NTT DOCOMO adopts IAR workbench for smart ag

  • May 3, 2022
  • William Payne

Japanese telecoms provider NTT DOCOMO has adopted the IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm to develop its smart agriculture support platform Farm Assist.

NTT DOCOMO’s Farm Assist service was launched in 2019 and 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.

IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm was evaluated for fast compiling and also for checking features, which ensure the quality of the code. NTT DOCOMO also tested how well the development environment could scale, as future requirements include the need to scale over multiple security and multi-vendor implementations.

“We selected IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm for two reasons: The first reason is that IAR Systems’ embedded development tools have proficient compiler features,” said 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.”

“IoT services are rapidly going into practical use stages, and at the same time, high performance and high reliability are required,” said Kazuhisa Harabe, Country Manager of IAR Systems Japan. “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.”