Fujitsu Starts IoT-Based Test on Sea Urchin, Cucumber Farming

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Tokyo, April 16 (Jiji Press)--Japanese electronics giant Fujitsu Ltd. <6702> said Tuesday that it has started a test to farm sea urchin and sea cucumber using Internet of Things technology.

In the land-based aquaculture experiment, water quality and temperature data, collected from sensors set up inside tanks holding the creatures, are sent to smartphones and other devices to enable remote monitoring of the tanks.

The test, which started this month and will last until March 2020, is being conducted in Kamoenai, a village in the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido, jointly with Coast Research Engineering Co., which conducts biological research and other operations.

Through the experiment, the two companies will examine the feasibility of the IoT-based aquafarming.

Fujitsu and Coast Research Engineering, based in the Hokkaido capital of Sapporo, aim to establish a high-quality aquafarming method that does not rely on human labor.

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