Made in France by Fruition Sciences’ partner Force-A, the multiplex sensor is a non-destructive hand-held sensor that uses light to excite specific molecules within the plant tissues.
Figure 1: The Multiplex sensor scanning a cluster
Multiplex also records GPS locations of each measurement. This enables users to locate measurement points and create a map if needed.
The Multiplex sensor has mostly been used by universities in the past and many academic papers have been written as a result. Recently Fruition Sciences started to distribute Multiplex in the US in order to provide this unique ability to analyze berry maturity.
Fruition Sciences offers two separate Multiplex services. These include:
- Multiplex Signature which measures total anthocyanin accumulation within the berry skin from veraison on.
- Multiplex Map which analyzes spatial distribution of total anthocyanin within a vineyard.
You can also find a video about Multiplex here.
At Fruition Sciences, we acknowledge uniqueness, natural abilities and potential growth for plants and people. While respecting tradition, we provide winemakers with a highly integrated, terroir and vintage specific, data driven web application.