It seems like there’s always something big to announce in our bi-weekly reports. This one is no different, as Orbis Mesh has landed a partnership with one of the largest and most respected universities in all of Canada, The University of British Columbia. Orbis Mesh was featured in an exclusive article by IoT-Now that became Iot-Now’s highest trending article for over a week, which in the world of online news is forever.
First, onto UBC. We are working on a longitudinal study with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, using Mesh Network Technology within their current greenhouse gas research. This is a new area of research that moves Orbis Mesh into a new area of Precision Agriculture Solutions.
UBC is located on the most western peninsula of Vancouver, this beautiful 400 hectare campus overlooks the ocean, houses over 61,000 students, and during the second world war was the primary defensive post against a pacific invasion. The Faculty of Land and Food Systems was one of the three founding departments when the University opened in 1915 and is internationally recognized as a premier research facility. With almost 6 million dollars in research grants in 2018 the faculty is exceptionally funded.
Orbis Mesh is working with the Professor Sean Smukler and Senior Research Engineer Zoran Nesic to use Mesh Networking within their current research of greenhouse gas production on the UBC Farm. UBC presently has numerous plants within research chambers on the farm that are designed to open and close on command. Their network runs on a timer that closes one chamber for five minutes at a time to measure the naturally produced greenhouse gasses created by the plants in changing environments. The Orbis Mesh Network now offer the UBC team pin point accuracy for soil temperature and humidity levels within the chambers. Our technology helps them get a better picture of how variable environments can reduce greenhouse gasses. It also enables a wide range, low cost network that could spread for kilometers without any cabling, something vital for both precision agriculture and smart city soltions.
You can view this install in the video post at the top of the post.
The success of this study could open the door for Orbis Mesh technology to become a standardized method of collecting and distributing data for virtually any input/output research since it can be installed into any existing equipment. The application of this technology moves us one step closer to bringing to market a technology that will truly cut the cord and give power to their users without relying on telecommunication companies or intrusive cable installs for coverage.
Now onto IoT-Now. You can read the article here where Orbis Mesh’s founder Jason Chao is interviewed about the growth of the company, where it’s heading, the impact of his hires and raising 1.5 million dollars from the ICO to get the company off the ground as a 16 year old. The response blew us away, as we began to see traffic and responses from people all over the IoT world. It’s become very clear to us that what Orbis Mesh is offering has a need in the world. We’re really only at the beginning of this journey and we’re all excited to see the possibilities in front of us.