Temperature@lert Water Tank & Pond Level Sensor Option for Cellular Edition Solar Powered Monitor

First solar powered cellular water level device installed and operating on bucolic Cape Cod irrigation pond.
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Nov. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- BOSTON, MA – November 01, 2011 – Temperature@lert, a leading provider of real-time, cloud-based environmental monitoring solutions designed to enable businesses and individuals to mitigate temperature and other critical parameter related disasters, reports that its first solar powered water level sensor has been successfully installed and operating on a quiet Cape Cod agricultural irrigation pond by Irrigation Automation Systems, Inc.

The industry’s lowest cost, fault-tolerant, outdoor rated cellular environmental monitoring system was selected by Irrigation Automation not only because of its low acquisition cost, but because of its fault-tolerant, cloud based, high resolution, low cost operation and ease of use.

Farmers and other water supply operators whose daily routines involve many activities, don’t always have time to keep track of every variable and often don’t know when things are starting to get out of control,” said Brett Niver, President of Irrigation Automation Systems. The solar powered Cellular Edition is just the ticket to let them know when things are getting out of hand.  The device is easy to install and use, just turn it on and it begins transmitting data to secure servers.  Farmers can set the tank level to whatever they want on their computer browser and receive an email SMS text message or phone call when their alert level is reached.  We don’t know of other devices on the market that are this easy to set up and use.”

The water tank level sensor is used in conjunction with Temperature@lert’s Solar Cellular Edition.  The basic system is equipped with a temperature sensor and installed by growers to help protect crops from frost during the spring and fall months.  Farmers get alert messages and can take action by turning on sprinklers or a fan to help protect valuable crops.  Recently a soil moisture was added, alerting farmers when soil conditions are drying out and irrigation is needed.  Using the web browser interface, farmers have been able to see actual soil moisture conditions and irrigate on need rather than a fixed schedule.  This can save up to 50% of the irrigation water typically used in a season, not only saving the farmer money for water and pumping, but saving an ever disappearing resource – fresh water.

Harry Schechter, Temperature@lert’s President & CEO noted, “Our irrigation monitoring system took us to the final rounds of the MassChallenge, a small company competition for prizes partially based on community action.  Saving thousands of gallons of fresh water per year is not only a business goal, but a personal and family goal in my home.  The pond level monitor adds a tool that helps farmers be better stewards of the precious resources they rely on to maintain healthy crops and feed our communities.”

Fault-Tolerant Sensor Cloud Operation

Cellular Edition is configured to operate through Temperature@lert’s Sensor Cloud server based monitoring service.  For a low monthly fee, the Cellular Edition will transmit data to the secure, reliable servers.  Users log onto their Sensor Cloud accounts and set up the alert and messaging parameters.  A big bonus for seasonal campers, the service plan can be put in idle status with 30 day’s notice, meaning customers only pay for the months they’re traveling, not the entire year.  And there are no long term contracts, cancel at any time.

About Irrigation Automation Systems, Inc.

Irrigation Automation Systems’ (IAS) vision to become the leading irrigation automation supplier through communication and innovation with existing and future customers.  Our commitment will insure all customers will receive the finest service and latest technology providing the most innovative irrigation control solution.  IAS’s emphasis will always be about strengthening communication with our customers, insuring our products work to their complete satisfaction. Through collaborative communication we create synergistic partnerships that allow us to learn how best to meet our customer’s needs and expectations.

These customer partnerships help us create the best irrigation control systems with remote access and logging software meeting the customer’s requirements. Our technically superior products and services are designed to protect cash crops, save the customer money, time, water and fuel. We strive to offer the most sustainable solution resulting in positive contributions to the environment for both us and our customers.  For more information please visit www.iassys.com.

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About Temperature@lert

Temperature@lert’s temperature and environmental monitoring solutions provide both real-time and historic views of a location’s temperature and other critical parameters through alerts and cloud-based graphs, data logs and reports. This information allows customers to immediately react to potentially disastrous temperature or other fluctuations in critical environments, as well as provide temperature consistency for regulatory and internal process control requirements. Temperature@lert has more than 15,000 devices installed in over 40 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.temperaturealert.com.
Source:Dave Ruede
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Tags:Cellular, Water Level, Irrigation, Alarm, Environment, Cloud, Automation, Wireless, Saas, Farm, Small Farm
Industry:Agriculture, Environment, Wireless
Location:Boston - Massachusetts - United States
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