GLENDORA, Calif. (November 6, 2005) - Rain Bird Corporation has joined forces with Irrisoft, Inc., to offer weather-based solutions that will enable both homeowners and commercial water users to dramatically decrease water use for irrigation.
"Rain Bird has a longstanding relationship with Irrisoft and its parent company, Campbell Scientific, Inc., and we are certain that together we will be able to offer the marke the most effective ET-based water-savings irrigation solutions," said Ron Wolfarth, director of Rain Bird's landscape irrigation division. "Rain Bird has pioneered for more than two decades the use of weather technology in thh golf and commercial irrigation markets with our central control products. We are now confident that we will have a high quality product to meet the needs of the residential and commercial irrigation markets."
This relationship further demonstrates Rain Bird's commitment to the Intelligent Use of WaterTM, which extends beyond its water efficient product offerings to education, training and services for the irrigation industry and its communities.
The Rain Bird® ET ManagerTM is designed to make commercial and residential irrigation controllers smarter by enabling automatic weather-based adjustments to watering schedules. The ET Manager will incorporate the most complete range of weather data, updated hourly, to allow controllers to operate in the most water-efficient manner possible.
About Rain Bird
Based in Glendora, CAlif., Rain Bird Corporation is the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since its beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird has offered the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world. Rain Bird has been awarded more than 130 patents, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird and The Intelligent Use of WaterTM is about using water wisely. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing assembly facilities in the United States, France, Sweden, and Mexico. www.rainbird.com
About Irrisoft, Inc.
Irrisoft, Inc. becamea Campbell Scientific company in 2001 to jointly develop the Weather Reach Water Management System. Campbell Scientific has been associated with the landscape industry for over 20 years by providing high quality weather stations. They bring the engineering and manufacturing resources needed for Irrisoft to provide high quality water management tools. www.irrisoft.net