New high-tech irrigation controls

Features - Irrigation

Step up your irrigation systems by adding some of these smart controllers.

January 2, 2018

Hunter HPC Face Panel

The pitch: The HPC face panel brings Pro-C modular and fixed station controls into the world of Wi-Fi irrigation management.

  • Hydrawise technology offers automatic watering schedule updates based on real-time climate data.
  • The EPA WaterSense-approved system delivers instant alerts to contractors in the event of a problem in the system.
  • To install, swap out the dial face panel with the new touch-screen HPC.

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IrriGreen Genius Controller

The pitch: IrriGreen brings precise end-to-end digital control to smart sprinkler heads.

  • With mapping points set on the IrriGreen mobile app, it continuously adjusts astream direction and distance up to 437 times per rotation.
  • It calculates and controls the exact number of inches applied and gallons of water used.
  • It’s compatible with IrriGreen Genius Sprinklers, mechanical heads and drip irrigation.

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Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

The pitch: This Wi-Fi Rachio controller makes smart watering work for you and your customers.

  • Rachio integrations make it easy to upgrade your customers to a product that works with favorite smart home platforms.
  • There are no recurring fees for either you or the homeowner at any time.
  • The controller fearures two ports for rain, freeze and flow sensors and a dedicated master valve terminal.

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Rain Bird ESP-SMTe

The pitch: The Rain Bird ESP-SMTe combines simple programming with the accuracy of weather-based control.

  • To program, simply input a few key details, such as ZIP code, allowed watering days and the plant/soil type for each zone.
  • Using its tipping rain bucket, the ESP-SMTe measures instantaneous rainfall amounts, determines the effective rainfall and calculates exactly how much to adjust your watering schedule to prevent over- and under-watering.
  • The ESP-SMTe’s memory uses over 8 years of historical weather data along with onsite rainfall and temperature information to adjust the watering schedule on a daily basis.
  • From there, the ESP-SMTe waters only when the landscape requires it, for water savings of up to 30 percent.

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Toro SMRT Logic internet gateway

The pitch: Get remote access and control of your Irritrol and Toro irrigation controller through the internet.

  • Secure and consistent 900MHz communication with 3X the range of Wi-Fi.
  • Access to your landscape through your smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • Compatible with the full line of Irritrol and Toro irrigation controllers.

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