Wi-Fi Plant Sensor gives your plant a voice.

Koubachi, the Swiss start-up company behind the popular iPhone plant care assistant of the same name is presenting its newest innovation at CeBIT 2012 in Hannover: the Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor.

Building on the success of its popular interactive plant care assistant available as an iPhone App and Web App, Koubachi launches a complementary Wi-Fi Plant Sensor that seamlessly integrates into the Koubachi system. The sensor literally gives your plant a voice.

The Wi-Fi Plant Sensor measures soil moisture, light intensity and temperature. Using the built-in Wi-Fi module, the data is sent to the Koubachi cloud, where it is analyzed by the Koubachi Plant Care Engine based on scientific plant care models developed in cooperation with biologists. The plant owner is provided with detailed care instructions regarding watering, fertilizing, misting, temperature and light through push notifications or email.

“The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor is the first device ever that enables real-time monitoring of the plant’s vitality” says Philipp Bolliger, CEO of Koubachi and adds: “We are very proud to launch this revolutionary innovation at CeBIT 2012. It’s a truly unique product in the field of “Internet of Things” and bringing state-of-the-art technology to plant care”.

“While the new Wi-Fi plant sensor will provide the user with the most accurate diagnosis of the plant’s vitality, including temperature and light instructions, it’s still possible to use the Koubachi iPhone App without a sensor”, explains David Kurmann, the Head of Marketing and Sales”. as before, the user then just needs to calibrate his plant once.”

The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor runs with two standard AA batteries and has a battery lifetime of over 1 year. It’s compatible with the common Wi-Fi protocols (Wi-Fi / 802.11). It retails for €109.- and can be purchased with start of the CeBIT on the homepage of Koubachi.