The World's First Online Aquaponic Monitor is 70% Funded After 24 Hours on Kickstarter

Osmo Systems' low-cost monitor, OsmoBot Hydro allows hydroponic farmers to monitor their water, air, and light quality online. Add their patent-pending dissolved oxygen and ammonia sensors, and the result is the world's first truly affordable online monitor for aquaponics and aquaculture.

Osmo Systems, Inc., an aquaponic monitoring company based in Berkeley California, is launching their flagship monitor, OsmoBot Hydro on Kickstarter. Starting at $450, OsmoBot Hydro continuously monitors eight parameters (pH, EC/TDS, water temperature, water level, air temperature, relative humidity, lux, and PAR) and regularly uploads the readings to the cloud. Users can log into a browser-based dashboard to do things like: perform a quick system check to make sure everything is OK, see how their pH has changed over the past week, and setup text/email alerts for when something should go wrong.

Osmo Systems is also offering advanced sales of their patent-pending dissolved oxygen and ammonia sensor. Relying upon optical sensing technology, this sensor system can plug into OsmoBot Hydro, and will continuously monitor dissolved oxygen and ammonia. Packages combining OsmoBot Hydro and the dissolved oxygen and ammonia sensors start at $550.

From June - October, 2016 Osmo Systems shipped over 60 OsmoBot Hydro's to beta testers both in the United States and internationally. These testers included universities, commercial greenhouses, and hobbyists, and were a mix of hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic systems. Reviews and testimonials from the beta test can be seen on Osmo Systems’ Kickstarter campaign.

Osmo Systems began in 2013, with the following goals: “everything you need to monitor your system, in one box, at the right price.” To accomplish this, the team combined existing off-the-shelf technology with a number of sensors they designed themselves (EC/TDS, water temperature, water level, lux, PAR, dissolved oxygen and ammonia). OsmoBot Hydro, represents the sixth iteration of these efforts.

All units purchased through the Kickstarter campaign will have two open ports that allow users to upgrade their system with additional sensors (dissolved oxygen, ammonia, CO2) and automated control features (automatically turn on/off pumps, fans, CO2 generators, etc). These sensors/controllers will be available for purchase in 2017 and will be compatible with all units purchased through the campaign.

With a projected retail price of $600, OsmoBot Hydro’s are being offered at a discount for the month of November, 2016. A limited number of units will be available for $450, with the general price being $550. Units with dissolved oxygen and ammonia sensors start at $550, with the general price being $650. Units can be ordered through Osmo Systems’ Kickstarter campaign here.

Source: Osmo Systems Inc.


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