Your field under
full remote control

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Your field circumstances, crop condition and fruit growth under full remote control. Using a state of the art optical camera system supported with artificial intelligence software.

About CropVIEW®

With the inspiration of helping the farmer to grow his crop in the optimal and most healthy way, Pessl Instruments GmbH, developed optical high-resolution camera system, together with a computer vision software which is able to recognize objects from the photo (first solution is made for apple fruit recognition).

The optical high-resolution camera system is installed in the field to remotely monitor the field, crop or fruit. All of the photos and data from computer vision software are displayed online, on a web portal called FieldClimate.

Remote field, crop and fruit monitoring – examples

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Remote fruit monitoring – AI system for fruit measurement

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Remote field monitoring – check growth of your crop

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Remote crop monitoring – check phenophase of your crop

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CropVIEW® – your field under full control

Producing more with less

CropVIEW® is a camera system with integrated electronics (camera, modem, power source with solar panel). It can be installed wherever in the field needed. In the field, the device is self-sufficient, as it is powered by a solar panel and a battery. 10 MP camera takes high-resolution pictures of your field, crop or fruit.

Images are sent via mobile network to the FieldClimate platform where they are analyzed with automatic detection of fruits (for apples only). The results are then visible on the web or mobile devices. As a result, we see a photo with recognized fruits (apple only) as well as measurements of fruit diameters (apple only). Control is real-time and the collected data can be used for further analysis.

How many stations to install?

How many stations will be installed needs to be decided by the local personnel on the farm. It can be either one or more devices per growing site (e.g.: if there are different varieties at the growing site and monitoring of all is wanted).

When installing CropVIEW® station you need to take into consideration the sun position – make sure that your device is not facing the sun directly at the time that photos are taken.

CropVIEW® variations

CropVIEW® Dual

Two 10 MP Lenses – Wide Angle and Tele

CropVIEW Dual

CropVIEW® Panorama

One 10 MP Wide Angle Lens

CropVIEW Panorama

CropVIEW® Tele

One 10 MP Tele Lens

CropVIEW Tele

Full documented history

With CropVIEW® you receive a time lapse of your crop growth – full documented history from field preparation to harvesting your yields.



Monitor pheno-phase of your crop day by day

Don’t miss out when the flowering of your crop starts, and then monitor it day by day from the palm of your hand. Have a photo-documented history of your growing seasons for later analysis and the ability to compare to previous seasons.

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Apple growth monitoring

Artificial Intelligence software for automatic detection and measurement of apple fruit diameters. See how fast your fruits are growing day by day.
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Livestock monitoring

CropVIEW® can also be used in livestock farms facilitating the improvement of the breeding process and ensuring the well-being of the animals.

The high-resolution camera supported with AI closely monitors the growth of animals, their weight gain or loss, and can detect injured animals or animals in distress.

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- AI eyes in the field

Technical specifications

Power supply and sensor support box: 41 cm L x 13 cm W x 7 cm H
GPS Receiver
Weight without sensors
2.2 kg
Camera module
Stainless steel base with IP65 box
27 cm L x 17 cm W x 9 cm H
Weight: 1.5 kg
Rechargeable 6V, 12Ah, Operating range: -35 °C to 80 °C
Solar panel dimensions
17.5 x 17.5 cm, 7.2 Volt, 333 mA
Cortex M4 processor module with integrated Communication model for UMTS/LTE operation
Camera and optics
MT9J003 10 Mega Pixel 2/3“ CMOS sensors - Optics DSL377A-650-F2.8 2/3“ Lens with 2.5 mm Focal length and DSL901J-650-F3.0 2/3“ Lens with12 mm Focal Length
Control Unit
Camera Control unit base with interface to camera devices and opportunity to connect environmental sensors (not included). Following sensors can be connected: Rain gauge, temperature, relative humidity and leaf wetness.
Measuring interval
15 min
taking photos: selected by the user (1 to max 3 times per day*)
Logging interval
30 min
taking photos: selected by user (1 to max 3 times per day*)
Transmission interval
60 min
after photo is taken

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