For Immediate Release

Orbis Mesh Technologies Inc. has partnered with The University of British Columbia to integrate Mesh Networks within greenhouse gas research chambers on the UBC Farm.

The UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems is using the Mesh Network to wirelessly relay sensor data and eliminate cables. Dr. Sean Smukler, the supervising Professor, states “…we’re using Orbis Mesh technology to assess how different the air temperature and pressure is from inside the chamber and outside the chamber. This is something that we’ve not been able to up until now and we’re actually seeing very sizeable differences between inside and outside”. The Mesh Network technology grants the researchers access to data which was previously inaccessible.

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems is studying greenhouse emissions via research chambers on the UBC Farm. The chambers automatically open and close on a timer, creating a shifting environment for the plants housed within. The concentration of greenhouse gas emissions within the changing environment are then measured and recorded. The Orbis Mesh technology enables the researchers to measure the surrounding environment with minimal impact. Dr. Sean Smukler states “The Orbis Mesh Technology is an opportunity for us to reduce our impact on the farming operations… If we can start collecting data without those tubing and wires it makes our ability to collect data without impacting farm operations that much better“.

Orbis Mesh networks span up to hundreds of meters and are self-configuring, self-healing and without a single point of failure. The technology wirelessly integrates any existing device in an ecosystem, including sensors and irrigation controllers. Users can monitor and automate their entire network from a custom front end interface. Learn more here.


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