Rain Bird intros TBOS-BT controller

October 9, 2018 -  By
TBOS-BT controller (Photo: Rain Bird)

Photo: Rain Bird

Rain Bird introduced the TBOS-BT, a Bluetooth-enabled, 9-volt battery-operated controller.

It allows users to wirelessly manage irrigation at sites without electrical power via a mobile app for both Android and iOS devices.

“Like its predecessors, the TBOS and TBOS II, the TBOS-BT is ideal for commercial and municipal applications, like parks, street medians and roundabouts, as well as construction projects where AC power is not available,” said Hugh Doran, associate product manager for Rain Bird. “TBOS-BT adds Bluetooth connectivity, allowing irrigation managers to create and manage programs without even opening a valve box.”

Designed to resist heat, humidity and harsh environments, the tamper-proof TBOS-BT is rated IP68, meaning it’s 100 percent waterproof and fully submersible.

Available in one-, two-, four- or six-station models, the TBOS-BT works with Rain Bird’s TBOS latching solenoid, and a direct rain sensor connection accommodates the Rain Bird RSD rain sensor for enhanced water efficiency.

“Users can lock controllers with a passcode and save, view, clear and restore up to three irrigation programs, each of which can have up to eight start times per day,” Doran said. “Monthly seasonal adjust of 0 to 300 percent alleviates the need to revisit sites throughout the year to make program changes. Users can also save and restore a TBOS backup program, or save a program as a contractor default, allowing them to easily replicate programs across multiple controllers. And, the TBOS-BT retains its irrigation programs in memory even when its battery is removed and replaced.”

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