Information is key: a monitoring system for cannabis cultivation

Without information, you are nowhere. In order to ensure your cannabis cultivation has access to all the information it could possibly need – at least, in regards to your plants – monitoring is key. To allow growers to do just that, Onset has developed the HOBO RX3000, a remote logging data station that supports a range of sensors to collect the data you need. In the webinar ‘ Thought Leader Series: HOBOnet Wireless Monitoring for Cannabis Cultivation’, Billy Ellyson, Chief Botanist and Director of Agronomy for the Clinical Endocannabinoid System Consortium (CESC), explains how the system works and how it benefits growers.

What does it do?
Billy explains that one of the RX3000’s most important aspects is its connection to the Cloud: “It connects to the internet using cellular data, wi-fi, or ethernet. The system has up to 10 wired channels, up to 50 wireless sensors, and, since each sensor can have multiple data channels, you can have up to 336 data streams per station. You can also install modules, which expand the functionality of the station. The two most commonly used in cannabis are the wireless module, with which you can connect wireless sensors to the station, as well a tank level monitor. The data you collect can be uploaded to the cloud, where it is stored and can be accessed for 10 years. You can also download the data and archive it to have access to it even after those 10 years.”

Now, this might still sound a little abstract. It is great that the system can do that, but what does it do that for? Billy explains that the uses of the system are diverse; it can be used for weather monitoring, cultivation monitoring, water storage and flow monitoring, product drying, curing, and storage monitoring, and transport and off-site storage monitoring. It can also be used for the appellation of origin in California.

That sounds a lot less abstract, does it not? If you have gotten curious and want to learn more about the system and how, exactly, it works, you can watch the entire webinar below.


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