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Hitachi tech tools bring Australian banana into digital era

Company applies IoT and AI to raise output, improve distribution

Japanese tech company Hitachi will install IoT devices, such as sensors, at a banana farm in Australia to help it raise its efficiency and productivity. (Photo courtesy of the company)

TOKYO -- Hitachi will help an Australian banana farm digitally transform its entire operation, from production to distribution, using such cutting-edge technologies as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence to improve the farm's efficiency and productivity.

Hitachi's U.S. IT unit, Hitachi Vantara, will support the digital transformation of Bartle Frere Bananas, a banana farm in the northeastern Australian state of Queensland, with its digital "Smart Farm" solutions.

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