GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One Drop One Solutions, a Swiss-based venture focused in innovative smart gardening solutions, is joining Kickstarter community to seek funding for its ambitious project: ODO.
In this era of waste and draught, One Drop One engaged a mission to effectively reduce the impact of domestic irrigation on potable water reserves. As the outcome of years of technological and creative development, they can finally present ODO: a completely autonomous multi-valve smart irrigation system able to save up more than 7.000 liters1 of potable water each year, while keeping the highest standards of health and beauty for plants and flowers. This amount of water is more than twice as much what the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates as the minimum quantity needed by a person in a developing nation.
Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375187211/odo-the-smart-irrigation-system
About the product:
Designed in Italy and engineered in Switzerland, ODO is composed by a controller, a gateway, sensors, sprinklers and managed through a mobile app. With 4 independent irrigation lines that can be dedicated to exclusive cultivations, it can meet every gardening need. It works on an innovative and proprietary low frequency data transmission protocol - with low battery consumption - that is 5 times more effective than WiFi in terms of coverage. The system constantly monitors weather forecasts through its connection to One Drop One cloud services and compares retrieved information with embedded sensor measurements. ODO collects data from its sensors to improve watering efficiency and to monitor the health status of your plants. It is able to detect air temperature and humidity, atmospheric pressure, temperature, soil fertility, humidity and ambient light. This extensive technological equipment, allows ODO to know both when and how to irrigate your plants: at the right time, with the minimum amount of water.
Powered by a high efficiency solar cell able to work in dim light, it is completely autonomous. ODO just needs a normal internet connection: no plugs, no battery recharges. It is completely flexible and fits with every existing irrigation system and most common faucet threads. The app allows you to easily set-up the system and you will constantly be able to monitor the health status of your garden, wherever you are. Once configured, it automatically knows the water needs of your plants and flowers and defines a dynamic irrigation profile that is adjusted constantly following weather forecasts and local data from sensors.
ODO small bundle, composed by 1 controller, 1 sensor and 1 gateway has a target price of USD 199 and will be shipped starting March 2016.
About One Drop One Solutions:
ODO is a service offered by One Drop One Solutions (Switzerland). Led by a core team of top scientists and entrepreneurs (previously CERN, CNR, Bocconi University, LUISS, and IED), the company specializes in designing, engineering and producing the smart and sustainable gardening solutions of the future. Every day, the One Drop One team works together towards a shared vision of reducing the impact of human activities on potable water reserves. One Drop One is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and is supported by the State of Geneva’s start-up incubator Fongit.
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Fondation Genevoise pour l'Innovation Technologique (FONGIT) is a private, non-profit foundation, whose mission is to empower entrepreneurs to successfully transform innovation and technology into a growing sustainable business, delivering economic and social value in Geneva, Switzerland. FONGIT is a start-up incubator currently supporting more than 45 innovative and high-tech ventures. FONGIT benefits from financial support from the State of Geneva and from the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation.
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1 Estimations based on 2013 US Environmental Protection Agency data per household each year.