SHINING LIGHT ON OPTIMIZED GROWING: ECOATION & SOLLUM SIGN MOU TO EXPLORE FUTURE COLLABORATION
North Vancouver (British Columbia) and Montréal (Québec), Canada, May 5, 2021 – Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc. (ecoation), a Canadian developer of automated greenhouse management and crop health monitoring technologies and Sollum Technologies, a Canada-based provider of smart LED lighting solutions, are pleased to announce the signature of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement to explore the potential for future collaboration.
ecoation’s OKO platform collects data at every row and post, providing operational visibility at a SqM granularity with remote crop monitoring and AI-driven crop registration capabilities. Innovating at the intersection of Human + Machine means pursuing new ways to provide growers with enhanced insights by extending their ability to see the crop and providing more measurements, including optimized lighting. Sollum offers greenhouse producers the only smart LED lighting solution that dynamically recreates, perfects, and modulates the full spectrum of the Sun’s natural light. Through an established MOU, the companies are poised to explore new ways to add value to grower greenhouses and potential data-driven avenues for optimized plant lighting. Their complementary technologies will enable growers to test and adopt new production methods and open exciting new possibilities for cultivation.
“Light is an important element that impacts all aspects of the plant life cycle and plays a significant role in tritrophic interactions between plants, pests and beneficials.” commented ecoation CEO Dr. Saber Miresmailli. “We are very excited to unlock the potential that comes through collaboration with Sollum. Combining our data harvesting capabilities and 3D environmental monitoring with Sollum’s light control technology will introduce a paradigm shift in ways light has been used in the greenhouse.”
“Collaborating with ecoation is a tremendous opportunity for Sollum and will provide our smart lighting solution with new data sources,” said Sollum CEO Louis Brun. “That data will enhance and refine the functionality of our SUN as a Service® platform, which means growers will benefit from more precise and sophisticated information when making decisions about the light spectra they apply to their crops. Our agreement with ecoation is yet another sign of the technological transformation underway in greenhouses.”
ecoation is an award-winning grower-centric platform that combines Human knowledge and experience with Machine precision and automation to increase operational visibility, assist growers, and enhance their decisions. Commercially available since September 2019, ecoation products can be found in greenhouses across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. With an experienced team of 60+ growers, scientists, engineers, and business professionals from all over the globe, ecoation is passionate about enabling a cleaner future and supporting growers in making the best possible decisions. At ecoation, we are on a mission to empower growers because we believe in doing so, we win together. More information at ecoation.com. Find ecoation on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Sollum Technologies:
Inspired by nature, Sollum Technologies was founded in 2015 to offer greenhouse producers the only smart LED lighting solution which dynamically recreates and modulates the full spectrum of the Sun’s natural light. The company is headquartered in Montréal (Québec, Canada), where its design, development, and manufacturing activities are concentrated. It works closely with its clients to create recipes adapted to each product, regardless of its native climate in the world and the location of the greenhouse. Sollum’s lighting solution thereby provides unparalleled value in terms of energy savings, productivity, and superior produce quality through a flexible, adaptive, and easy-to-use application, with great respect for the environment. It was awarded the Solar Impulse Foundation Efficient Solution Label granted to only 1000 technologies in the world. For more information, visit sollum.tech.
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