January 26, 2018 - On January 13th, the ‘Harvest Vision’ team took first place in Hawaii’s first ever agriculture-tech hackathon: AGathon.
Oceanit teamed up with Kauai Coffee Company and Kamehameha Schools to develop an innovation that can ‘see’ the ripeness of coffee cherries utilizing an artificial intelligence microchip. By determining ripeness, Harvest Vision could improve Kauai Coffee’s harvest values by more than a quarter million dollars per harvest.
November 3, 2017 - High schoolers, Dayevin Bunao and Kayla Diniega, started off as students studying coding through a series of classes that use “Altino” robotic cars as a platform to teach multiple coding languages such as Android, Arduino, and C++. From there, they became mentors, and in the case of Kayla, taught teachers coding as her summer job.
September 21, 2017 - We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Oceanit $100,000 to develop a nontoxic coating for use in water pipeline repair. The innovation will advance from the business’ EverPel coating, a nanotechnology-based treatment that prevents and protects existing pipelines from corrosion.
September 20, 2017 - Oceanit is using the robotic teaching platform, Altino, to help inmates from the Halawa Correctional Facility learn how to code. Inmates now have resources to a multitude of languages such as Android, Arduino, and C++. By using a robotic car, they can learn through exercises that are interactive, motivating, and fun.
September 14, 2017 - Oceanit spinout, Ibis Networks, received a new investing partnership with Hawaii-based Reef Capital Ventures.
Ibis Networks CEO, Michael Pfeffer, said the investment will help the company expand its capacity to commercialize its technology. "This is an essential piece to our growth strategy that will allow Ibis to continue adding value and playing an increasingly pivotal role in the energy management and automation industry," he said in a statement.