Cultinova’s modular technology platform enables rapid and cost effecive realisation of fully customised CEA farm management systems which simplify farming operations while promoting maximised yields and reduced resource use.
Controlled Environment Agriculture offers a high degree of control over plant growth conditions and individual requirements may vary according to crop choice, cultivation method, building typology, location and size of operation.
Due to these variations, many off-the-shelf CEA systems fail to meet all of an individual growers' requirements, so to overcome this Cultinova developed EDEN.
EDEN is a modular hardware and software platform which enables us to quickly and cost effectively configure monitoring, control and data management solutions that are optimised for a wide range of growing operations. Our solutions are seamlessly integrated, scalable and interoperable, even with third party components and systems.
EDEN consists of a range of modular hardware, software and connectivity elements which are fully configurable to realise tailored solutions for CEA.
Cultinova’s professional grade solutions work either independently or in combination with other Cultinova modules and our cloud framework software, as well as a wide range of third party equipment
EDEN hardware consists of sensing and control modules, each with functionality for interfacing to sensors, controlling pumps or dimming lights.
Sensing and control modules are mounted within the EDEN chassis which provides power, data and protection against the environment.
Multiple EDEN chassis units can be linked together and connected to the web-enabled EDEN controller.
The controller gathers data from the sensors and issues control commands based upon user defined schedules to realise a configurable and expandable control system optimised for your CEA operation.
EDEN smart lighting controls modify the intensity of LED horticultural lighting based upon plant requirements and the availability of natural sunlight.
Compatible with most type of luminaire, our system continuously measures both PAR and narrow band spectral light intensity and dynamically adjusts LEDs based upon the requirements, resulting in reduced energy use and longer LED lifetimes.
Features such as zonal control and the definition of growth-phase based lighting scheduling come as standard.
Thanks to its modular nature, EDEN can be configured to measure a wide range of irrigation and nutrient delivery parameters in soil-based and soilless growing systems.
Parameters such as dissolved salts, acidity, alkalinity, oxygen and temperature can be precisely controlled based upon crop requirements, maximising plant health and yield.
Utilising the EDEN platform, we can integrate many different sensors to realise customised solutions
EDEN interfaces seamlessly with a wide range of third-party sensors and Cultinova's own sensor solutions to measure atmospheric parameters important to plant health.
Temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide and air-flow can all be measured at multiple locations to deliver a detailed picture of growth environment performance and provide a route to the optimisation of CEA systems.
EDEN is a fully flexible and scalable CEA technology platform.
Owing to its modularity, EDEN offers the best fit with growers' individual contexts and requirements.
EDEN empowers the grower to match technology to the chosen crop and their operation's goals, generating optimum results every time.
EDEN hardware and software solutions can be seamlessly integrated with the EDEN Cloud. EDEN cloud consists of a range of configurable web-based tools for the management, optimisation and auditing of CEA operations.EDEN CLOUD
Working in collaboration, Cultinova and the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrueck converted an existing building structure into an indoor farm to conduct trials on novel crops and innovative cultivation methods for indoor farming.
Working in close cooperation with the University of Osnabrück, Cultinova configured an EDEN system to monitor and control all aspects of a multi-rack, multi-zone hydroponic growth system.
The system operates in three zones, each utilising its own automated lighting control, nutrient delivery, irrigation scheduling and atmospheric monitoring.
The resulting system consists of 60 individual measurement and control channels coordinated through a single EDEN controller and web-based interface.
The system operates with lighting fixtures supplied by a number of manufactures and utilises a mixture of off-the-shelf professional grade sensors and Cultinova's own sensor solutions to gather data.
Through its intuitive software interface system, setpoints can be rapidly reconfigured, enabling maximum flexibility for a wide range of growth trials.
Cultinova support the University in the operation of the system via remote login to the EDEN controller and also through the provision of additional measurement and control elements to meet future requirements.
"Growing Knowledge"stands for the expertise of the University's interdisciplinary working group in cultivating plants as well as for the knowledge gain that they pursue with their research projects in the field of application-oriented plant sciences.
The group's research focus includes the development of cultivation systems to increase resource efficiency and value creation potential of high-quality plant-based products.