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HydroPoint Extends Smart Irrigation Control With WeatherTRAK Mobile App

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Mobile app builds on recent WeatherTRAK enhancements including
cloud updates, simplified site flow mapping, shared rain sensing

HydroPoint®,
the market and technology leader in smart
water management,
today announced a broad array of updates to its
WeatherTRAK® family of irrigation controllers and services
that share a common goal of enabling landscape professionals and water
managers to establish new sites faster, manage existing sites more
efficiently, and maintain equipment automatically by keeping it up to
date with the latest features and improvements. An EPA WaterSense®
Partner of the Year, HydroPoint combines IoT technology, data analytics,
and cloud computing to optimize irrigation and reduce water usage by up
to 35 percent or more.

Leading these announcements is a new release of WeatherTRAK
Mobile that puts the power of cloud-based management in the hands of
every field technician to make their on-site time more focused,
valuable, and productive. Almost everything they need to do on a regular
basis can now be done from anywhere using a mobile device.

"We understand that irrigation managers and technicians are always on
the go. Mobile is an essential part of their workflow," said Sean Penn,
vice president of product management and marketing at HydroPoint. "With
this new version of our popular WeatherTRAK Mobile app, we are putting
more power into more hands than ever before, saving landscape
maintainers time and footsteps so they can spend it doing what matters
most: landscape health and curb appeal."

Version 3.0 of the mobile app for iOS and Android helps WeatherTRAK
customers:

  • Save time and labor – One onsite irrigation technician can now
    use any handheld device to run their own manual irrigation and wet
    checks and view which stations are running, all without ever needing
    to be at the controller or master valve.
  • Access all their sites and accounts - Whether managing one
    controller or hundreds, the app intuitively shows alerts and
    controller status at individual sites or across entire portfolios.
  • Benefit from a full mobile experience – The app uses location
    services to know where the user is and, combined with its site
    knowledge, shows them the nearest irrigation components that require
    the most attention. Because it is a native mobile app, it also
    responds swiftly to screen inputs like fine-tuning station settings in
    real time while walking the site.

"Landscape staff typically spend their day going from one location to
another and only have a fixed amount of time to dedicate to any one
site," said Joseph Jackson, head of water management solutions,
Sprinkler Supply Company. "WeatherTRAK Mobile helps them make the most
of that limited time by showing them where the problems are and giving
them the tools to learn about, test, resolve, and clear issues – all
from their mobile device. With staff availability becoming a critical
issue, giving field techs the ability to be more efficient and
productive when they are on site is indispensable."

HydroPoint is also announcing significant
system enhancements
for WeatherTRAK controllers that further
streamline remote management:

  • WeatherTRAK OptiFlow® – New site views and controls
    allow site topology to be mapped within water windows, enabling
    irrigation managers to visually create hydraulic trees that represent
    the irrigation framework.
  • RainShare– Multiple WeatherTRAK controllers
    on a site can now share a single rain sensor, enabling immediate,
    site-wide pausing during rain, while minimizing costs.
  • Cloud updates – WeatherTRAK LC/LC+, ET Pro3, and OptiFlow XR
    controllers can now receive feature updates through the cloud,
    enabling instant access to new features and capabilities as they are
    released.

Pricing and availability

All of the new WeatherTRAK Central features and the WeatherTRAK Mobile
app are available immediately at no additional cost to current
WeatherTRAK Central subscribers.

The WeatherTRAK Mobile app is available for immediate download from the App
Store
or on Google
Play
.

About HydroPoint

HydroPoint® Data Systems is the market and technology leader
in smart water management. As an EPA WaterSense® Manufacturer
Partner of the Year, the company offers smart irrigation solutions under
the WeatherTRAK® and Baseline® brands; leak
detection and flow monitoring with WaterCompass®; and
portfolio-wide Performance Management services that increase visibility
and control. From Lowe's to Los Angeles County, HydroPoint has been
helping commercial, government, education, and communities maximize
water savings, reduce operating costs, and minimize risk since 2002. For
more information, visit hydropoint.com.

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