The system, named Driwater, can provide up to 90 days of irrigation (sourced from one litre of water), to plants that are subject to extreme conditions.
The product, which has been successfully used in the commercial landscaping industry, has been used in areas where water is scarce.
The product has already demonstrated its abilities in planting and maintaining forests in the Sahara desert in Egypt and the Gobi desert in China, explains PIA's Ian Loots.
"We see potential for this product in the stabilisation of mine dumps, urban greening, establishing urban agriculture and opening up agricultural opportunities where water is scarce," he states.
The arid nature of sub-Saharan Africa would benefit from the implementation of the Driwater system because of its potential to assist in drought relief.
Moreover, the system can be applied in the maintenance of pot-plants in large corporations where the technology can be used to eliminate the risk of over- or under-watering.
While Loots hopes to establish a manufacturing facility for the system, he perceives potential for the creation of entrepreneurial companies to maintain the system in these instances.
The eighteen-year-old company develops and manufactures products for the irrigation industry.
Its most recent invention, a sensor that monitors temperature and humidity for environmental control in greenhouses, was completed at the end of last month.
In addition to this application for greenhouses, is a solar irradiance measurement system which the company hopes to have completed in the next few months.
The Aquarius control system, an electronic development that can be applied to irrigation and fertigation, or nutrient dosing, was developed by PIA.
This system has proved to be successful in the Western Cape agricultural and greenhouse/tunnel industry.
Similar products have been manufactured for commercial landscaping and municipal-environment markets.
The Aquarius system can compete with international products because it offers a degree of flexibility and protection against the elements.
"We believe the system has a great future both locally and internationally as there are few similar products with the same degree of flexibility and ability competing in this market," Loots observes.
PIA hopes to expand the markets for its products by establishing distribution networks locally and internationally. However, it has to expand its manufacturing capacity to achieve this. The industry has historically been dominated by imports from Israel, for the agricultural market, and the US and Holland, for the landscaping and greenhouse industries respectively.
As a result of the idiosyncrasies of Southern African conditions and the lack of regard for local technology, PIA assumed the task of developing these technological applications for the local market.