In addition to providing remote access, Rain Bird says, the module can also help irrigation sites use up to 30 percent less water with critical, real-time alerts and integrated water management features.
The LNK WiFi Module is a small device that plugs into an accessory port on Rain Bird’s new ESP-Me and ESP-TM2 controllers. Landscape contractors can also install the module with existing ESP-Me installations after swapping out the controller’s old front panel with the new WiFi-compatible version. This provides contractors with a straightforward, simple upgrade that doesn’t require replacing the controller.
The LNK WiFi Module provides complete irrigation system management via a free downloadable mobile app. The module receives weather information from the Internet, automatically adjusting system run times on a daily basis.
It also provides users with notifications on their mobile devices that assist with troubleshooting, system diagnostics and operation, in addition to providing weather alerts.
“The LNK WiFi Module is ideal for property owners who want to manage their irrigation systems remotely, as well as for contractors who manage multiple controllers at multiple sites,” said J. Elias Campos, Rain Bird senior product manager. “Contractors can quickly group controllers by geography, subdivision, street or any other way they prefer. This improves technician efficiency and simplifies service calls.”
Thanks to the LNK WiFi Module, Rain Bird says, irrigation sites can meet stringent water restrictions.