Market Challenge – Barriers to Measurement Due to Harsh Environmental Conditions
Greenhouses are built to create controllable environments, preventing plants from being negatively affected by external factors. To build a controllable environment, data on environmental factors is key. However, due to the special circumstances inside greenhouses, photometers measuring degree of illumination frequently face malfunction issues. This may be caused by high temperature and high humidity or lack of signal reception for photometers based on wireless connection; thereby preventing real-time data analysis and causing difficulties in controlling and managing crop quality and production.
Solution – Robust Photometer Designs That Can Withstand Harsh Environments
To solve the problem of photometer wear in greenhouses, Apacer developed spectrum-based and high-optical resolution (6nm) photometer for agricultural lighting which is not only capable of precisely controlling the number of micromoles (μmol.) absorbed by plants but can also of withstand the harsh environment of greenhouses. The IP64-rated waterproof, dustproof and humidity-resistant photometers safeguards the growth of plants and crops.
Solution Feature – Selection of Different Bauds, Rise of Specially-Selected Glasses
To accommodate the basic setups commonly found in agricultural sites, we use RS485 and USB2.0 to help clients transmit data and integrate systems. Depending on the setup by different system suppliers, different bauds can be chosen. Furthermore, to deal with durability requirements of long-term measurements under high-temperature and high-humidity environments, we chose to adopt a high-performance glass sensor tip. In addition, for algae observation operations required in industries such as aquaculture, we also provide transmittance and irradiance measurement functions.
Achievements – Precise Control of Crop Growth Environment
By integrating SDK and Ai201, it is possible to regularly measure the light source of the environment and precisely control the growth environment of plants and crops, thereby stabilizing production and quality. This is a useful tool for greenhouse plant cultivation, aquaculture, and research agencies.