH: Vehicle health and fraud detection solution for the road traffic developing improved on board unit, communication device and specific fleet operation support or controlling software tool as cloud based back-office application.
Our extended intelligent fleet management solution envisions the concept of integrated, wireless or cable-based sensors, which adds more electronically collected and processed information to vehicle event detection, tracking and validation, enterprise information management supply. The solution is resulting reduced operating costs, more flexible capacities, positive effects on the "health" and fraudulent operation of the vehicle.
Improving the existing SEAFLEET product with integration of the LEVEL's novel developments to the EU level, using objective measurement results will allow users to make better decisions about fleet operation and vehicle usage. This improvement will be achieved through the development of two completely new system modules, namely the vehicle health and fraud detection.
The new modules will be available in the Seafleet fleet operation suport, fully integrated into the typical processes of corporate management.
SWAM (Eurostars international proposal)
Wellness Telecom (Spain)
Beia Consult International (Romania)
Seacon Europe (Hungary)
SWAM wants to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the implementation of EU initiatives (IEP Water) by providing a robust, smart, effective and tailored water management system. SWAM addresses the need to develop the market of digital services for water management stakeholders with those expected impacts:
- improve the decision making and performance of water infrastructures,
- enhance interoperability and real-time data accuracy, and
- reduce costs for water utilities and monitoring.
SWAM is a novel product for better environmental sustainability addressing a new market featured by emerging technologies. SWAM will offer an innovative end-to-end solution from Smart Probe to Smart Data Visualization and by considering ground-breaking aspects: multi-protocol for IoT connectivity, cybersecurity and traceability by design to provide a valuable tool for water management encompassing quality monitoring, safe and security aspects, decision support and cost-efficiency management.
SWAM digital services for better water management
Based on an integrated approach of the all value chain of water network, SWAM will deliver an end-to-end solution, including probes and services allowing the client to operate and control the principal actuators of a Water Distribution Network (including valves, pumps, dosing system, purges…) and improve the performance network.
Main SWAM digital services are:
- Advanced dashboard supporting decision-making where all useful information will be displayed in real time and composed of map-based business analytics, alarms e.g. for any interruption of the water supply or leak detection,
- Real-time monitoring of the network for quality, consumptions, vulnerabilities detection or water losses prevention and solution,
- Generation of traceability report,
- Check and remote control: analytical view of the water composition controller and others parameters depending on the necessary of the clients: pressure, conductivity,
- Assessment of environmental impact.
At hardware level, SWAM has this innovative objective:
- To powerful an existing probe prototype into a new multi-parametric probe to measure the service quality of the Drinking Water Network covering the water quality (Free chlorine concentration, pH, temperature) and the quality of distribution vs. water leak (water losses, pressure, Redox potential).
SWAM added-value proposal
The solution is modular and scalable for basic to premium digital services digital services focusing on water management in Smart Cities (drinking water) and Smart Agriculture (irrigation). The main beneficiaries or the target clients are the wide range of operators of Water Distribution Networks. They can be private or public enterprises with the common aim at optimizing the operation of their networks. The installation of this solution will generate different benefits:
- Real-time network monitoring,
- Cost-efficient water distribution,
- Energy-efficiency irrigation,
- Better resources management and water quality control.
- Improvement of the quality of the service and the client’s experience (QoS and QoE),
- Reduction of the operational costs,
- Reduction and optimization of the consumption (power, chemicals and other consumables),
- Development of a better preventive maintenance, by means of audit services detecting vulnerabilities,
Better adaptability, Incremental adoption and easier expansion of the system by a modular design of the system.