Join us at Virtual Grower Day April 14

Hosted by Greenhouse Canada & Grow Opportunity magazine, Grower Day comes to a new virtual platform for 2021.

Grower Day on April 14 spotlights all things cannabis cultivation, including trends and issues that impact Canada’s licensed cannabis producers.

Meet with experts and growers from across the country, and discuss the latest in research, technology and production practices.

AirMed seed-to-sale business solutions will be an exhibitor at this event, so drop by our virtual booth to find out more about AirMed Cloud software and our turn-key ecosystem.

For more information visit: Grower Day April 14, 2021

Visit our virtual booth: AirMed at Virtual Grower Day


Quality Assurance in AirMed

AirMed provides licensed producers with a complete framework to establish and validate a quality assurance system.

The AirMed QA system is based on pre-defined North American and European pharmacopeia.

The system tracks testing results for the samples taken at any stage of production and enables shipping of samples to third-party QA labs. Results and certificate of analysis documents are logged and used to determine if the material the sample was derived from is acceptable for sale. Test results are verified by an authorized QA person and a passed or failed status is assigned to each data point. The QA results are maintained in the system and can be referenced at any point to review the values.

From reviewing non-conformance to documenting and communicating findings, AirMed helps you maintain your desired level of quality. Tracking attention to detail for every process gives you total confidence in your product.

For more information about quality assurance in AirMed, schedule a live preview of the software by clicking the Request Demo button at the top of the screen. You can also give us a call at 1-877-313-2442.


How Secure is AirMed Software?

AirMed seed-to-sale software is a Cloud-based platform hosted in a third-party, Tier 3, SSAE 18 SOC1/SOC2 compliant, hardened data center in Canada, and all data remains in Canada. The same data center is used by Canadian banks and government agencies to secure their web-based applications. All data in AirMed is protected by fully managed and monitored enterprise firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems.

All communication between the browser and the server is encrypted using SSL. Sensitive data is additionally encrypted while at rest in the database. When a barcode is scanned, the resulting code is input into a field within the web browser. This data is then encrypted and sent to the server for processing.

Administrators can configure access based on an employee security profile so that individual workers only have access to the functions and data that relates to their job responsibilities. Electronic signatures and multi-factor authentication ensure only authorized users can access information and complete tasks. Full audit trails for every record and every action in the system allows administrators to review changes anywhere at any time.

All data is backed-up both locally in the data centre for near-line recovery and to a secure offsite location in Canada for disaster recovery purposes.

To learn more about AirMed’s privacy and security, contact us today by using the contact form or by clicking the Request Demo button at the top of the screen. You can also give us a call at 1-877-313-2442.


AirMed Ecosystem: Camas Consulting

Camas Consulting works with cannabis businesses to tailor foundational procedures to reflect the culture and vision of the individual business. The Camas team is experienced in navigating the developing and complex cannabis landscape in Canada and offers a variety of consulting packages tailored specifically for cannabis. Camas Consulting helps cannabis businesses grow and thrive.

CANNABIS LICENSING

  • Standard Cultivation Licence
  • Micro-Cultivation Licence
  • Nursery Licence
  • Standard Processing Licence
  • Micro-Processing Licence
  • Retail Cannabis Licence

BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS

  • Community & Government Relations
  • People Operations (HR)
  • Business Development
  • Operational Readiness

For more information visit: camasconsulting.ca


AirMed Ecosystem: Global Payments Realex

With more than 10,000 employees worldwide, Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions. Global Payments technologies, services and employee expertise enable the company to provide a broad range of solutions that allow customers to accept various payment types and operate their businesses more efficiently across a variety of distribution channels.

During these unprecedented times, businesses are looking for ways to protect their revenue stream so we've seen a huge shift in companies moving towards virtual payments and online processing. Jeff Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Global Payments, made the following statement recently.

Our top priority during this worldwide crisis remains the health and safety of our team members, customers, partners, and the communities in which we live and work. We are all working together to fight the spread of the Coronavirus while operating our businesses as usual despite the circumstances. These efforts position Global Payments and our customers to weather near term disruptions and emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.

We’re steadfast in our commitment to our customers and will continue to keep you updated with supportive resources to help you connect with your customers at every point of commerce with as little friction as possible. And our family of brands is dedicated to helping you and your communities. If you need something from us during this especially difficult time, please just ask.

We are all in this together, and we will get through this together. Thank you for placing your trust in Global Payments.

For more information visit: Global Payments And while there, check out Global Payment's Covid-19 resources including a guide to no-contact commerce.


AirMed Recognized as Underlying Technology Software for Cannabis Sector

In a recent article by venture capital company Canopy Rivers, AirMed was recognized as one of the foundation vendors of seed-to-sale software. In a 'market insights" post, Ben Futoriansky, an Associate in Business Development at Canopy Rivers, described specialized cannabis technology suppliers as "picks & shovels" for the sector.

"The sector-agnostic use case of many technology-driven innovations has led to software becoming the foundation in various industries. Following decades of prohibition and patchwork regulations, many established software solutions have not yet been applied to the cannabis sector. This has paved the way for specialized cannabis..."

To read the full article, visit Canopy Rivers.


AirMed Ecosystem: Northernblock

Northernblock helps clients launch blockchain applications into production that will deliver short and long-term value. Consulting services include blockchain business modelling, value proposition & product vision, go-to-market strategy, and funding & staffing for incubated businesses. Full-stack development includes developing and implementing private and consortium blockchains to manage immutable data, dApp building, smart contract design, website development, and blockchain + IoT integration.

Building blockchain solutions that drive REAL value: elegant, production-grade blockchain solutions for businesses of all sizes, from large enterprises to early-stage ventures. By developing a deep understanding of your business, Northernblock makes sure the technology will deliver the utmost value to you.

For more information visit: Northernblock.ca


Implementing AirMed in Your Facility

As a cloud-based platform, AirMed does not require expensive dedicated hardware to operate. Producers are free to use any computing device that supports a web browser. As a result, set up consists mainly of configuring the software to meet your needs. The rest of the time involves learning to use the system and getting your employees up and running.

When you have completed your training, the next step is to configure your Live Production environment.
After you’ve configured and tested your system, it’s time to train other users (your workers) to use AirMed. Once users have been set up as Employees with usernames and passwords, they can access the AirMed Learn environment, which includes various training resources.

Employees can take additional training at a later date to develop skills for different areas of the system — in fact, anyone with access to AirMed can use the Learn environment at any time to learn about new features or refresh their knowledge.

When workers have completed training, you can configure their access to the system and they can get to work.

With AirMed you can implement only the functionality you need right now. For example, you can start by implementing the AirMed Grow module, then when you expand your operation, you add modules that meet your current needs for performing extractions, packaging for provincial sales, selling to medical patients or whatever your business entails.

Of course you will need some equipment in your facility such as weight scales, barcode scanners, and printers. You can choose whatever equipment you wish, but you can also use the AirMed Ecosystem.

To help our clients cultivate success, AirMed has developed strategic partnerships with leading vendors of seed-to-sale production equipment. Our AirMed Ecosystem lets you purchase hardware and software in a turn-key solution for your cannabis business.

We recognize that there is a dizzying selection of products to serve cannabis businesses. To assist our clients, we’ve scoured the market for industry-leading equipment that will help you operate at peak potential.
Each product selected for the AirMed Ecosystem is carefully chosen based on its ability to provide value, lower production costs and increase competitiveness for AirMed customers.

You create the package that’s right for you from pre-configured hardware and software. To learn more about the AirMed Ecosystem, visit the Ecosystem page.

Ready to learn more about AirMed and to create the ideal technology ecosystem for your cannabis business? Click the Request Demo button at the top of the screen. You can also call 1-877-313-2442 or email info@airmed.ca.


AirMed Ecosystem: Timbergrove

Timbergrove has been improving business productivity for almost a decade. Timbergrove understands the cost of ERP disjunction. Lack of integration among business processes slows the ability to make critical business decisions. Manual processes are difficult to scale and lack visibility for stakeholders.

An IBM Advanced Business Partner, Timbergrove applies user-centered design to integrate hardware and software to solve complex business problems using enterprise asset management, business process management, service-oriented architecture, big data analytics and IoT.

The team at Timbergrove is expert at enabling automation and providing a view into formerly manual business processes — allowing decision-makers to control, measure and improve KPIs.

For more information visit: Timbergrove.com


AirMed Ecosystem: Darwin Chambers

Darwin Chambers designs, manufacturers and installs controlled environmental chambers that offer precise control of temperature, humidity, gas, and lighting. Stock and custom chambers with highly energy efficient components are available for a wide variety of applications including cannabis production. Certified technicians recommend solutions and provide critical support.

The drying process is critical to maintaining proper levels of cannabinoids and preventing mold and mildew. Darwin Chambers provides cannabis drying rooms designed for the replicable drying of cannabis. The company manufactures and installs cannabis drying rooms that can vary temperature, additive humidity, and dehumidification at programmed (ramped) levels. This enables lot-to-lot consistency whether the drying happens in humid, coastal areas or dry, high altitude areas. Product can also be stored long term with precise levels of humidity to prevent mold or brittleness. Darwin utilizes a proprietary method of cooling, the PFTCU, (precision fluid temperature control unit) to precisely control temperature. Unlike typical refrigeration units, the PFTCU enables fast replacement (30 minutes) of all cooling components as well as redundancy when ordered as such. Exclusive Antimicrobial Coating on door handle to reduce the spread of bacteria and pathogens. Stable temperature preserves cannabinoids well. Low light levels are also important for proper drying of grown plants. Darwin Chambers offers options to control light levels along with many other chamber options including: Black out strip curtains (to prevent unwanted light infiltration when people must enter the chamber), data loggers, chart recorders, shelving and curing racks.

Darwin Chambers are ideal for cannabis production, and AirMed is proud to be the exclusive representative for Darwin Chambers in Canada.

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


AirMed Ecosystem: Zebra Printers

Zebra engineers scanners, mobile computers, tablets and printers with one purpose: to help you perform even better. As the pioneer at the edge of the enterprise, Zebra products, software, services, analytics and solutions are used to intelligently connect people, assets and data.

Keeping your operations running smoothly and efficiently is your top priority. You rely on printers and tools that are dependable, durable, easy to use and don’t require much space. Zebra’s desktop printers are compact, simple to operate, reliable and cost effective. And, they leverage Zebra’s long history of innovation and industry-leading capabilities.

A global leader in UHF RFID print and encode technologies, Zebra delivers innovative encoding solutions to meet tomorrow’s application needs today. Developed on a globally recognized brand, Zebra leads the industry with a broad product portfolio that spreads across industrial, desktop and card printers and supports wide ranging applications across a variety of markets.

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


New AirMed version lays groundwork for October 17 Cannabis Act changes

A new version of AirMed seed-to-sale software was released October 16, 2019. This is a substantial build that lays the groundwork for the October 17 changes to the Cannabis Act and CTLS reporting.

The new version offers significant updates to the Received Products section of the cloud-based application including the ability to receive into the facility any type of product (edibles are coming soon) either bulk or packaged. The system now allows product to be transferred to a processor and packaged up, then the packaged material can be received back into the facility.

For received products, users now have the ability to add items to an existing lot, back-date inventory adds, and update finished/unfinished designation for new Health Canada regulations. We’ve also added an extraction material type category for new Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS) reporting requirements, plus the ability to move all plants in batch and print a timeline report for batch details.

If you are a current AirMed customer, please explore the new features in your sandbox service, and let us know if you have any questions by contacting your customer service representative.

If you are a future AirMed customer and would like more information, please contact your sales representative by calling (877) 313-2442.


AirMed Ecosystem: Stover Cannabis Labeling Products

A division of Stover Manufacturing, Cannabis Labeling Products offers thermal tagging for small to large cannabis growing or cultivation operations. The CannaTag Printing System saves time, money and valuable resources when it comes to mandated compliant labeling requirements. Horticultural-grade products include modified thermal printers and high-quality weather proof thermal tag and labels.

Stover Custom Cannabis Tagging Solutions combine high-volume custom-made thermal tag printers with industry-leading durable plant tags and labels made specifically for commercial cannabis growers and dispensary operations.

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


AirMed Ecosystem: Instrumental Software Solutions from TALtech

TAL Technologies is a leading provider of data acquisition and barcoding software for process control, scientific research, retail & warehouse and more. WinWedge is data collection software for serial devices, including meters, balances, scales or any RS232 instrument. Capture data directly to any Windows application or web page and even automate and control your device through hot keys, buttons, or DDE.

WinWedge easily collects data from balances, gauges, meters, sensors, micrometers, barcode scanners, GPS, PLCs, analyzers and other measuring devices and laboratory instruments. It can send the data directly into any Windows program and is designed to be highly flexible and can easily parse, filter and format your device data to fit your project’s requirements. It can also transmit prompts or commands through the serial port to control your instruments. Think of WinWedge as an easily customizable serial I/O device driver.

AirMed is working with TALtech to offer clients WinWedge technology that’s compatible with a wide range of devices, including:

  • Balances & Scales
  • Micrometers
  • Gauges
  • GPS Receivers
  • Barcode Scanners
  • Calipers
  • and more…

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


AirMed Ecosystem: Quality & Compliance Management from Isolocity

Isolocity and AirMed have teamed up to offer clients seed-to-sale quality and compliance management.

AirMed and Isolocity are working together to offer cannabis producers quality and compliance management. In the highly regulated cannabis industry, quality management and meeting compliance are critical. Isolocity helps organizations adapt, automate and grow to meet the needs of industry regulations. Isolocity offers a full compliance system that’s affordable for small to medium sized businesses and includes automated risk management, employee competency test builder, batch records, document control and more.

The compliance management software is built with good manufacturing practice (GMP) principles in mind to help meet Health Canada regulations for cannabis growers and processors.

Isolocity makes ISO 9001:2015 compliance simple by automating labour-intensive processes. The QMS software helps you improve consistency in production and guides you through your ISO 9001 certification.

The risk management module includes planning with HACCP and PFMEA. Easily plan, initiate, and prioritize actions to minimize hazards and failure in your production.
Isolocity is paperless, cloud-based software that helps eliminate the labor involved in quality and compliance management. Seamless coordination between system and users gets quality scores where you want them to be.

Isolocity provides a faster, more efficient way to decrease cost, drive more value from the quality system, and achieve compliance.

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


AirMed Ecosystem: Pathogen Detection from PathSensors

AirMed and PathSensors are working together to offer an innovative and cost-effective solution for pathogen detection and treatment with unparalleled control and precision to drive higher revenue. CANARY (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields) is a cell-based biosensor technology that delivers extremely rapid detection of pathogens at previously unseen levels of sensitivity and specificity. Originally developed by scientists at MIT Lincoln Laboratories to combat bioterrorism threats, the CANARY technology has been adapted by PathSensors for applications in agriculture and food safety.

PathSensors’ BioFlash® Biological Identifier is highly-portable and incorporates a high-volume, high-performance aerosol sampler for indoor/outdoor applications. Incorporating the CANARY® technology, the BioFlash® Biological Identifier provides rapid, sensitive and specific identification of biological threat agents and other pathogens including toxins.

The Zephyr Pathogen Identifier uses CANARY® detection technology to screen for pathogens in liquid and powder samples. The Zephyr platform is ideal for users who need rapid, accurate results, and who test lower volumes of samples (<40 tests/day).

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem


AirMed Ecosystem: Environmental Scanning from SensorInsight

Cannabis crops require a precise balance of light, temperature, CO2, water, and soil conditions to thrive and produce maximum yields in both quantity and quality. Growers need a fiscally sustainable way to manage and scale their operations while tracking and adjusting overall growing conditions.

SensorInsight and AirMed have collaborated to provide a precision, indoor growing solution, offering hardware configuration, data integration, and analytics.

Our goal is to create the optimal connected grow operation and improve crop decision-making using real-time environmental data. All sensors and kits come preconfigured to send data automatically to the SensorInsight platform and into the AirMed cloud. Monthly data fees include access to the platform for review with support for setting up users, dashboards, and alerts on your growing needs. Installation support and solution deployment services are available.

For more information about the AirMed Ecosystem and all our partners visit our partner page: AirMed Ecosystem