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New Zealand 31/08/2020

Compac's UltraView inspection module awarded NZ Hi-Tech Award

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UltraView by Compac has won the 2020 New Zealand Hi-Tech Award for Most Innovative Agritech Solution. UltraView is a groundbreaking inspection module launched by the company in late 2019.


The annual NZ Hi-Tech Awards celebrate excellence within New Zealand’s hi-tech industry. This year's awards gathering was virtual due to COVID-19 with a large audience coming togerher remotely on the evening of August 21 via a live stream. The Awards’ 70 judges, from New Zealand and many other nations, said the caliber of this year’s entries was at an all-time high.


Nigel Beach, Compac’s VP and Head of Research and Development in Onehunga, Auckland, said, “It is exhilarating to see Compac recognized on a platform as prestigious as the Hi-Tech Awards. I am excited to be part of a team that continues to help shape the future of the agritech industry both in New Zealand and on the world stage. Congratulations to everyone who worked on the UltraView project – this award is recognition of your hard work and dedication and you should be very proud of what you have achieved.”


Fruit picking and sorting seasons can be very short, requiring a huge amount of work to be done quickly. This demands sophisticated and robust sorting technologies. UltraView is a Compac’s solutions that provide this. Its unique advantage lies in the reliable detection of defects in fresh produce, which would otherwise be difficult or impossible to detect due to their shape and/or location.


The UltraView module contains a dedicated set of high-resolution multi-spectral (color and infrared) cameras and LED lights which are located close to the fruit, parallel to the direction of its movement. In this position, the UltraView cameras generate good quality images for accurate inspection of the fruit’s stem bowl and tip regions, which simultaneously will help to minimize food waste and increase the yields of producers.


Compac provides integrated post-harvest solutions and services to the global fresh produce industry using the world's most advanced grading technology. The company operates centers of excellence, regional offices and manufacturing locations within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, Australasia and Africa.

For more information about the company, visit their website.


Compac is a member of the TOMRA Group that provides technology-led solutions, which enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems that optimize resource recovery and minimize waste in the food, recycling and mining industries.

Find here for further information about TOMRA.



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