Feb 18, 2019
helioCORE greenhouse light control system recognized by ag engineers

An LED grow light control system helioCORE has been recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers with a 2019 AE50 award for “Outstanding Innovations in Product or System Technology.”

The annual AE50 awards are presented by ASABE each year to honor product innovations in the areas of agricultural, food, and biological systems, recognizing companies that achieve significant engineering advancement and impact on the markets served.

The website for helioCORE suggests applications for tomatoes, cucumbers, leafy greens and microgreens.

The AE50 winners represent the best innovations in agricultural and crop production and include machines, systems, components, software and services. An expert panel of engineers select the winning 50 products from numerous entries submitted each year.

“The helioCORE platform and our light control system demonstrates how processing big data and monitoring plant health can accelerate the automation and development of artificial intelligence applications for agriculture and horticulture around the world,” said Peter Nyberg, CTO, Heliospectra AB. “Growers and operations teams can now use real-time data to make decisions in an informed way and respond to changing market demands with complete control over their lighting and cultivation environments.”

“Proven by our customers, helioCORE is the first and only light control system that enables businesses to improve crop quality while standardizing production and increasing year-round yields with predictable, repeatable results,” said Ali Ahmadian, CEO, Heliospectra AB.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) was founded in 1907 and is an esteemed educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Today, ASABE comprises of members in more than 100 countries.


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