Our products and services
The brain of Plant Paradise is called PlantLab OS. This Operating System is part of all our products and takes care of:
- managing the total climate control: temperature, humidity, CO2, airspeed
- managing the light patterns of the LED-system
- managing the irrigation and dosing nutrients
- running Growing Recipes by managing all set points over a specific period of time in order to make any crop grow under exactly the same conditions, resulting in the desired product, time after time and at any place.
- long distance control over the Internet: users can enter PlantLab OS over the internet, using a confidential Entrance Code. Both the owner and PlantLab can change set points, read out data, check the current conditions and upload new Growing Recipes
- long distance Technical Diagnoses, by entering PlantLab OS over the internet, all critical parts of a unit can be diagnosed. Also you local Installer can be authorized to enter your system.
Together with PlantLab OS comes the limited license for using PlantLab’s Intellectual Property and Patents.
Plant Paradise differs from crop to crop. They all have different needs. To get to know the needs of a crop, we ‘ask’ the plants what they like and dislike; we call this the Emancipation of the Plant.
The Plant Paradise specs of a single crop are put together as a Plant ID, the identity of a crop. Once we have made a Plant ID for a product, let us say tomato, lettuce or cucumber, we are able to make endless amounts of different Growing Recipes. These Growing Recipes are literally the recipe for growing a crop in such a specific way that the outcome, the yield, exactly matches with your goals.
A Growing Recipe is a package of set points for a period of time, put on a Flash Card or to be uploaded over the internet. You push START and the Growing Recipe creates Plant Paradise. You will harvest the programmed quality and quantity on the ‘estimated time of arrival’.
What does your Plant Paradise look like?
With so many possibilities and variables present, your plants’ wishes (and your own!) may differ widely. So, we thought we could help you by presenting you three different product/service concepts. Your choice can help our Design Team making your Plant Paradise a reality.Here they are. Which of these three challenges does appeal most to you?
Challenge 1. Solving bottle necks and creating opportunities.
You are involved in growing plants already. You are operating in the field of breeding, seed production, propagating young plants or other complicated growing processes and you are looking to fix some bottle necks or create new opportunities. The solutions that you are looking for are not easy to realize under your current growing circumstances. A Plant Production Unit might be the answer and [more …]
Challenge 2. Grow popular food where ever.
You are interested in City Farming also called Vertical Farming. Or you are looking for a nursery on a spot that is not very suitable for the greenhouses made of glass, in a landscape with mountains or in the desert for instance. Or you are willing to grow plants in a climate with extremely low or high temperatures, or at a very challenging location, such as on board of a ship or a military camp. Or as a lot of people are doing today, [more …]
Challenge 3. Having you own R&D heaven
You are looking for a space with similar growing conditions as in the Plant Production Units of PlantLab in order to do research. Your research can be aiming at a better scientific understanding of what is happing from a plant physiological perspective when crops are being grown under PlantLab’s conditions. Or you are willing to create your own Growing Recipes for growing plants in a Plant Production Unit, or to fine tune existing Growing Recipes. No matter what kind of research you are looking for, PlantLab is [more …]
In each of the above cases we will follow a few basis steps in our working process: first by designing it in a plan, then putting it together and continue servicing it.
The task of a Plant Paradise Design Team
Whatever your goals might be concerning Plant Paradise, we have to start atthe very beginning of the process that ends inrealizing a Plant Production Unit or a Research Unit.
Especially for your project we compose a Plant Paradise Design Team in which you and the best experts in the world will join together. During the different Design stages, [more …]
Putting your Plant Paradise together
- PlantLab supplies you with the unique PlantLab Operating System, the ‘brain’ of a Unit, fit for executing your Growing Recipes.
- Our technical partner delivers a SKID, the running heart of a Plant Production Unit. The SKID contains the Central Processing Unit (CPU), HVAC, sensors, air socks and units for water treatment, dosing nutrients, irrigation and drain water disinfection. [more …]
Continuing Technical Care
In order to keep your Plant Production Unit in an optimal technical condition, we suggest you opt for SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) with your different specific installers. The Plant Paradise Construction Team will assist you.
Part of the SLA can be that your technical partners get an alert the moment something goes wrong in your Plant Production Unit. They get the opportunity to start a technical diagnosis over the Internet by connecting with your PlantLab OS.
Continuing Green Care
PlantLab is well equipped to take care of the total Green Support. This may include training of your staff and specialists locally or at PlantLab in The Netherlands.
Other options are assisting you in ongoing R&D inorder to improve your Growing Recipes (on site or outsourced at PlantLab), long distance assistance (by connecting with your local PlantLab OS over the internet, by using a Password) or checking your Growing Recipes and progress in the crops you are growing but also consulting and coaching on the job.
Need more support in your orientation?
Does this make your Plant Paradise look more realistic? Of course you can combine or vary the possibilities as you wish. We will assemble the best expert team in the world around your project.
If you want to go one step further and explore the financial consequences, please contact us.