Greenspec hardware to set-up your system
The three main elements of the Greenspec hardware:
One central computer with electronic input and output units connected by the optical line:
First of all you select how many of the electrical input and output units you need. Greenspec supplies several types of these units, all called AFP: agricultural function print. They contain 5 to 63 outputs and 0 to 20 inputs.
We have two options for the central computer, called the GSC, Greenspec System Control. This computer controls the greenhouse functions. You can set your program with flexible software. The computer saves the settings, readings etc. on the hard drive. At present we are using an embedded Windows 10 version. And it can transmit alarms to you: on screen, by sms or by app.
Everything is connected with an optical fibre communication system. The communication goes over the opto connector present both on the AFP and the GSC. This is a very high speed communication system, that works in all kind of conditions without problems.
The Greenspec hardware is modular. You can start with a computer and only one or two AFP.
Each time you enlarge your greenhouse it is easy to put one or more extra AFPs in the line and connect them with the computer. The hardware is recognized over the optical line in the computer and the installer can quickly set the right conditions.
Once the system is connected you can adjust the software. You only buy a different version of the software if you have to go from the limited to the full edition. Because new updates are available for clients every 6 months you can stay up-to-date.