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Exilong by TevatronicBy Exilong by Tevatronic
First created
Exilong by TevatronicBy Exilong by Tevatronic
First created
$25,109
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
67
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 24 2016

About

A system that will take care of your backyard irrigation without your intervention. It's like always having a professional gardener in your backyard to monitoring your plants and give them the best care possible while keeping them healthy, green and sustainable.

Just like a hungry baby drinks its mother's milk, your plant sucks water out of the soil. We measure its water suction pressure every minute and provide your plants with the perfect amount of water to keep it at its healthiest.

The system connects to your houses' existing irrigation infrastructure and takes control of your electronic water valves.

Exilong uses our unique patented technology and mathematical algorithms to perfectly water plants according to their roots depth and individual water consumption.  

 

 

 

Exilong connects to the existing infrastructure in your house.  

You will need:

A. Two to four 24 volt AC powered electronic water vales that are connected to the irrigation pipes in your backyard.  

B. WIFI in area that you plan to install the Exilong Valve Switch.

 

A . We save you the time and experience required to take care of your backyard plant's irrigation. With Exilong you can forget about taking care of your plants, the system will do it autonomously.

B . Most of us assume that watering plants twice a day is enough, others assume they can tell how much water their plants need according to the weather. These assumptions are all hurting our plants, they usually either get over-watered or under-watered. With Exilong, we can finally stop ruining our plants and inflating our water bills.

 

There are many soil sensors on the market and the main idea is that they only provide data which can support the backyard owner's decision on when and how much to irrigate. The issue here is that not every user will analyze the data on time and execute accordingly. 

The physiological state of the plants is affected by all environmental parameters, including cloudy skies, wind, solar radiation, rain, the state of the soil, etc. . . Eventually, it is converted to the roots activity measured by our sensor.

The physiological state of the plants is affected by all environmental parameters, including cloudy skies, wind, solar radiation, rain, the state of the soil, etc. . .As a result, plants constantly change its roots suction based on its current needs. Our sensors measure the root activities each minute to keep up with the environmental changes and make sure all needs are met. 

We're delivering the first system that can analyze data straight from the roots and use it to autonomously take care of your plants.

Scheduled irrigation systems start irrigation automatically, no matter what condition the plant is in. It can even start the irrigation cycle when it's raining. Similar systems often require re-calibration to fit the weather changes. A few wrong irrigation cycles can either dry out your plants or strangle them with water.   

Decision supported irrigation units use various soil/weather/wind/light/humidity sensors to provide user with huge amounts of data and let him decide on when and how much each section should be irrigated. It requires a lot of user connectivity and intervention in the process - it also assumes they have the professional knowledge needed to make the decisions.

Our autonomous irrigation solution uses only the most reliable information taken from the main roots system of the plant. It calculates both the amount of water in various depth of soil and the water consumption behavior of the plants. The system analyses this information and balances the amount of water in the plants AUTONOMOUSLY without any user intervention, though user can monitor the process.

Get the new autonomous gardener for your yard! It will decide when and how much your plants should be watered. We have conducted and continue conducting many tests with our revolutionary system. Some tests conveyed in farming fields showed water savings of up to 75% while keeping plants healthy and sustainable. We have a unique patented technology, that uses complicated mathematical algorithms to water the plants according to the depth of the roots depth and individual water consumption. Contrary to existing solutions, we don’t get information from weather forecast services or use pre-designed profiles to gauge changes in climate. We get our information directly from the plant’s roots. The best way to know if your plant needs to be watered is to know when it is thirsty and how much it needs to drink.  

 

Exilong is an improved hybrid of our first Tevatronic system, a solution fitted for professional agriculture market. After testing our solution in various conditions and getting magnificent results, we adopted our unique system to fit private market needs.

In the scientific tests we did with farmers, we significantly decreased water and fertilizer usage by 30% and sometimes even more, while increasing the yield by more than 20%. In unique cases, our system oversaw a 75% water/fertilizers decrease, while increasing the yield by 7%. In all of our case studies, the system managed itself in a fully autonomous mode.

More information about our agriculture and home systems can be see in this video.

 The workflow is pretty simple as described in next illustration: 

 

You should set each of your sensors up in areas with different plants types. Basically, one sensor per one electronic valve; For example, one sensor for trees, another for bushes, one for flowers and one for the grass.

 

Anyone can easily install Exilong, but if you have any problems or questions, we are always at your service.

Sensor installation and removal is done once a year. The installation is done after freezing temperatures pass and sensors removal is done once temperatures drop to close to 2(ºC) | 35 (ºF).

 

Valve Switch Configuration:

A. Connect up to 4 standard electronic 24 volt AC valves wires to the Valve Switch.

B. Use a Smartphone or PC to configure the Valve Switch to use your local WIFI network.

C. Scan the QR code to begin configuring your sensors for your garden:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our soil water pressure sensor version for the agricultural market:

 

 

 

It took us 3 years to go from our idea formation to a product that has proven itself in the professional agricultural market and now, we are finally ready to begin mass production. 

 

 

Oleg Korol - CEO and co-founder of Tevatronic, a start-up company that developed Exilong solution. Has B.Sc in software engineering and vast experience in starting and managing a existing startups.

Dr. Isaac Klein - CSO with 40 years of experience in agriculture, specifically specializing in irrigation for last 20 years. His expertise has had a tremendous affect on the algorithms, electronics and software of the Exilong product.

Alex Shekotov - CTO, M.Sc in software engineering has a vast experience in design and development of software products, as well as implementation and execution.

Ilan Komarovsky - CMO, B.Sc in computer science, has extensive experience in new markets developments, defining marketing strategy and its execution.

Sensor Specifications:

  • Wireless connectivity: Proprietary RF communication protocol
  • Transmission frequency: 434 / 915 Mhz, every 1min
  • Power: 2*AA batteries (can last for up to 3 years)

 

Valve Switch Specifications:  

  • Compatible OS: IOS, Android, Web
  • Voltage: Input 24v
  • Max current: 100ma

 

We decided that Kickstarter is the best community to help us get the support our project needs. We look forward to the feedback and ideas that the community will throw our way and we are so happy to have the Kickstarter community as the first home users to get the chance to enjoy our product. We are eager to get our first users feedbacks and implement their requests from our central cloud control center.

We would highly appreciate if you help us share our project! Please also like our Facebook page for additional updates. 

 

 

 

All coverage welcome! Please share our solution with your audience. Here is our Media Kit for more information.

Risks and challenges

We have developed our plan to manufacturing in Asia and are prepared to ship to our backers around the world. We have sourced the factories for all of Exilong's major components. During the production process, we expect to make minor changes to optimize the design for mass production. On the logistics side, we have established partnerships with a US fulfillment house and international shippers to help the all Exilong rewards get to where they’re going quickly and safely.

We have taken the time to get nearly everything in place before launching this campaign. We took the risk up front by delaying the launch of this campaign until we believed it was ready, to lessen the risk to our backers. We have a great team in place so we don't predict many obstacles here. But there is always the unknown and we will face every obstacle with the same tenacity and perseverance that we have from the start.

We pledge to keep our backers well-informed in a timely manner throughout the entire production process and to do everything we can to deliver the Exilong to you as planned.

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