- Automation & Control - Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA)
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Device Management Platforms
- Process Manufacturing
- Farm Monitoring & Precision Farming
Algae Lab Systems contacted B-Scada when a customer of theirs was looking for a way to aggregate data from several hundred AlgaeConnect™ systems, each with several photobioreactors/ponds, in a single system. The AlgaeConnect™ system allows for monitoring and controlling of the equipment in clusters of reactors, as well as logging and graphing data, along with some other functions, but still lacked the ability to integrate the data from multiple AlgaeConnect™ deployments through a single interface with the custom graphics they desired. Therefore, the customer wanted a centralized interface through which to access their data, and they wanted it to be composed of graphics they chose.
Algae Lab Systems
About The Customer
Algae Lab Systems provides Monitoring and Control systems for two industries: the commercial algae growing industry and the aquaculture industry. Their systems enable customers to optimize their productivity, and save them time by automating their quality
B-Scada's product suite comprising an IoT platform, wireless sensors and SCADA software were employed in various means to come up with solutions to address the aforementioned challenge.
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