Giant leap forward for Fruitvision
It’s been a busy 2019 so far for IFV, not least with new systems being deployed across New Zealand, USA and Spain.
Our first EV (electric vehicle) mounted system has hit the ground running in the USA, where the zero engine vibration has made a marked improvement to the detection rate and operational speed of the counting and sizing tool.
The images below were taken by our distributor Washington Tractor, who provided the installation and deployment.
The new 3.1 software has now officially been released, which builds on the switch to the machine-learning algorithm released last year.
The main leap forward in the technology is the ability now to count and size both red and green apples, as the system uses a model file to recognise certain characteristics of the fruit in a greyscale image.
This has greatly enhanced the period of use throughout the season, and opens up new possibilities for growers to use the system for making an earlier intervention in their crop-load per tree.
The additional features/functionality found in version 3.1 can be found below:
- Recover Partial Data – The ability to recover full row data for any interrupted scan.
- Enhanced Report Viewer Programme – 3 new reports and improved data modification capabilities.
- Review Scan Data – Ability to review all data captured row-by-row, instead of having to wait until the completion of the scan.
- Remote Support – All new PCs issued with a Wi-Fi dongle that allows remote support by our software team, wherever in the world you are.
- Data Recorder – Provide IFV with video data of your orchard to allow us to create a bespoke model file for your variety, in your region.
- Back Office Tool – Upload meta data from the comfort of your office instead of via the on-board PC.
Various other bug-fixes are also included in the new version, full release notes are available upon request.
IFV & Washington Tractor promote their partnership at major US Trade Show
IFV and Washington Tractor will be exhibiting at the NW Hort Expo – 3rd to 5th December, Yakima, WA
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Join us on Stand 809 & 810, where we will be happy to introduce our technology and discuss how it can enhance your orchard management.
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New deal promises to help boost productivity for US Orchards
IFV are proud to announce our new partnership with Washington Tractor as the Licensed Distributor for our Fruitvision system in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
Washington Tractor is the largest power equipment dealer in the State of Washington and will be a service provider to their well established apple growing
customer base. They are planning to have 10 of these machines in Washington fields by March 2019.
FruitVision making headlines stateside
After a successful period of testing, demonstrations and sales in the EU, New Zealand and USA during 2017, Our FruitVision system has attracted attention globally and recently featured in The Good Fruit Grower magazine, where the features and benefits are described by growers themselves…
The full article can be viewed here: GoodFruit
If you would like to determine the crop yield & productivity of your orchards by gaining accurate crop estimates of volume, size and class of fruit yields – register your interest now in order to reserve your demonstration slot; discuss your needs; look at purchase options, or obtain further information.
FruitVision hits the market – and goes global
Intelligent Fruit Vision are following up successful meetings with customers and distributors at the Fruit Logistica show in Berlin and are now going truly global with demonstrations of our innovative apple counting and sizing FruitVision system to Enzafruit in New Zealand in March & April.
The system is now available for sale and further demonstrations are currently being planned for June & July in the EU.
If you would like to determine the crop yield & productivity of your orchards by gaining accurate crop estimates of volume, size and class of fruit yields – register your interest now in order to reserve your slot; discuss your needs; look at purchase options, or obtain further information.
Introducing IFV at Interpoma – Show press release
Intelligent Fruit Vision Ltd. (IFV) will showcasing its pioneering orchard vision system at the Interpoma show in Bolzano during late November. The technology has been developed to count and size apples and some pear types in commercial orchards.
IFV is a joint venture business formed between Worldwide Fruit (WFL) and the Technology Research Centre (TRC) in the UK. WFL is better known as major marketer and producer of apple, pear and avocado in the UK. TRC is an innovation development and delivery company which employs teams of highly qualified engineers, statisticians and computer programmers based near Newark on Trent, Notts.
Over the last four years the technology has been developed through a mixture of private investment and external funding to enable counting and sizing of fruit at high levels of accuracy to take place at speeds of around 6km per hour in the orchard. The vision system is mounted onto a tractor or operated from a quad bike. The process is simple to set up and the results are mapped to GPS coordinates which enable the end user to map the orchard in terms of crop load and fruit size. Sizing can be split into 5 mm bandings and can be seen live on the screen or in a report generated once the scanning mission has been completed and downloaded onto a PC.
Benefits to the grower and marketing companies are numerous. The technology represents opportunities to provide with some certainty crop forecast and market planning data to levels that have been previously very difficult to repeat on a yearly basis. The technology works at its best once fruit is around golf ball size and commercial trials have demonstrated extremely high level of accuracy in V systems and post and wire planting systems. The system is currently in commercial use in the UK and Netherlands with development partners. A global roll out plan has been developed for the technology and commercial demonstrations will be taking place in the southern hemisphere during January to April 2017 and in the northern hemisphere during July to October 2017.
The IFV team are located in Sector Hall AB, stand B09/06 and look forward to discussing the technology with interested parties during the show.
Intelligent Fruit Vision are delighted to announce that we will be showcasing our innovative new orchard management technology at Interpoma 2016
Our FruitVision system is a powerful data capture and analysis system which allows growers to make informed orchard management decisions. It allows growers to measure apple yield and size development during the growing season, crucially with accurate predictions of the Class 1 yield.
Interpoma is the international trade show for the cultivation, storage and marketing of the apple and is the unique worldwide event of its kind. It will feature new apple varieties, new pest control procedures, new equipment and new means of production. As such, it is the ideal showcase for FruitVision and IFV personnel will be demonstrating our technology throughout the show.
Interpoma 2016 is located in Bolzano, Italy and runs from the 24th to 26th November and we would be delighted to see you at stand B09/06