Treemetrics releases HarvestSync App at new global HQ launch event
Ireland-headed forestry software pioneers Treemetrics Ltd has announced the official opening of its new global HQ on the South Mall in Cork city, Ireland. Irish Deputy Prime Minister, An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, marked the occasion, as the guest of honour, by unveiling a commemorative plaque and also by launching Treemetrics latest mobile product innovation, the HarvestSync App designed to help make the forestry sector more efficient and sustainable.
Known in the industry as ‘The Google of World (Precision) forestry’, Treemetrics use satellites and digital technologies to help forest owners to better manage, measure and map forests. By using a convergence of technologies, including data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), 3D imaging laser scanners in the forest, as well as, working with the European Space Agency (ESA) for satellite mapping, the company is on a mission to digitally transform the forestry sector.
Forests are the lungs of the earth and we know from many recent scientific sources that forestry has a huge and varied role to play in the mitigation of Climate Change. This is one of the great challenges facing mankind and the use of technology, such as that pioneered by Treemetrics, is essential in optimising the use of forests as a source of sustainable building products, carbon sequestration, and watercourse protection, to name but a few of the well-documented benefits of forestry. I have learned from speaking with the founders that Treemetrics is pursuing many more industry-leading technology developments and the mounting of lidar sensors on harvesting machines will be of particular benefit to the Global Forest Industry, said Irish Deputy Prime Minister, An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney in his address.
The new HarvestSync App officially released during Minister Coveney’s visit, enables automated collection and transmission of key production data from machines working in forests around the world.
2019 has been a year of product refinement. Working with our key clients around the world, such as Ireland’s state forestry company Coillte. We have taken years of software code developments and built it into a pioneering mobile App to enable us to scale rapidly and globally, remarked Enda Keane, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Treemetrics.
Treemetrics now sets into 2020 ready to leverage its reputation and brand recognition in the forest industry and to grow the business in both traditional and also new markets.
Building on the success of our market-leading, cloud-based data platform, ForestHQ, which has led to the digital transformation of the traditional forest industry, we have now perfected a cutting edge App – HarvestSync, which is designed to support Forest owners and managers through enabling the easier collection of data and streaming this onto our ForestHQ platform, explained Enda Keane.
Commenting on the move to larger office premises, as well as opening satellite offices in Naas, Co Kildare, and London, UK, Keane said the these will facilitate the expansion the company is planning in the coming year and beyond, and which will allow better support its “growing list” of international clients.
2020 will be about rapid client acquisition and scaling our platform. Increasing amounts of relevant data from multiple sources, such as earth observation, drone, ground-based lidar, traditional inventory, and harvesting machines can now be processed and analysed in real-time for clients. This means they make informed decisions to reduce costs, increase efficiency and product recovery and therefore maintain and increase profitability, said Enda Keane.
Keane also alluded to the “inevitability” of Treemetrics opening in-market offices in key target regions, such as North and South America, as well as, pending announcements regarding partnership agreements in Oceania.