Timbeter is a digital solution designed to streamline the process of timber measurement and data management throughout the timber supply chain, providing accurate information related to the origin of timber. It uses AI to measure the volume of timber, count logs, and detect log diameters using photos taken with a smart device. This technology provides a more efficient, accurate, and transparent method of measuring timber compared to traditional manual measurement techniques.

Easy Engineering: What are the ranges of products and what types of services do you offer?

Timbeter’s platform allows for the real-time overview of measurements and the truck movements, which can be easily shared and accessed by various stakeholders in the timber industry, such as forest managers, timber harvesting companies, and sawmills. This facilitates fully transparent supply chain management, inventory control, and compliance with forestry regulations like for example EUDR.

The system is designed to reduce time and labor costs associated with timber measurement, enhance the accuracy of measurements, improve the traceability of timber supplies, and assist in sustainable forest management practices by providing detailed data on harvested timber.

E.E: Which are the most innovative products / solutions and what special features do they have?

Timbeter is a technology solution in the forestry sector that enhances productivity, sustainability, and efficiency. It offers functionalities suitable for various forestry subsectors and production chain stages. Key features include diameter, contour, truck, and density measurements for quick and accurate data gathering, a dashboard for real-time data access and sharing, logistics tracking, panorama mode for measuring large log piles and possibility to detect duplicates for accurate inventories. Advanced features cater to specific industry needs, such as loading tool and diameter profiles, QR code detection for enhanced data personalization and many other​​.

E.E: How do your best products / solutions work?

Data is being collected using the Timbeter application to make the measurements pile using a smartphone or a tablet. The application captures images of logs in various configurations, whether they are in a pile, on a truck, or container. Once the photograph is taken, the app uses AI to analyze the image. It identifies each log within the pile, measures the diameters of the logs, counts the number of logs, and calculates the volume of the timber. 

All the measurements and data collected by the app are stored in the cloud providing real-time overview and easy data sharing and management. Users can generate reports, export data to other systems, and analyze historical data to make informed decisions. Additionally, each measurement and the truck route is tagged with GPS location data, providing precise information on the logs’ location, which aids in traceability, inventory management, and verifying the legality of the timber.

Timbeter also offers customization options to meet specific user needs, including setting specific log species, density values, and price lists for accurate valuation. It can be integrated with other systems through an API, allowing for seamless data flow between Timbeter and other management or reporting tools.

E.E: In what types of projects do clients use your products / solutions?

Timbeter is widely adopted in the forestry industry by different segments, starting from the private forest owners until the large manufacturers. Its primary applications span across forest inventory management, logging operations, and sawmill operations, enhancing efficiency and accuracy in measuring and managing timber. The technology also plays a crucial role in transportation and logistics, ensuring the accurate tracking and delivery of timber resources. In the realm of trade and export, Timbeter facilitates the documentation process, providing reliable measurements and photographic evidence of timber volumes. This tool is instrumental in promoting sustainability and compliance with environmental regulations by offering precise data on timber volumes and forest resources. Additionally, it serves research and development initiatives aimed at improving forestry practices and assessing the impact of logging on ecosystems. 

E.E: How important is innovation / R&D in your field?

Innovation and Research & Development are fundamental to Timbeter’s approach, driving its technology forward in a sector that increasingly relies on digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. The company’s core offering, a digital timber measurement solution, necessitates ongoing technological advancement to enhance the accuracy of its image recognition and machine learning algorithms. This is critical not only for adapting to diverse timber types and environmental conditions but also for maintaining market leadership as digital adoption grows within the forestry sector.

E.E: How do your products /solutions increase profitability for users?

Timbeter boosts profitability by revolutionizing timber measurement and management with its precise and easy-to-use technology, reducing human error and saving time. This enables more accurate inventory management and informed decision-making for logistics, sales and production. It streamlines data collection and reporting, enhancing operational efficiency and compliance with standards like EUDR through better traceability and transparency. This transparency fosters stakeholder trust and opens new market opportunities. Additionally, Timbeter optimizes load planning, reducing transportation costs, and its cloud-based platform facilitates cost-effective remote management of timber assets.

E.E: How can clients sustainably use your products / solutions?

Clients can use Timbeter for sustainable forestry by integrating it for digital forest management, enabling precise inventory and monitoring for informed harvesting. This minimizes waste and conserves resources by optimizing log use. Timbeter also boosts transparency and traceability, aiding in sustainable sourcing and combating illegal logging. The technology supports data-driven decisions for better forestry practices and sustainability. Additionally, optimizing logistics with Timbeter reduces transportation’s carbon footprint, while transparent data sharing with communities fosters trust in sustainable forestry efforts.

E.E: How is AI affecting your field of activity?

AI significantly enhances Timbeter’s mission to improve forestry’s transparency, sustainability, and efficiency. By using AI for timber volume and log measurements, Timbeter aims to combat illegal logging by providing efficient solutions for law enforcement agencies.  By ensuring traceability of timber, environmental sustainability is being supported.

E.E: How do you see the future in your field?

Timbeter is set for growth in the forestry sector, with prospects for wider global adoption fueled by the demand for efficient and sustainable practices. AI and machine learning enhancements will improve species identification, defect detection, and yield predictions. As a key player in sustainability, Timbeter aids in meeting new regulations, certification standards and increasing sector transparency. 

E.E: What are the business plans for 2024?

For 2024 we see growth in all target markets. We look for further expansion especially in Latin-America and Europe and in addition to the private sector and also in the public sector.