TAG: Controllers

Rain Bird upgrades ESP-Me controller

April 9, 2019By
ESP-Me3 controller (Photo: Rain Bird)

Rain Bird has updated its ESP-Me controller with a new look and improved functionality. “Since 2010, the ESP-Me has been one of Rain Bird’s most popular controllers,” said James Harris, Rain Bird product manager. “In 2016, we updated the ESP-Me to make it WiFi compatible. Now, in 2019, we’ve given it an even more significant upgrade to create the ESP-ME3,... read more

A look at controller trends

February 17, 2015By
photo: WINCHEL IRRIGATION

With today’s advances in water tech, irrigators see the benefits in efficiency and affordability. U.S. water rates are rising, water restrictions are becoming the norm, and technology is more affordable than ever before. Together, these facts are driving trends in irrigation controllers, setting the stage for more efficient, affordable and compliant watering on residential and commercial landscapes across the country.... read more

ETwater boosts controller compatibility

June 11, 2013By

ETwater said it has released a new and expanded list of compatible controllers for HermitCrab, the retrofit product that converts most brands of conventional irrigation controllers into ETwater smart controllers. HermitCrab now supports Irritrol Total Control-R, Hunter X-Core, Irritrol KwikDial, RainBird ESP-ME, and Toro TIS-PRO, in addition to dozens of other compatible host controllers. “We often hear from our customers... read more