Capacitive Sensors for Viticulture
Used by wine growers, the SmartVITI solution, developed by Sinafis, is a complete kit of robust and precise measurement tools. The system collects data using capacitive hygrometric sensors that monitor soil, air and leaf conditions to follow the conditions in the vineyards.
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Why deploy this viticulture system?
To measure the level of leaf humectation
To anticipate diseases linked to the persistent presence of humidity on the leaves and reduce the usage of phyto-sanitary treatments.
To measure soil temperature and humidity at two different depths
To monitor root-level humidity and manage ground cover conditions between the vine rows.
To measure the temperature and humidity of the air
To detect frost and anticipate the life cycle of insects and diseases.
What data does this all-in-one sensor system measure?
Leaf Humectation ✅
Soil Humidity ✅
In the Transmission Unit
✅ Air Humidity
✅ Air Temperature
✅ GPS Position
What does the SmartVITI solution bring to wine growers?
Optimization of water resources
By irrigating vines only when necessary based on the needs of the plants.
Improving the quality and quantity of production
By anticipating known risks (diseases, pests, etc.).
Refining annual predictions by tracing the evolution of climatic cycles
By analyzing the data collected with precision.
Managing budget constraints
By equipping yourself with high-performance, low-cost technology.
How does this connected sensor system for viticulture work?
Ultra-local data measurement
The sensors can be placed as close as possible to the vine leaves or the roots to benefit from ultra-localized data.
Secure data transmission
The sensor integrates a communication module for the Sigfox network. In France, 94% of the territory is covered.
alerts and online history
The Sinasens application supplied with the sensor makes it possible to configure and receive personalized alerts as well as to consult the data collected. You can also use the API to download your data in an “open data” format for integration with plot management and plant life-cycle software.
The advantages of the SmartVITI all-in-one sensor system
Designed to last, the sensor system is specially designed for vineyards.
Mobile sensor system
Easily move the sensor to where you want it, when you want it.
GPS positioning makes it possible to precisely locate the systems and also to deter theft.
The battery life is approximately 2 years and their condition is monitored to anticipate their replacement.
The entire system was designed to be deployed in less than 5 minutes.
Sinafis products are made in France, in the Tarn in the Occitanie region.
Sensor systems tested and recommended by wine growers
Wine grower in the Tarn (81)
Sébastien Feral has been using SmartVITI for 3 years to monitor the temperature and humditiy of the soil and air, and the leaf humidity in two strategic points in his vineyards. He has reduced his phyto-sanitary treatments by 25% and reworked his soil so that it drain better.
The sensor systems are essential and reliable tools that I use on a daily basis to manage my vineyard.
They use the SmartVITI sensor systems
Behind the technology, a specialized service for vineyards
We advise you on the aids and subsidies that you can obtain for the acquisition of this agricultural sensor system.
🚀 Installation and activation
We are ready to assist you remotely on the implementation of the system on your farms.
🎥 Video training
Choosing Sinafis means having access to free resources and tutorials to make the best use of our solution for your vineyard.
🤝 Purchase or lease
The solution is available for purchase or lease, in order to best adapt to your needs in the short and long term.
Co-founder of Sinafis
Having accompanied many wine growers in the digital transformation of their vineyards, I am happy to advise you about our solution.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, as precision equipment, this sensor is eligible in 2021 for State funding from the FranceAgriMer recovery plan for a minimum order amount of € 2,000 (group purchase included). More information on the website: www.franceagrimer.fr
The number of sensors to install depends on the slope and the type of soil of your plot and not on its surface. For a sloping plot, it is better to deploy 2 sensors: one at the top of the slope and one at the bottom of the slope. Contact us to help you decide.
The battery life of the system depends on the frequency of the data transmission. The lifespan is up to 3 years with a frequency of one transmission per day. With a frequency of 6-12 transmissions per day, the autonomy is approximately one year.
Yes, the Sinasens application is available on your computer but also accessible from your web browser on a smartphone or tablet, at the same address.