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R3-IoT Rebrands as Krucial as it Launches Krucial Connected Seafarm - Trial Package

Satellite-enabled connectivity scale-up R3-IoT has announced a bold, forward-looking full rebrand as Krucial as it officially launches its Krucial Connected Seafarm Trial Package to the aquaculture industry. The trial package has been designed as a full end-to-end data services solution which can be installed on site in six hours or less.

The Connected Seafarm Trial Package contains specific sensors and weather station ready for deployment in just one day, meaning no technical expertise, and minimal maintenance, is required from the user. The intuitive package easily automates data collection across multiple pens, farms and infrastructure to spot trends and enable operators to make more informed decisions to improve efficiency, increase sustainability and better understand conditions.

In-situ weather data, environmental data (such as water quality) and operational data collected is automatically transmitted securely via the cloud, and sent to the Krucial Aquatics Insights Platform, which displays easy to understand graphs and charts on everything from salinity to water temperature on mobile and desktop devices.

The Connected Seafarm Trial Package contains:

  • The Krucial Cell and Krucial Mote, which collects data from sensors and transmits to either satellite or cellular networks
  • Sensors to measure dissolved oxygen and two temperature probes
  • Sensor to measure salinity
  • Eleven parameter weather station
  • Krucial Aquatics insights platform to display the data
  • The Krucial Cell comes as part of the Krucial Connected Seafarm Trial Package

Allan Cannon, co-founder and CEO of Krucial, said: “Our bespoke aquaculture Trial Package features everything a fish farmer needs to digitize their site and operations.

This drop-in infrastructure can be deployed within six hours, so users gain almost immediate oversight of conditions and assets, is extremely flexible and can be expanded to suit customer needs – providing decision-makers with critical data and information regardless of location.”

“As Krucial continues to grow under our new identity, we are committed to helping the aquaculture industry digitize and yield the full benefits of space technology. Aquaculture’s ambition to feed the world sustainably is exciting – and I’m confident Krucial can play a major part in supporting that goal.”

Krucial, which was founded as R3-IoT in 2018 by Allan Cannon and co-founder and CEO Kevin Quillien, closed a £3.1million ($4.3m) seed investment round in July 2021 led by US-based VC Space Capital, joined by the Scottish National Investment Bank.

Other investors include the University of Strathclyde, alongside North American-based Ryan Johnson, former CEO of BlackBridge, Nathan Kundtz, CEO of Rendered.ai, and Loren Padelford, former GM of Revenue at Shopify. Scottish Enterprise also became shareholders and continue to support the company.

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