Hotraco Agri Wins VIV Innovation Award with New Fortica03 July 2014
NETHERLANDS - On the last day of the VIV Europe 2014, Diederik Fetter, director of Hotraco Group, was handed the Innovation Award 'Housing and Farming' by the jury for the revolutionary and innovative Fortica touch-screen poultry house computer.
Completely different from earlier platforms and existing technologies, Hotraco Agri sets a new standard in design, versatility, computing power and user-friendliness with the Fortica. Based on more than 40 years of experience in the poultry sector and the proven technology of the existing Orion computer, Hotraco Agri has focussed on improving a number of facets to produce an extremely high degree of reliability.
The fully intuitive touch screen operation is revolutionary. It’s design can be customised by the user and is similar to a smartphone or tablet interface. A 3-D overview of the housing can be compiled with the aid of clear symbols. All texts can be configured and the computer can be set up in any language - even Chinese. The result is an extremely user-friendly and clear poultry computer which, thanks to a PC application, can also be accessed via the Internet any time and place, thus making it possible for the user to access and retrieve all the information on the housing.
This completely renewed and innovative touch screen poultry computer by Hotraco Agri gives the user complete control over all housing processes such as climate, feed and water, egg flow and animal weighing. The new PC management programme enables users to optimise the living conditions of the animals as well as achieve considerable cost savings by reducing energy consumption, feed and labour.