DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 26, 2014) - ATI AirTest Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AAT) is pleased to announce that it has upgraded one of the Company's sensor products, which is designed to control the levels of CO2 in hydroponic growing environments. This results in stimulating plant photosynthesis and metabolism. The upgraded model is targeting the participants in the marijuana medical access program (MMAP) allowing them to maintain more consistent CO2 levels to induce more rapid plant growth and budding. This will result in increased crop yields and reduced growing times of 10% to 30%.
The emerging MMAP multibillion-dollar industry will offer significant potential growth in sales of products that are considered an integral part of the growing process. AirTest not only has years of experience in the development and sale of CO2 sensors and controllers, but the Company has also considerable experience in developing products specifically for the Controlled Environmental Agricultural (CEA) applications where many different types of crops can benefit from CO2 control optimization.
According to George Graham, President and Chief Executive Officer of AirTest, "Prior to the upgrade we sold more than 14,000 units to hydroponic producers throughout North America." Graham added "Canada and the United States are currently undergoing medical marijuana reform which opens a substantial market for our redesigned product."
The unit designated as the "PPM1400" consists of two components, a CO2 sensor that is placed on a wall in the production area and a 110 Volt plug-in controller. The controller regulates the required CO2 which originates from bottled gas, dry ice or a CO2 generator, so that CO2 concentrations are maintained at the ideal growing level. The PM1400 is easy to install and operate, and very affordably priced.
About AirTest: In addition to supplying products used in the hydroponics industry, AirTest Technologies (www.airtest.com) is a Green-Tech company specializing in sensors that improve commercial building operating efficiency and at the same time create energy savings.
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