To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
HORTUS is our take on the next level gardening companion.
We incorporated two different wireless technologies - each
for its best suited usage.
This allows us to maximize data throughput while minimizing energy consumption.
LoRa is used to transmit data over long distances
while utilizing almost no power.
By using LoRa we also eliminate the need for bothering WiFi passwords and cost intensive GSM plans.
We use Bluetooth Low Energy to enable communication
between your smartphone and HORTUS.
This allows to interchange settings and access data in realtime.
No batteries. No hassle.
HORTUS is running 100% on self harvested energy.
This means no battery charging nor changing - ever.
Our widget based dashboard is fully user customizable to offer you the control you deserve.
High precision in a small package.
Two sensors are measuring both the environmental air and soil temperature.
One environment sensor captures the air humidity.
Light intensity is measured across the whole top.
Our advanced soil measurement techniques allow us to measure the soils moisture and fertilization amount.