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Managing IPCs in IMS

The concept of spares enables you to hold surplus IPCs on farm, which are assigned in IMS ready to swap out for non-functioning units as required.The management of these Spares in IMS includes creation, deployment and replacement. For more detail see the full application note.Creating a Sprinkler or SpareClick Farm Settings (cog on the farm

IPC Status Indicators in IMS

For more detail see the full application noteThe following is a summary of the colour codes used in IMS to display IPCs, points of interest, sensors and other devices.

Working with IPCs using IMS

For more detail see the full application note.If you have IMS installed on your farm site you can now use your phone, tablet or computer to monitor and control your IPCs. Many of the functions performed from an EP3 or INC are now available from IMS.IPC CommandsSelect Sprinklers from the farm card.Select the IPC of

Importing and Exporting using IMS

For more detail see the full application note.ExportingCreating an SD card for use in an EP3Click the Farm Settings (cog on the farm card) > Advanced > Export > Export full configuration of the site (podlist & schedules)A zip file (“site.zip”) will be saved to your downloads folderSave, extract and transfer to SD cardSave the

Adding IMS to the Home Screen on your Phone

For more detail see the full application note. iPhones and iPads (iOS devices) Open Safari and go to ims.qtech.co.nz Tap the Share arrow > Add to Home Screen Name the bookmark “IMS” > Add There will now be a new icon on your home screen, which will take you straight to the IMS site. Android

Defining an Alert Notification in IMS

For more detail see the full application note. The following are the two main parts for configuring an alert notification in IMS: What condition generates the alert From your IMS home screen select the more menu (three vertical dots), choose Manage Alerts, then Create Alert Event Configure the Alert Event as desired and then select

Pre-Season Checks for IPCs with Cloud IMS

This application note describes a method for identifying IPCs that may need servicing. This is ideal for pre-season checks, but the method is equally valid at any time.Important Consideration when looking at Battery or IPC ReplacementIf an IPC has had limited sun exposure over winter, the battery charge % may be low. As we move

Irrigation Product Application Notes

Changing Schedules using the EP3

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide. Before performing field work ensure the following: Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3 EP3 time is set correctly Identify Schedules to be Modified Insert the appropriate

IPC Troubleshooting using an EP3

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the EP3 user guide.Before performing field work ensure the following:Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3EP3 time is set correctlySites with INC – use same time as INCSites without INC – request status from several IPCs

Replacing an IPC Battery

The following guide covers the physical installation and removal of IPC field replaceable batteries, as well as post battery replacement IPC checks. Replacing an IPC Battery Related Documents EP3 User Guide   IPC Troubleshooting Guide using an EP3

Effect of Battery Charge % on IPC Behaviour

Important Note Solenoid/valve control continues as per the IPCs schedule until the battery is completely flat, regardless of radio communication. There are two specific charge levels at which IPC communication behaviour changes. Battery charge % falls below 20% (IPC enters hibernation) When an IPC enters hibernation, radio communication is halted to preserve battery for the

Upgrading IPC Firmware to Version 5 – Cheat Sheet for Old Firmware

The following is the overall process summary for upgrading IPCs to V5 from V3.12 or older using an EP3. For more detail refer to the full application note, IPC bootloader upgrade process, IPC firmware upgrade process, Discovering IPC radio channel and Changing radio channel and/or farm ID. Required is a magnet on hand, spare batteries

Upgrading Firmware on the INC

This guide assumes good familiarity with INC use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the INC User Guide. For access to new firmware please get in contact with Water-Insight. The firmware file must be called INC-App.bin and located in a folder named firmware in the root directory

Upgrading Firmware on the EP3

For access to new firmware please get in contact with Water-Insight. The firmware file must be called EP3-App.bin and located in a folder named firmware in the root directory of an SD card. Using a computer with an SD card reader, copy the firmware folder (as provided by Water-Insight) to the root directory of your

Updating the Podlist and Schedules using the EP3

Follow this process if you have been provided or generated an updated podlist and schedules for your system and need to distribute with an EP3. This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide. Before performing field work

Transferring data to the INC via SDcard

At times it may be useful to have the assistance of Water-Insight to prepare data for use in the INC or EP3. A method of providing this data is via the IMSPC(NUC) and the general process is as follows: You insert the SD card in the IMS PC (NUC) Water-Insight transfer the required files to

Setting the Date and Time using the EP3

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide. Before performing field work ensure the following: Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3 EP3 time is set correctly Confirm/Set time and date on EP3 Settings

Replacing an IPC in the Field

If a fault occurs with an IPC which requires it to be replaced, the site configuration needs to be updated to reflect the change. This guide covers the replacement process for sites with or without IMS. SITE WITH IMS It is best practice to replace non-functioning units from pre-configured Spares which are ready for deployment

Cheat Sheet for Mixed Site

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide. Before performing field work ensure the following: Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3 EP3 time is set correctly A key difference between V3.xx and V5.xx

IPC Valve Control

In general terms the main job of an IPC is to switch a valve on and off at certain times of the day. The IPC has an internal clock which maintains the current date and time and also keeps track of which day it is in the cycle. A cycle is the number of days

How to Upgrade the IPC Bootloader over Radio

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide. Before performing field work ensure the following: Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3 EP3 time is set correctly Upgrading the IPC bootloader is a three-part

How to Discover the Radio Channel of an IPC

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide. Before performing field work ensure the following: Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3 EP3 time is set correctly Firstly generate a SD card for your

IPC Firmware Upgrade Guide using the EP3

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide. Before performing field work ensure the following: Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3 EP3 time is set correctly Traditional Upgrade Process (using magnet) This process

Downgrading IPC Firmware from V5 to V3

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide. Before performing field work ensure the following: Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3 EP3 time is set correctly Programming IPCs Over The Air is possible

Checking for Schedule Issues using the INC

This guide assumes good familiarity with INC use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the INC user guide. A correctly working system has the IPC configuration file (podlist) and schedules loaded into the INC and schedules have been distributed. Assuming the time has been correctly sent to

Changing the Radio Channel and/or Farm ID of an IPC

This guide assumes good familiarity with EP3 use, if this is not the case please refer to the full application note and/or the EP3 user guide. Before performing field work ensure the following: Latest firmware (V5.x or later) is loaded on your EP3 EP3 time is set correctly Change Channel and/or Farm ID Generate a

Sensor Application Notes

Using the Tank Level Monitor (TLM) in IMS

This application note is for the TLM and covers:Viewing your tank level dataCreating alert notificationsConfiguring your IMS dashboardRelated DocumentsUsing the Tank Level Monitor in IMS   Installing the IMS Sensor Gateway & Tank Level Monitor

Installing the IMS Sensor Gateway & Tank Level Monitor TLM

This application note covers the installation and testing of a Water-Insight Sensor Gateway and Tank Level Monitor.For more detail please refer to the Tank Level Monitor (TLM) user manual.Related Documents:AN50 – Installing the IMS Sensor Gateway & Tank Level Monitor  Using the Tank Level Monitor in IMS