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RAIN BIRD® IC SYSTEM™ WINS 2014 EIA GOLD AWARD
FOR INDUSTRY’S MOST INNOVATIVE GOLF PRODUCT

TUCSON, Ariz. (December 3, 2014) – Rain Bird Corporation – Golf Division is pleased to announce that the Rain Bird IC Integrated Control System has been recognized by the European Irrigation Association (EIA) as the winner of the 2014 EIA Golf Gold Award.  The awards were given at a ceremony during the recent EIMA trade show held on November 13, 2014 in Bologna, Italy.  An impartial international jury of recognized experts selected the most innovative products, projects or services that promote water and energy savings for environmental sustainability.

The Rain Bird IC System provides rapid two-way communication, real time diagnostics and centralized control directly to individual rotors from a central control computer, tablet, radio or smart phone.  By using 90% less wire and 50% fewer splices than a traditional decoder system, the IC System is easy to install, expand and adapt as golf courses grow and evolve.  No field controllers, decoders, secondary wiring or unnecessary splices mean fewer areas that can breakdown, wear out or malfunction.

In addition, the EIA also awarded the 2014 EIA Landscape Silver Award to the Rain Bird TBOS-II™ Battery-Operated Controller.  Rain Bird previously received the 2013 EIA Landscape Gold Award for its IQ Central Control System and the 2013 EIA Landscape Silver Award for its XFS Subsurface Dripline.

ABOUT THE EIA

The mission of the EIA (European Irrigation Association), a non-profit European organization, is to improve the products, practices and services used to manage water resources and to contribute to the global improvement of the environment. The EIA informs and collaborates with European Agriculture, Landscape and Golf industries to promote the conservation, distribution and recovery of water resources for economic needs.

ABOUT RAIN BIRD GOLF

Rain Bird Corporation – Golf Division provides complete irrigation solutions to golf courses across the globe. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leading-edge products including pump stations, rotors, field controllers, map-based and mobile central control systems, decoders, swing joints, filtration systems, valves and irrigation accessories.  Central controls and pump stations are serviced and supported by a comprehensive Global Service Plan (GSP).  Rain Bird products and services are sold worldwide through an extensive distribution network.  For more information, please contact 1-800-RAINBIRD or visit www.rainbird.com.

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