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Technology provided by IAR Systems, one of the world leaders in software and services for embedded development, assists NTT DOCOMO in developing its smart agriculture support platform
IAR’s complete development toolchain, the ‘IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm’ is said to be used by NTT, a leading telecommunications company in Japan, for the development of its ‘Farm Assist’ application that collects data obtained from sensors installed in a farm via access points to a company's cloud, enabling users to check and manage farm conditions using smartphones and PCs.
The system enables users to manage daily farm work records and future production plans, streamlining various farm work as well as contributing to the realisation of highly productive and strategic farm management. The platform was launched back in 2019.
The quality of the code in this agriculture support platform has proven to be essential for NTT DOCOMO. IAR’s Embedded Workbench for Arm was evaluated for its extremely fast compiling and checking features, which are essential to ensure the quality of the code. In addition, considering the future demands for security implementation and multi-vendor capability, it was necessary for NTT DOCOMO to select an integrated development environment with high scalability.
"We selected IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm for two reasons: The first reason is that IAR Systems' embedded development tools have proficient compiler features,” stated Masaru Ozeki, senior manager of the Smart-life Planning Department at NTT DOCOMO.
“The other reason is that IAR Systems has built relationships with customers for a wide range of applications, so they have a lot of know-how. Technology development requires excellent tools, and the synergy between the two companies' technical capabilities led to success,” Masaru added.
Kazuhisa Harabe, country manager of IAR Systems Japan, said, "IoT services are rapidly going into practical use stages, and at the same time, high performance and high reliability are required. We are proud that IAR Systems' tools, which have been used by companies for many years in Japan and worldwide, have been considered important by NTT DOCOMO for the construction of its advanced connected services. We will continue to support NTT DOCOMO in accelerating the integration of embedded devices and IT as well as in contributing to the continuously growing digital transformation and IoT.”