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Braingrid Unveils Sentroller: Presenting at the 2015 Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) at Dubai World Trade Centre

Toronto, Ontario – Dec.1, 2015:  Braingrid Corporation has unveiled its “Sentroller” – a wireless internet gateway and software platform designed to enable solar energy system providers the opportunity to offer an economical monitoring service for any smaller scale and/or remote photovoltaic (PV) power station.

The Sentroller internet gateway connects to the system inverter before transmitting data collected over Braingrid’s proprietary 900MHz wireless system. The software platform then processes the data collected from multiple data loggers at multiple locations, enabling stakeholders to manage each power station remotely.

The Sentroller solar energy monitoring platform, including independent internet gateway and reporting software, is available for as low as $4.00 (CDN) per month, per system.

This announcement follows other recent Braingrid news highlighting the Sentroller’s one year, field proven anniversary in Fort Erie, Ontario.

 

Internet of Things World Forum 2015, Dubai:

Led by CEO and founder Michael Kadonoff, the Braingrid team will be presenting the Sentroller by appointment at the 2015 Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF). Hosted by Cisco Systems, the invitation exclusive event will be held in the United Arab Emirates at the Dubai World Trade Centre on December 6-8.

About Braingrid

Braingrid Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced digital communication devices and software systems that enable the monitoring and management of of “things” as they relate to the “Internet of Things (IoT).”  Braingrid is energy reform simplified. (www.braingrid.org)

 

First Successful Deployment to a Medical Cannabis Grower WeedMD

Precision Agriculture”, “Agtech”, Big Data … investors and entrepreneurs have been patiently waiting for these technological revolutions to fully take hold of one of humankind’s oldest practices.

While the slow and steady pace of transformation isn’t unexpected for an industry founded on traditional knowledge and “green thumb” intuition, the agricultural sector faces tight margins and isn’t used to the risk-reward profile associated with technological R&D and innovation.

Excitingly, the nascent cannabis subsector might just pave the way in demonstrating ROI for data-driven approaches to cultivation. Those growing the most valuable plant in the world, and one that has finicky needs when it comes to light, moisture and other environmental conditions, certainly have reason to invest in gaining data insights to ensure optimal crop health and yields.

At Braingrid, we realized that our monitoring solution could provide the continuous, real-time variety of data that growers need – and that it could be affordable and effortless on their part.

WeedMD Rx Inc, an ACMPR-licensed medical marijuana producer, was our first client to deploy Braingrid’s Cannabis Solution in their Aylmer, Ontario production facility. On installation day, the Braingrid team mounted eight Sentrollers across the facility to gather real-time data on 21 sensing points of interest, including:

  • humidity, temperature, CO2 levels and light presence in grow rooms
  • humidity and temperature in storage vaults
  • presence of UV lights in the water sterilization system
  • internal temperature of a composter to ensure that compliant disposal of cannabis material.

As any service provider to the highly-regulated medical marijuana industry knows, getting through the numerous security and environmental safety measures – donning full-body coveralls, going through sterilization chambers, having authorized staff enter various PINs and swipe their security cards – can often be the hardest part of the process!

This is where the simplicity and quick installation of the Braingrid solution really benefits the client – once we get in the installation room, it only takes a few minutes to mount the Sentroller and place the sensors. Operations aren’t disrupted and the client can immediately access real-time data through their online customer portal.

“Cannabis crops are highly valuable and demand constant monitoring to ensure optimal yield and product quality. Braingrid deployed a wireless monitoring solution … This solution helps us demonstrate ACMPR regulatory compliance in ways competitive solutions could not. I found that cultivation and operations can now easily manage issues which may affect the quality of the crop…” – Luc C Duchesne, PhD, WeedMD Chief Science Officer, RPIC & Quality Assurance Person

We are very pleased to hear that WeedMD’s staff has found that Braingrid’s Cannabis Solution has been helpful in optimizing growth cycles and managing environmental conditions that affect crop quality, ensuring correct equipment operations and generating the requisite data for Health Canada audits.

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Michael Kadonoff is Braingrid’s passionate CEO during the day, and an unrelenting inventor by night.

Sentroller mounted on the wall with a temperature/humidity sensor.

Sentroller mounted on the wall with a temperature/humidity sensor.

Sentroller mounted on the wall to ensure the UV sterilizer bulb is OK.

Sentroller mounted on the wall to ensure the UV sterilizer bulb is OK.