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Rain Bird’s IQ-Cloud and TBOS battery irrigation controller combination ensures higher levels of scalability and flexibility

Rain Bird’s IQ-Cloud platform for water management is designed to provide remote control of commercial irrigation systems. Over the internet, it can now also be used to program the company’s highly versatile, battery operated TBOS-II irrigation controller so that on-site visits to locally program the device are no longer required.

TBOS-II provides automatic irrigation in areas where AC mains power is not available, either permanently or temporarily. It is ideal for applications such as municipal parks, remote landscapes and construction projects. The unit’s IP68 rating ensures it is fully waterproof and submersible, as well as being extremely durable with resistance to humid and harsh environments.

IQ-Cloud permits users to manage a TBOS-II installation via the web from a desktop computer or, when mobile, by tablet or smartphone. It communicates with TBOS-II via a Rain Bird ESP-LX series controller fitted with a communication cartridge. This enables IQ-Cloud irrigation water management tools to be employed. The TBOS-II controllers can be installed up to 15km away with the use of Rain Bird’s range extending relays.

Users can now carry out a range of TBOS-II programming functions remotely. These include automatic scheduling of irrigation based on adjusted weather, checking in real time how zones and irrigation systems are performing, providing information on flow rates, generating management reports on topics such as water usage that can be shared automatically by email.

Powered by a long life 9 volt alkaline battery, the TBOS-II control module needs only two short pulses of electricity to function so that battery life is as long as one year. The module’s latching solenoid is mounted on the irrigation valve and connected to the ESP-LX controller by radio signal.

TBOS-II is available with 1, 2, 4, or 6 stations and each can be assigned 3 programs with 8 start times. Since IQ-Cloud manages the entire operation, users no longer require the complementary TBOS-II field transmitter for day to day programming, thereby reducing set up times, lower operating costs, conserving water and ensuring highly effective irrigation management without mains electricity.

For more information on IQ-Cloud with TBOS-II, contact Peter Longman, Rain Bird Europe, Northern Europe Landscape Area Manager, Tel: +44 7575 626600 email: plongman@rainbird.eu www.rainbird.eu


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