SiteControl is an easy to use, interactive central control system for landscape. It allows you to control your irrigation system with more precision than ever before using satellites via a 2-wire path or wireless communication (LINK) and/or decoders via a 2-wire path. This multi-management central control system for single site applications uses a Microsoft® Windows® environment with advanced graphics and 32-bit architecture.
With state-of- the-art ET-based scheduling, customized site graphics, multiple mapping options and the ability to “see” the placement and operation of individual rotors, SiteControl makes controlling your turf’s irrigation system fast and intuitive.
Advanced Graphical Tracking
Expanded System Capability
Remote System Control
Superior Monitoring & Scheduling
The computerized central control system shall be the Rain Bird SiteControl as hereinafter specified. It shall be capable of controlling a single site with up to 8 locations, upgradable to 16, each consisting of common areas and special areas. The control shall include a Rain Bird computer system, as hereinafter specified. The control equipment shall include a satellite interface (TWI) or decoder interface unit (SDI). The satellite interface (TWI) shall control up to 28 channels per wire group and each wire group shall control up to 672 satellite stations. The satellite interface (TWI) shall be upgradable from 1 wire group to 4 wire groups with the purchase of an “additional wire path” software module.
The Small Decoder Interface Unit (SDI) shall have the capacity to control a maximum of 200 decoder addresses and activate up to 400 solenoids. The Large Decoder Interface Unit (LDI) shall have the capacity to control a maximum of 500 decoder addresses and activate up to 1,000 solenoids. The hybrid module shall offer both types of system communication — satellite and decoder— on the same system. The hybrid module shall also allow expansion of the control system with the addition of 1 more TWI or SDI, doubling hardware capabilities. SiteControl Plus allows operating one to four LDI's or, combined with the hybrid module, up to four total decoder and/or satellite interface devices.
The SiteControl software shall operate in the Microsoft® Windows® operating system environment and shall be capable of operating any one of the following types of field unit systems: 1) "hard-wired" satellite field units 2) "radio" operated link satellite field units 3) "hard-wired" decoder field units. The control system shall provide continuous "on-line", two-way communication between the central computer, the interface unit and the field satellites and/or decoder units — providing "true" central control. Continuous field unit "feedback" status information shall register at the computer and also at the satellite interface unit (TWI).
SiteControl system shall be capable of 100 programs residing in the system at any one time. The system shall provide up to 12 “start times” per individual schedule and up to 6 “start times” per individual program. SMART WEATHER shall provide automatic response or alarm to the PC. Water Budget function shall adjust watering time from 0 to 300% in 1% increments. Automatic Rain Shutdown shall function with the integration of a Rain Sensor. “Dry run” feature shall provide data for testing and adjustments. Built-in rotor and spray-head database shall provide custom irrigation programs and automatically calculate precipitation rates for each sprinkler model. A “Cost estimator” shall provide projections of water and power costs for irrigation cycles. SiteControl shall provide three different flow measurements: m3 per hour, liters per second, US Gallons per minute. SiteControl shall offer the selection of any one of eleven different languages including: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified). Freedom system shall allow wireless access via a wireless phone or handheld. Site Control systems shall be sold with a 1-year Global Support Plan (GSP).
(For North America, software comes pre-installed on a computer supplied by Rain Bird )
The Two-Wire Interface (TWI) shall serve as an interface between the central controller and Rain Bird commercial field satellites (ESP-MC SAT series) on the SiteControl System.
The Small-Decoder Interface (SDI) and Large Decoder Interface (LDI) shall serve as an interface between the central controller and Rain Bird commercial field and sensor decoders (FD-101TURF, FD-102TURF, FD- 202TURF, FD-401TURF, FD-601TURF, SD-210TURF) on the SiteControl System.