NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2012) - ET Water Systems, Inc., the market leader in smart controller retrofits and leading solutions provider for smart irrigation management, today announced the SmartWorks™ Replacement Panel developed for the Rain Bird ESP-MC and ESP-SAT series controllers was recognized for excellence in new product innovation in the annual awards contest at the Irrigation Association Show in Orlando, FL.
Each year, thousands of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and consultants gather to demonstrate new products and technologies, make connections, and educate themselves at the Irrigation Association Show and Education Conference. The show's New Products Contest invites innovators in different sectors to compete for awards from this prestigious association. ETwater is very pleased to announce that its revolutionary retrofit "Smart Works" panel designed to upgrade the RainBird 50-pin controller to an ETwater-powered smart controller was one of two products at this year's show to obtain recognition in the Turf category, receiving the Honorable Mention.
Since the first ETwater SmartWorks panel was introduced in 2006, this growing line of smart irrigation products has redefined convenience, speed and performance in smart control retrofits. The newest introduction, the SmartWorks Rain Bird 50-Pin Replacement Panel, accompanied by this award, reinforces the position of ETwater as the innovation leader in the sector. It makes the ETwater retrofit solution available to a new and substantially larger segment of the irrigation market, and provides the remote monitoring and management that ETwater has pioneered, plus all the other water saving benefits of the ETwater system. The SmartWorks Rain Bird 50-Pin Panel also delivers the ability to monitor and manage flow -- adding new features and capabilities that were not available with the Rain Bird controller.
"We are honored to accept this prestigious award," comments Pat McIntyre, CEO, ETwater. "We work hard to listen to our customers, identify emerging needs and trends, and develop new and better solutions. This includes the use of web-based and cellular technology to optimize irrigation management, along with pioneering the retrofit market. We are grateful to the Irrigation Association for this important recognition."
Other innovations showcased by ETwater at this year's IA Show include significant upgrades to the ETwater QuickDraw® mobile web application and the ETwater Manager™ web-based irrigation management system. The new features of QuickDraw allow users to obtain real-time flow rates, check valve status, and view station schedules, all directly from a mobile phone or tablet. Major feature upgrades to ETwater Manager include a Water Budget tool that allows users to monitor and manage water use in real-time, and a Rainfall Forecast feature that allows for automated suspension of irrigation before it rains and offering additional water and dollar savings.
About the IA Show
The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors and end users. The Irrigation Show is a program of the Irrigation Association, a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation. To learn more, please visit www.irrigation.org or http://www.irrigation.org/irrigationshow.
About ETwater SmartWorks Panels
ETwater SmartWorks Replacement Panels have been specifically designed to replace the electronic panel assemblies in many traditional Rain Bird®, Rain Master® and Irritrol® commercial controllers, including the ESP-MC (Maxicom2® compatible) and ESP-SAT series. SmartWorks™ panels are modular and readily configurable to replace many other brands of traditional controllers.
ETwater is redefining landscape irrigation with patented smart-irrigation solutions for large scale landscapes. The company's pioneering products integrate its award-winning web portal with real-time weather data and wirelessly connected smart controllers to create and implement optimal watering schedules, resulting in beautiful landscapes while producing water savings of 20-50%. The powerful, web-based ETwater Manager™ aggregates key data from multiple sites, enables hands-on management from any remote location, and delivers significant savings not only in water, but in time, money, and labor. ETwater is a private company based in Novato, CA, and manufactures in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.etwater.com.