HydroPoint Data Systems has introduced tools and updated features in the spring release of its WeatherTRAK Central Internet Management software, available with its line of WeatherTRAK smart irrigation controllers.
Additionally, the company also launched the flow management accessory, WeatherTRAK FlowShare, which helps commercial and municipal organizations save money while reducing the risk related to landscape irrigation management.
The WeatherTRAK Central spring release includes the following new management tools:
- Drought Manager – Helps site managers proactively adhere to drought restrictions avoiding fines and penalties. Site managers can set up, track, and manage compliance for each stage of their local water agency’s drought program including configuring site-specific drought response plans and ongoing monitoring. Drought Manager also integrates state-specific U.S. Drought Monitor information and Drought Map and recommends how to best utilize WeatherTRAK’s feature set to remotely make controller changes in the field.
- Water Window Compliance – Provides site managers with a compliance validation tool minimizing fines and liabilities by ensuring each site is meeting water agency or site-specific water window policies. Site managers enter single or multi-site water window policies and receive real-time irrigation water window tracking and diagnostic reports to determine non-compliant settings and sites.
Enhancements were also made to:
- Water Budget Manager – The latest version allows site-to-site and year-over-year water comparisons of water consumption units and associated dollars with enhanced graphing options.
- Advanced Account Administration – Multi-level access management has been introduced to make it easier for administrators to manage users, including allowing full access control to authorized people.
- Controller Reporting – A scheduled Multi-Controller Change Analysis Report to monitor and analyze controller settings within the system.
The WeatherTRAK FlowShare accessory “drops into” existing or new sites allowing two smart controllers to share a single source of water.
Additionally, it provides control of the site’s master valve ensuring a quick automatic response to emergency on-site breaks and leaks.