CALGARY, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - GrowSafe Systems Ltd. an Alberta based
company and innovator in the agriculture industry announces receiving
the Ingenious Award, Canada's information and communications innovation
award at ICAT'S annual award gala on Wednesday evening in Toronto.
Recognition from our peers in the IT sector is a significant
achievement, says Camiel Huisma, primary inventor and founder of
GrowSafe Systems Ltd. "A small on farm GrowSafe system collects more
than 70 million data points per day to a standard PC harnessing the
incredible processing power today's PC has on board. Each day,
statistical process control routines and predictive learning algorithms
automatically mine the collected data analyzing individual animal, and
group patterns trending against historically collected data profiling
sick animals, optimizing market timing, improving profitability and
animal welfare. This type of big data platform is conventionally found
in the domain of large organizations with robust infrastructure and
extensive IT resources." Huisma says. GrowSafe is bringing real time
decision making intelligence to every farm and ranch practically and
"When asked about our journey, we often say we are an overnight success
after 23 years of research and development, says Camiel, "Advancements
in Internet service to rural communities, PC processors, storage
capacity, sensors, and connectivity devices has made everything we do
possible." This award is a wonderful milestone but the journey
continues, the ubiquity of smart phones, and a tech savvy young work
force entering agriculture is opening new territory. We are extending
our platform to include automated medication without human
intervention, genomics, and new science based solutions to identify and
treat animal disease. The only limitation is our imagination, says
About GrowSafe Systems Ltd.
GrowSafe engineers, computer and animal scientists have developed an
intelligent animal measurement, monitoring and management platform that
non-invasively acquires data continuously from multiple biometric and
environmental sensors deployed in the livestock production environment.
GrowSafe's patented technology offers a scientifically proven
unprecedented ability in real-time to continuously and automatically
monitor individual animals, measure and predict their market value and
identify and treat targeted animals without human intervention.
SOURCE: GrowSafe Systems Ltd.
For further information:
Alison Sunstrum, Co-CEO
GrowSafe Systems Ltd.
273216 Range Road 23 RR 1 Site 2 Box 29
Airdrie, AB, Canada T4B 2A3
Telephone: 403-912-1879 x 224