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 affordably."
"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 Camiel.
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
Email: [email protected]