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A new mobile app for the Genius(TM) irrigation system provides interactive zone mapping with a visual display of the shape of each irrigation zone and the distances of the sprays from each sprinkler head, and allows installers to align water streams to landscape features in each zone.


IrriGreen Inc. is releasing the Genius(TM) Mobile App, which enables contractors to manage the Genius(TM) irrigation system from any iOS and Android smartphone.

The embedded computer technology in the irrigation system continuously computes and adjusts stream volumes, directions and distances for each sprinkler. The new app provides interactive zone mapping with a visual display of the shape of each irrigation zone and the distances of the sprays from each sprinkler head. Installers use the app to align water streams to landscape features in each zone. The software automatically calculates spray distances, sets the mapping points, and sends the data via Wi-Fi to the system's server, which then digitally controls the watering patterns to match the exact shape of the lawn.

"With IrriGreen, installers configure zones and set the sprinkler heads all in one step right on their smartphone using the Genius Mobile App," said Gary Klinefelter, founder and chief executive officer, IrriGreen Inc. "With ordinary irrigation systems, they first plan the design of each zone, then choose and install the correct nozzles for different heads, and finally adjust each head by hand."

Traditional irrigation systems water from the outside-in with overlapping sprays from rows of sprinkler heads installed all around the edges of each zone. Typical installations need 4 to 8 heads per zone, plus lateral lines to connect them to the main water supply line. Because it waters from the inside-out with digitally directed sprays conforming to the contours of the lawn, the Genius system needs only one head in the middle of each zone and no lateral lines. Requiring approximately 75 to 85 percent fewer heads and 75 to 85 percent less pipe than conventional irrigation systems, it generally installs in less than half the man-hours.

In addition to reducing labor costs for contractors, the system reduces water use and costs because it does not need to overlap sprays to cover entire areas of turf evenly, and it minimizes wasteful spray overlap and over-spraying on to hardscapes -- maintaining healthy, green lawns while using as much as 50 percent less water.








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