Annual Awards Program Recognizes Innovation in Agricultural & Food Technologies Around the Globe
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global agricultural and food technology markets, today announced that California-based food-tech start-up Qcify has been selected as winner of the "AI-based AgTech Innovation of the Year" award in the 2022 AgTech Breakthrough Awards. In 2021, Qcify was awarded "Post Harvest Monitoring Solution of the Year" by AgTech Breakthrough.
Having production go smoothly and quickly is crucial when the product helps keep an international supply chain moving. The QcifEye from Qcify is a highly efficient solution that carries its tasks out quickly, so companies don't run into problems with their production. As the QcifEye is data driven, everything can be measured. This helps it adapt to changes more quickly, creating more reliability.
The QcifEye AI Sensor monitors quality and detects impurities automatically. 24/7 objective monitoring allows for optimized line control. The QcifEye AI Sorter can also be attached in order to pick out impurities from the processing line.
While the QcifEye's algorithms are extremely advanced, the user-facing side is very intuitive. The real power of the AI is that it does all its work behind the scenes. Additionally, the QcifEye is easy to use. There are no moving parts, resulting in lower maintenance costs.
"It's wonderful to win another AgTech Breakthrough award. From day one, Qcify has always strived to improve our sector and our product. That's why we regularly re-calibrate our machines for existing customers, and also constantly innovate our hardware and software," said Raf Peeters, Founder, and CEO of Qcify. "Our point of departure for the QcifEye was, how can we bring out tools that generate actionable data for our sector? Data can be used not only to analyze quality, but also to improve processes. So we're proud of this in-line machine that collects data, complementing our previous quality control machine."
The mission of the annual AgTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry's most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of agricultural and food technology categories, including Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based agricultural technologies, farm management, indoor farming, food quality, data analytics and many more. This year's program attracted more than 1,600 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.
"The pandemic has exacerbated a major labor shortage and this is only becoming more prevalent in food and agriculture. For that reason food processors across the globe are having to implement more and more non-manual processes and AI sorters to replace hand pickers. Also, when it comes to quality control, timing is key," said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director, AgTech Breakthrough. "The QcifEye delivers incredible quality, helps processes stay on time, and allows for a great user experience. Congratulations for the second year in a row - this time being our pick for 'AI-based AgTech Innovation of the Year.'"
About AgTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the AgTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in agricultural & food technologies, services, companies, and products around the world. The AgTech Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of AgTech companies and solutions in categories including farm management, indoor farming, FoodTech, automation, IoT and robotics, FoodTech, analytics, and more. For more information visit AgTechBreakthrough.com.
Qcify is a dynamic young company built on decades of industry expertise. The Qcify systems employ Silicon Valley technology to bring much-needed quality control to the global food industry. Qcify's fully automated vision systems provide users with highly accurate digital reporting, and the revolutionary network-effect approach improves the experience for every existing customer with every new unit deployed. Product data derived from Qcify systems has many applications that can help optimize processing lines and manage inventory.
For more information about Qcify and its products reach out at (833) 724-3948 or [email protected]
Bryan Vaugh, AgTech Breakthrough, 949.529.4120, [email protected]
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