Rain Bird releases LNK Wi-Fi module

December 13, 2016 -  By

rain_bird_lnk_wifi_moduleRain Bird is making remote access and control available for residential and light-commercial irrigation systems with its new LNK Wi-Fi Module.

“Over the past few years, home automation has become increasingly popular, allowing individuals to manage lighting, thermostats, appliances and more from their mobile devices,” said J. Elias Campos, Rain Bird senior product manager. “We wanted to develop a similar irrigation management solution that provides real value while also being easy to install and use. Not only does it offer simple remote access, but it can also help irrigation sites use up to 30 percent less water with critical, real-time alerts and integrated water management features.”

The LNK Wi-Fi Module is a small device that plugs into an accessory port on Rain Bird’s new ESP-Me and ESP-TM2 controllers. Contractors can also install the module with existing ESP-Me installations after swapping out the controller’s old front panel with the new Wi-Fi-compatible version.

The LNK Wi-Fi Module provides complete irrigation system management through a free 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 while providing meaningful weather event alerts.

“The LNK Wi-Fi 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,” Campos said. “Contractors can quickly group controllers by geography, subdivision, street or any other way they prefer. This improves technician efficiency and simplifies service calls.”

The product is also EPA WaterSense certified when paired with the WR2 Wireless Rain Sensor and the ESP-Me controller.

Photo: Rain Bird

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