Spectrum Technologies has released the WatchDog 3230 Wireless Plant Growth Station. The WatchDog measures, records and communicates crop growing conditions in a greenhouse and sends the data to the growers. Through its single portable station, growers can receive real-time, crop-specific environmental data on their smartphone, including temperature, relative humidity and PAR Light from any source.
The portable station has an integrated solar power system and has Wi-Fi or cellular radios, making communication simple. Growers can also view the current environmental conditions on their smart phone with the WatchDog Mobile App.
The WatchDog comes with additional sensor ports to optionally measure soil moisture, EC and temperature, or additional PAR light sensors to measure conditions at different crop heights.
“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,” says Mike Thurow, president and CEO. “Growing high quality crops consistently and profitably is the goal.”