For more details see the full application note.
This guide assumes IPCs have been added to IMS and prepared for deployment – Configured as Spares in IMS, correct radio channel and farm ID set, battery is sufficiently charged.
If there are post/pod positions configured as Points of Interest (POI) in IMS, then the process to convert them to sprinklers as IPCs are installed is as follows:
- Select the Farm Settings (cog on the farm card) > Manage Assets > Points of Interest (POI)
- Scroll or use the search function to locate the desired POI, then select the Convert to Sprinkler icon (double arrow)
- Select desired IPC using Select from Spare Units drop down box or enter Serial Number of IPC
- Verify the Farm ID and Channel are correct, then choose the Comms Mode
- Select Convert
- Select Update Gateway
The new IPC takes the name and position of the POI and can now be sent a status request, schedule and test valve operation as desired (see Working with IPCs using IMS)