Unique features include variable rate valve and pump control plus flow rate monitoring
Temecula California, August 25, 2020
Vinduino today announces their 5th generation wireless irrigation controller, which controls a pump, multiple irrigation valves, and keeps track of flow rate per irrigation block. The system works with eVineyard and eOrchard software for daily optimized variable rate irrigation to optimize crop results and save resources.
The Vinduino 5G wireless irrigation controller works seamlessly with other Vinduino products, such as the Vinduino R4 soil moisture sensor station, and can join with up to 1,000 stations in a 10-mile range wireless network. The latest LoRaWAN radio technology provides always-on instantaneous response, allowing for wireless scheduling of multiple units and perfectly synchronized pump and valve operation Vinduino’s engineering team reduced the system power consumption by 50%, making it perfect for solar powered operation in the field.
One unit can control four irrigation zones, and one master valve or pump, while operating on solar or mains power. Integrated flow rate tracking allows precise irrigation volume management per irrigation zone. The Vinduino 5G wireless irrigation controller can detect leaks and autonomously stop irrigation while sending an alert via email and text message.
“Improving crop results while reducing resources and labor drives us to develop affordable cutting-edge products”, says Reinier van der Lee, CEO and founder of Vinduino. “Despite these challenging times we kicked it up a notch, making leading irrigation technology available for the benefit of our customers”
"Bringing support for real-time operation of valves and pumps with Vinduino using LoRaWAN wireless technology is another exciting aspect that we strongly believe will make life easier for the farmers who use eVineyard and eOrchard solutions", says Matic Serc, CEO of Elmibit, a leading provider of agriculture software solutions.
The Vinduino 5G irrigation controller is available to select customers, commercial release is planned for Q4 2020.
About Vinduino Vinduino builds the future of agriculture technology with award-winning products and services that improve farm profitability by lowering water and labor costs, increasing yield and fruit quality. Our award winning products are proudly designed and assembled in Temecula Wine Country, California. For more information visit www.vinduino.com.
Contact information Vinduino Reinier van der Lee 43200 Business Park Dr., Ste. 110 Temecula, CA 92590 + 1 949 302 9339 [email protected]
• Synchronized pump and valve operation between multiple units • Variable rate control of up to 4 x DC latching irrigation valves and 1 x master valve/pump, or 5 x DC latching irrigation valves • Programmable irrigation time 1 minute – 68 hours continuously per zone • ET calculated irrigation time or user programmable time • Up to 8 user programmable soak cycles • Integrated flow rate monitor • Automatic shut down when flow rate exceeds a user programmable limit • LoRaWAN Class A and C safe encrypted wireless with up to 10 mile range • Solar battery charger, set and forget • NEMA 4X hinged waterproof enclosure, 6 x 6 x 4 inch • Designed and assembled in USA