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chips

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Wednesday, May 25th 2005, 10:40am

Satellite irrigation controler/timer

On a recent PBS broadcast the host spoke of a new generation of controllers that will learn of changing weather conditions via satellite. In other words, the controller will learn of pending rain and shut down the irrigation system. I believe he spoke of three manufacturers. Is anyone familiar with this topic?

LakeviewWaterBoy

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Location: USA

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Sunday, October 23rd 2005, 6:49am

We are using a Signature series, Constallation, satellite sytem, covering several hundreds of acres, including golf, cemeteries, and parks throughout our city. We have weather stations that indeed assist us in the operation of our irrigation. While I am not familar with all of the current systems our system is new and we are learning a great deal about the management of ourr system and realizing the benefit of intelligent design and and operating systems. If I can be of help I will and feel free to post your questions as to the nature of your inquiry, both of us may learn something.
Cheers!

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Sunday, October 23rd 2005, 1:12pm

Toro sells an Intelli-Sense line of controllers that will receive information on a daily basis to adjust irrigation scheduling.
http://www.toro.com/irrigation/res/smturfcont/intelli/index.html

Tom

Supreme Member

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Monday, October 24th 2005, 4:11pm

weathermatic.com

Tom

Supreme Member

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Monday, October 24th 2005, 4:13pm

The weathermatic unit has its own onsite weather monitor. Seems more reliable than a system via satellite.

Irritrol has a unit which utilizies satellites

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