Solid Set (Fixed Grid) Irrigation
Water-Insight offers automatic and autonomous sprinkler control for solid set irrigation systems. Our intelligent devices can be used for both small and large scale agriculture. The main component is an irrigation point controller (IPC) that sits at each fixed grid 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 solid set systems. In larger scale operations, a network gateway (INC) is installed to allow communication to the entire IPC network.
Irrigation Point Controller
The IPC is a programmable, timer-based sprinkler controller that can be set to a schedule that most benefits water distribution. It can be managed remotely by and is completely autonomous in its function. Solar power also maintains the fully enclosed lithium polymer battery, allowing the IPC to work effectively even in the low sunlight months.
An EP3 is a handheld, wireless device that is used to configure and test our solid set sprinkler controllers. The EP3 communicates directly with any IPC, which means farmers can make changes to schedules and control sprinklers when they are out on the field. An EP3 can also act as an easy to use diagnostic tool for sprinkler operations.
A network gateway (INC) is a permanently installed device that provides gateway communications to each IPC attached to a solid set sprinkler. The INC interacts in real time with the IMS dashboard, which then allows users to visualise their farms operations and make changes to their sprinkler schedules from anywhere and at any time.
The IPC Solar Repeater is used when obstacles or long distances prevent line of sight between IPCs modules. The device extends the range by 1km and up to four repeaters can be used in one system. A stainless steel mounting system makes for easy installation.
Irrigation Management System
The 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 also provides configurable alerts and alarms.