June 12, 2015 01:20 PM

Bauer introduces “SmartRain“ for managing and optimizing irrigation systems via smartphone or tablet

New service for managing, monitoring and optimizing irrigation systems: with “SmartRain“, the new GPS-supported application by Bauer, the machine manufacturer based in Voitsberg, Styria, sets new standards in irrigation management. Whether on the field, on the farm or at home: The user is always informed through live updates about the current status of the machines and, if necessary, can intervene actively in ongoing processes or optimize these at any time. The app is available for free for all popular smart phones and tablets.

With their new app "Smart Rain" the Bauer Group, which is specialized in irrigation and waste-water technology, tries to reach the mobile devices of the customers and offers a modern solution to monitor and optimize irrigation systems. By receiving information about the irrigation progress, implementation date or the current status of the system, the user always gains an overview of the situation. Annoying waiting times, possibly caused by problems are, due to reliable and fast notifications, a thing of the past. The irrigation machine sends the notifications directly to a stored telephone number by sms or e-mail.

Not only the machine but also its subsoil is being monitored. The user has the possibility to enter current data like humidity of the soil, consistency and type, into the system and can draw conclusions about the irrigation management. This portal, which can be accessed via an Internet browser, not only offers the user data about the individual fields and crops but also detailed operation reports. Also satellite maps, which show the current status of all irrigation machines, are one of the numerous features of this new software solution.

With Pivot systems it is even possible to actively intervene in the control mechanisms of the machine: START, STOP, change of precipitation rates in different sectors or adjusting the parking position, as well as some additional settings, which need to be made every day, all this can be done via the mobile device or web access.

Via a team management system, different machines or allowances can be allocated to individual users. This way every user receives only information about the machines allocated to him and can operate these machines as well.

Additional to the smartphone app and web access, a GPS unit with solar power supply on the cart for the Rainstar or a control unit PRO-G mounted on the central tower of the pivot, is necessary for irrigating with “SmartRain“. At the moment the app supports the RAINSTAR-series, PIVOT-systems and pumps.

The app is available for free for Apple iPhone and iPad as well as for all standard Android smartphones and tablets in the App Store or the Google Play Store.