For our customers it won't come as a surprise that GGS is always striving to help our customers explore ways to make their businesses more profitable. Experimenting with new technology is one way that we help our customers.
Recently we decided to enter the exciting world of RC Drones.
Location, location, location. Doesn’t tell the whole story does it? Getting the customers in the door requires more than just setting up in a high traffic location. Keeping them coming back is where you really unleash the power of WoW.
WoW provides a total customer experience. WoW defines a Garden Center’s personality.
We have been posting a lot about Google Glass, and how it can help in business - specifically in greenhouses, retail garden centers, and in our own manufacturing plant. We were lucky to be invited into the Glass Explorer Program early, and have been testing the device since last year.
AUSTIN, TEXAS — April 2, 2014 Austin, Texas-based LED lighting manufacturer Illumitex, Inc. has partnered with world-class greenhouse manufacturer GGS Structures Inc. of Ontario, Canada. The strategic alliance between the two companies will combine the most innovative horticultural lighting available with a greenhouse industry giant known the world over. The new team will provide complete growing solutions to all horticulture markets including vegetable, flower and medicinal cannabis in both greenhouse and controlled environment agriculture applications.
As you may have read, GGS has acquired the Google Glass, and will be looking into its applications in both our customers’ greenhouses, and our own manufacturing plant. Here are some observations and interesting features of the device thus far.
Wink to Snap a Photo
You can Wink to take a picture. It takes a picture instantaneously, even when the screen is off. This is an insanely useful (if a little worrisome) feature that has many business uses. You basically have a handsfree camera equipped at all times. I can see many uses for this in the greenhouse – if you’re up on a ladder and see a part that needs replacing, you can Wink to snap the picture, then using voice commands, send the picture to the person in charge of purchasing. This is all done without your hands, freeing them up for other tasks. The camera can also take HD video – all you need to say is “ok glass, record a video.”
Google Glass is yet unreleased, but we've been writing about the future and how greenhouse growers could benefit from such a device. Today, we're very excited to announce that Google has recognized our passion for innovation, and has sent us a developer version of Google Glass!