AgFunder listed company, Edyn, has announced today that their Garden Sensor and Water Valve has been named a 2015 CES Best of Innovation honoree in the “Tech For A Better World” category as a part of the 2015 International CES. Edyn is riding new excitement over Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and will be exhibiting at Eureka Park in the Sands Expo Center January 6-9. Edyn, which debuted during its successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in June 2014, and launched their equity investment campaign on AgFunder in November 2014 (now 100% funded with $2 million in commitments and open for oversubscription), is a solar-powered smart gardening system that monitors and tracks environmental conditions to maximize plant health.
Products entered into the International CES Best of Innovation Awards are chosen by industry professionals based on design and cutting edge engineering. The “Tech for a Better World” category recognizes innovative technologies that impact the world in a positive way.
“Edyn introduces consumers to a new facet of connected devices in the garden from the novice to the intermediate and master gardener alike,” said Jason Aramburu, CEO and founder of Edyn. “We are thrilled that Edyn has been recognized for both its technology and design, but also for its commitment to social responsibility. Above all else, Edyn is dedicated to changing the way we grow by incorporating smart technologies that help conserve precious natural resources such as water.”
The solar-powered Edyn smart garden system takes the guess work out of gardening with the Wi-Fi enabled Edyn Garden Sensor, which monitors environmental conditions to make smart recommendations about what to plant and when to fertilize. The sensor works alongside the Edyn Water Valve and Edyn App to provide automatic watering options that deliver water when, and only when, plants need it, helping to conserve water and other precious resources.
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Edyn is also developing Edyn PRO for the commercial agriculture industry and is currently testing their sensor technology with a couple major food and ag companies. Aramburu projects that commercial agriculture may constitute 70% of their business.
Edyn is currently available for pre-order online at www.edyn.com and will be available for in-store purchase at Home Depot beginning spring 2015. If you’d like to learn more about Edyn you can visit their profile on AgFunder and watch their investor webinar.