Orbit Communications Pty Ltd announces the release of the “Agrigator”, their latest version of wireless irrigation monitor system.
The Agrigator system has been designed to reliably monitor the state of Pivot or Lateral irrigators and send this information by wireless link back to the pump.
In the event of an issue (such as Pivot out of line, loss of pressure, circle complete) arising at the Pivot, Agrigator will switch the Pump off and prevent the pump from being started until the issue has been cleared.
An optional GSM/Next-G dialer is available that will send an SMS text alert to a maximum of 5 mobile phones to alert the farmer or maintenance person of the situation. The GSM/Next-G dialer is supplied with a high gain antenna to ensure healthy mobile phone signal in weak signal areas.
Though other manufacturer’s dialer systems have been available for some time, many times the unit only sends a message but has no control over the pump. Therefore, the pump may continue to run while the fault at the Pivot existed.
The Agrigator wireless irrigation monitoring system offers dependable ongoing performance. The wireless link between the Pivot unit and the pump control unit is continuously monitored and will shut down the pump and indicate immediately there is any issue with the wireless link. The wireless link uses 2-way communications between pivot and pump to ensure all messages get through.
The Agrigator wireless monitoring system is supplied fitted in a robust enclosure that is waterproof, dustproof and UV stable for operation indoors or outdoors. The system requires no tuning or ongoing maintenance. Agrigator operates from 12V or 24V DC or optional solar power supply.