Spectrum Unveils Wireless Plant Growth Station, WatchDog 3230
Spectrum Technologies Inc. recently unveiled its WatchDog Wireless Plant Growth Station.
The single portable station gives the grower real-time, crop-specific environmental data on their smartphone including temperature, relative humidity, and PAR Light from any source, according to a news release from the company.
The WatchDog 3230 Wireless Plant Growth Station measures, records, and communicates the important crop growing conditions in a greenhouse, according to the news release. The portable station has an integrated solar power system and uses Wi-Fi or cellular radios for communication. Growers can also view the current environmental conditions (including Daily Light Integral, or DLI) from the convenience of a smartphone through a corresponding mobile app.
The WatchDog comes with additional sensor ports to optionally measure soil moisture, electrical current in a solution, and temperature or additional PAR light sensors to measure conditions at different crop heights, according to the release.
“With this new wireless station, growers have a portable environmental station to move from crop to crop or to a different greenhouse to track the key growing conditions,” Mike Thurow, President & CEO, said in the release.
Spectrum Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The company manufactures and distributes affordable, leading-edge, plant-measurement technology.