REAP’s open architecture can work in a variety of scenarios from a simple greenhouse with minimal requirements to a highly regulated growing environment where air, soil, water, light, temperature are all closely monitored and systems are adjusted to keep the environment within the grower’s desired specifications. Agrolytics is continually working with vendors that provide lighting, irrigation, HVAC, etc. to provide a wide range of options that a grower can specify in their facility to be fully integrated. The REAP system can interface with hundreds of devices from a wide range of vendors and can be expanded from the initial design at any time without having to replace devices to accommodate the upgrade. The REAP system can be designed into an existing facility to interface with existing equipment or in a new facility that is being designed.
Another advantage of Agrolytics REAP is that data can be collected from a wide variety of sensors on a continuous basis and used for decision making during the process. For example, a soil sensor could automatically activate irrigation or an HVAC system automatically or alert staff to take action when a specific condition is detected. This data can also be used in advanced data analysis and machine learning to improve growing recipes to either bring out or remove certain plant traits over generations.