Water-Insight offers automatic and autonomous sprinkler control for solid-set systems. When our products are installed water can be applied efficiently over large land areas, including terrain that would otherwise defeat traditional irrigation methods. By placing water at a rate that is pre-set and controlled, Water-Insight can ensure that water-run off is avoided and pasture performance is maximised.
State of the art sensor technology has been developed by Water-Insight to provide advanced irrigation decision support. Based on both environmental and economic conditions, our sensors give farmers the data they need to effectively manage their water. Our sensor technology can also be used in areas outside of irrigation as we can tailor solutions to meet specific needs.
The Water-Insight Irrigation Management System (IMS) is a fully cloud based solution, designed to provide farmers with a smart way of monitoring and controlling the use of water. It allows farmers to visualise their farm operations and remotely manage all irrigation and sensor devices. IMS is technological advancement at its best, providing surety not only to the user but to any regulatory authority.
Water-Insight’s intelligent devices provide sprinkler control for both small and large scale agriculture. The main component is an irrigation point controller (IPC) that sits at each fixed sprinkler or pod and operates a latching valve, which turns water on and off. A handheld programmer (EP3) is used in one-on-one communications with the IPC and is ideal for making adjustments to small farm systems. In larger scale operation a network gateway (INC) is installed to allow communication to the entire IPC network.
Water-Insight’s range of sensors give farmers greater decision making capability. They provide immediate actionable data but also have the ability to gather information over a long period of time and store it for further analysis. Understanding soil conditions and other environmental factors allows farmers to, conserves resources and reduce their impact on the environment.
Irrigation Management System (IMS)
IMS is an advanced web-based application that allows farmers to manage all their irrigation and sensor devices, in one place. When signed into the IMS dashboard, the user can visualise and control their sprinkler operations using real time maps of their farm. Sprinkler schedules can be set individually or sorted into groups to account for hills, gullies or half circles. A traffic light system is also used to quickly show the health and status of each sprinkler, making it easier for farmers to see what needs attention.
Different sensors can be added to scale up operations and help build a greater understanding of a farms water usage. Graphs of soil temperature and moisture trends can be overlapped with rainfall predictions and combined with water application records to provide farmers with the information they need to make more informed irrigation decisions. IMS also allows long term trends to be measured and compared, which can prepare farmers for changes in environmental or economic conditions.
IMS is also integrated with a message communication service that can be set up to send out txts, emails or instant app notifications for important issues or events. If something goes wrong such as a leaking tank or a broken pipe, the farmer will be notified instantly, allowing them to see to problem quickly and reduce the negative repercussions. Each IMS is customised to the user so farmers will only be notified the things that are important to them.