Sollum Technologies Introduces New Features for SUN as a Service® Cloud Platform; Louis Brun and Patrick Ménard Discuss
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA - Software as a Service, or SaaS, may currently be a well-known model, but Sollum Technologies is working on making SUN as a Service®, or SUNaaS, the new SaaS as it unveiled new and upgraded features to the cloud platform.
“The continuous improvement of our SUNaaS platform demonstrates Sollum’s ability to continue to shift the paradigm for horticultural lighting and provide growers all over the world with the precise lighting they need to increase and diversify their production,” said Sollum Chief Executive Officer Louis Brun. “I cannot wait to see how growers make use of SUNaaS to boost greenhouse cultivation and try previously impossible production practices.”
SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. With SUNaaS, the platform allows growers to connect an infinite number of LED fixtures. As noted in the release, the nerve center of the groundbreaking 100 percent programmable Sollum™ LED lighting solution gives greenhouse growers unparalleled, real-time, and remote control of their lighting and opens unprecedented production opportunities for the horticultural industry.
New and improved SUNaaS features include:
- Expanded Daily Light Integral (DLI) functionalities, such as real-time DLI calculation, DLI-controlled lighting, and predictive DLI forecasting
- Revamped platform user interface that simplifies navigation and clearly displays fixture light output
- Expanded advanced monitoring features and new dashboards
- Complete lighting reporting with adjustable increments, including daily, monthly, quarterly, yearly
“These new and improved SUNaaS features give growers even more control of and more data on their lighting and enhance their ability to customize their artificial light according to their crops and the characteristics they want in them,” said Vice President, Product, Patrick Ménard. “Our software team was inspired by the feedback we got from growers to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation of fully programmable lighting.”
To help meet the different demands customers have, Sollum offers growers different SUNaaS packages so they can select the options that best suit their needs.
Where will technology take fresh produce next? ANUK will cover the latest, so stay tuned.