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An IoT Platform for Smart Plant Care

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The Internet of Things (IoT) technology is changing the agriculture to smart farming which enables farmers to face new challenges in agriculture. This paper develops an IoT platform for smart plant care where the sensors detect the environment parameters and report them to the server. The server invokes the fan and LED by calculating the parameters. In addition, the parameters are stored into the SD card when the connection to the server is failure. Once the emergency event occurs, the platform notifies the users by dialing the phone number instead of polling the system. This way saves the unnecessary messages exchange and power consumption.

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The work is supported by MOST projects 105-2218-E-197 -001 and 105-2218-E-007 -029.

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Chen, WE., Chang, MY., Chou, KL., Shi, JQ. (2018). An IoT Platform for Smart Plant Care. In: Lin, YB., Deng, DJ., You, I., Lin, CC. (eds) IoT as a Service. IoTaaS 2017. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 246. Springer, Cham.

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