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Press Release
30 September 2016

The smart pot that waters your plants when you can’t!

Parrot Pot is a smart pot that automatically waters your plants while measuring and analyzing the parameters critical to their growth.
Parrot Pot takes care of everything:
It automatically waters your plant when necessary.
It regulates your plants water consumption when you are away.
It advises on the maintenance of your plant.

Connected via Bluetooth Low Energy to your smartphone or tablet, Parrot Pot allows you to visualize and take action via the dedicated app, Parrot Flower Power!

“For several years, Parrot has been working towards a better understanding of plants and how to use sensors to anticipate their needs. Indeed we too often hesitate being surrounded by plants and fear they will perish, or to acquire a plant we don’t know or one we know is fragile,” explains Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “Parrot Pot answers these fears. Parrot Pot sensors and smart irrigating system, together with the database we’ve built with botanists and scientists enable you to perfectly handle the maintenance of your plants, some being quickly affected by excessive watering, some being very sensitive to the lack of water.”

Available in October at MSRP AU$229.99 / NZ$249.00

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Parrot Pot waters your plants

Parrot Pot is a wireless autonomous pot for indoor or outdoor use and is designed to resist difficult climatic situations (rain, heat, cold… from -5°C / 23°F to +55°C / 131°F).
It is equipped with a 2.2L water reserve and with an irrigation system with four separate jets, for consistent watering of your plant.
From the Parrot Flower Power app, you can choose the watering mode desired for your plant:

‘Perfect Drop’: The right quantity of water, at the right time.
Parrot Pot autonomously manages the watering of your plant, and automatically adapts according to its needs. After several cycles Parrot Pot understands the needs of your plant and your plant will always receive the right quantity of water at the right time.
This automatic watering mode is optimal for the growth of your plant.

‘Plant Sitter’: Go on vacation without worrying about your plant!
Parrot Pot regulates the consumption of its water reserve in order to ensure up to one month of watering, without needing intervention from you.
The watering is adapted to maintain your plant’s good health while you are away.

‘Custom’: You’re the expert!
You define the rhythm of automatic watering and the level of moisture of your plant.
Three parameters will need setting in the application:
Trigger threshold for watering (in soil moisture rate)
Target threshold after watering (in soil moisture rate)
Time, in number of hours, before watering is triggered (after the threshold for watering is reached).

‘Manual’: you decide!
You start watering with a click in the Parrot Flower Power app. Your Parrot Pot flashes green when the reserve is empty.

Good to know: When the Parrot Pot is not linked to the Flower Power App, it still autonomously manages the automatic watering by applying the median parameters that are appropriate for the majority of plants.

 Parrot Pot understands your plants

In real time and with precision thanks to four sensors, Parrot Pot measures data essential to the good health of your plant including:
soil moisture,
fertilizer,
ambient temperature,
light intensity.

These data points are recorded every fifteen minutes and transmitted (every two hours) to the Parrot Cloud for analysis by algorithms.
 
Advice and alerts specific to your plant are sent via the Parrot Flower Power app to help you keep it in good health, especially when your plant needs immediate attention.
For example, Parrot Pot helps you to gain a better understanding of when more fertilizer is needed, or when your plant needs to be moved for optimum light.

Parrot Flower Power app: your gardening assistant

Parrot Flower Power, a free application for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, enables you to manage the watering of your plant, to verify the parameters linked to its growth and to visualize the level of the Pot’s water tank.
Parrot Flower Power app also gives you access to rich content and expert advice for the maintenance of plants.

A botanical encyclopedia of 8,000 plants
You select the plant to be monitored from a library of 8,000 plants. Each plant has its own ID card which includes photos, origin, basic needs, practical advice and recommendations (for example a recommended type of fertilizer).
Scalable and regularly updated this plant database has been developed with botanists and scientists, notably the Laboratories of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, to advise and help you optimize the growth of your plant.

Your connected garden accessible in a flash
The Parrot Flower Power app can manage up to 256 Pots at the same time!
It displays all your plants managed by a Pot allowing you to consult in real time their individual data by clicking on the icon corresponding to each parameter, which will appear in green (all is well), orange (to be monitored) or red (immediate action needed).
When opening the app, the list of your connected plants appears. You will be able to see which ones are ‘nursed’ by a Parrot Pot or monitored by the original Parrot Flower Power wireless sensor.

Resembling a dashboard, the application enables you to act on your plant’s parameters, like triggering an instantaneous watering for example, or defining/modifying the plant’s irrigation mode.
Fertilizer, ambient temperature and light intensity are represented in the form of gauges;
Soil moisture is represented with a transparent cross-section of the Pot, which also enables you to check the quantity of water remaining in the reserve.

Parrot Pot: Tested by universities and research centre’s

In order to ensure the greatest reliability of the Parrot Pot, its sensors as well as the adapted and automated watering, Parrot called upon universities, botanists and scientists, notably The Research Centre of Wageningen University in the Netherlands and the Centre of Urban Horticulture at Washington University in the United States, so that they could collaborate with Parrot engineers and subject the Pot to real and extreme conditions.
150 Parrot Pot were tested over different periods of time according to the criteria to be studied. Tomato, basil, olive tree, lemon tree, and the Benjamin tree were among the plants that took part in the tests.

Parrot Pot is for you!

Whether you have a green thumb or you are a plant neglecter looking to learn, Parrot Pot is made for you!
It offers fully automated management of your plants or on the contrary an interactive, knowledge-building experience with the ‘custom’ watering mode and access to the precise data via the Parrot Flower Power application.
Parrot Pot provides:
The possibility to let nature enter your household or workplace when you wouldn’t have necessarily imagined it before.
An ultra-technological object that enables your plant to communicate with you, and you to understand it.
Assurance to keep the plants you love in good health, even the most fragile ones, when you are away.
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Available: October 2016
Colours: Black Slate , Red Brick and Porcelain White
MSRP: AU$229.99 / NZ$249.00
For more information on Parrot Pot, visit “http://www.parrot.com” www.parrot.com “https://www.youtube.com/user/parrot”https://www.facebook.com/Parrot” “https://twitter.com/Parrot”
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Colors
Slate grey
Brick
Porcelain white
Dimensions &
Weight
Height : 298 mm / Diameter : 206 mm
Weight : 1.5 kg
MaterialABS & anti-UV protective coating for minimal maintenance
Alimentation & Autonomy
4 AA batteries
About 12 months autonomy
Capacity
Water tank: 2.2 L
Soil pot: 2.4 L
Utilization
Indoor and outdoor
Water Resistance IPx5
Sensors & Measures
Capacitive sensor for soil moisture: from 0 to 50 (%)
Conductive sensor for fertilizer (from 0 to 6 dS/m)
Light sensor: 0 to 1’000 umole x m-2 x s-1
Ambient temperature sensor (from -5° to +55° C // from 23°F to 131°F)
Soil temperature sensor (from -5° to +55° C // from 23°F to 131°F)
Compatibility
Bluetooth Smart (compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 and more)
iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets
ApplicationParrot Flower Power
Application compatible with Parrot Flower Power sensors already in use (data are transferred)
The automatic watering can work without the app: the parameters which are appropriate for the majority of plants will then be applied.

ABOUT PARROT
Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals.
The company builds on a common technological expertise to innovate and develop in three primary markets:
Civil drones: With recreational quadricopters and solutions for professional use.
Connected objects: With a focus on audio and gardening.
Automotive: With the most extensive range of hands-free communication and infotainment systems for vehicles on the market.
Headquartered in Paris, Parrot currently employs more than 1.000 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas.
Parrot has been listed on Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO)
For more information, please visit HYPERLINK “http://www.parrot.com” www.parrot.com

First steps with your Parrot Pot

Install your plant.
First remove the central part (soil pot) of the Parrot Pot and remove the tab to activate the 4 AA batteries that are already inserted.
To repot your plant:
Put soil in 1/4 of the Pot.
Note: The botanical encyclopedia available in the Flower Power app can give you advice on the appropriate fertilizer for your plant.
Put your plant on the soil, in the center of the Pot, vertically.
Fill the empty parts with soil (do not put soil above the “Max” mark).
Warning! Make sure you compound the soil correctly in order for the plant to be correctly held and for the water to spread well.
Fill the water tank (2.2 L max).
Pot blinks green until the water reserve is filled and stops when it is.

Tell your Parrot Pot the plant it will monitor.
Download the free Flower Power app on your iOS/Android smartphone or tablet.

Create a plant:
Enter the common or scientific name of the plant and then indicate if the Parrot Pot is inside or outside.
If you don’t know its name a ranking by plant popularity or simple questions about its characteristics will help you identify it.
Activate Bluetooth and associate the plant with your Parrot Pot.

Go about your business… Parrot Pot takes care of everything.
Parrot Pot sensors start recording data after 15 minutes of activation. (The first analysis will come after 24 hours.)
Thanks to the app and Parrot Pot’s knowledge of the plant it is taking care of, it will be able to precisely adapt the watering to the plant’s needs and give it the right quantity of water at the right time. The Parrot Pot will also be able to analyze the crucial factors for healthy growth of the plant in order to provide you with astute and appropriate advice and recommendations.

Good to know! If the Pot is not linked to the app, it will be able to manage the automatic watering of your plant by applying the parameters which are appropriate for the majority of plants. When the level of the water reserve becomes low, a green indicator blinks on the Pot.
When the level of the water reserve becomes low, a green indicator blinks on the Parrot Pot and a notification push is sent via the application to the smartphone/tablet in close proximity.
It blinks red when there is a problem: slowly when batteries are low, quickly if there is a problem in the watering system.

-Brad