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NEW RAIN BIRD IQ™ PLATFORM EXPANDS TO OFFER MOBILE-COMPATIBLE OPTIONS

Irrigation professionals can now use IQ to manage systems from smartphone or tablet

TUCSON, Ariz. (Nov. 10, 2015) ― Rain Bird Corporation announces that its industry-leading IQ Platform can now be used with smartphones and tablets to meet demand for mobile-compatible water management tools. The new IQ Platform will be demonstrated at the 2015 Irrigation Show & Education Conference, November 9-13, 2015 at Rain Bird’s booth (1826).

Irrigation professionals who manage systems for homeowners’ associations, school districts or municipal properties can now manage those same systems on the go from their smartphones and tablets using IQ-Cloud v. 3.0. There are no recurring annual fees to use IQ-Cloud. IQ-Cloud access can be shared with authorized personnel who perform maintenance and to alert them to problems in the field. 

“Today, our customers expect easy-to-use tools that give them access to their irrigation systems on their mobile devices,” said Sean Azad, product manager for Rain Bird’s commercial division.. “It’s not only convenient and saves them time, but also allows for greater control over schedules to maximize water savings. Because we want everyone to manage water more efficiently, there are no annual fees with IQ-Cloud. We have made it really easy for customers to set up and start using it.”

For organizations with strict IT security protocols, such as military bases, financial institutions or government properties, IQ-Enterprise v. 3.0 allows implementation of IQ-Cloud on private servers. Current IQ users can continue to use IQ-Desktop v. 3.0 or can easily upgrade to IQ-Cloud or IQ-Enterprise for mobile compatibility. 

Weather-based management is quickly becoming a necessity in certain parts of the world and is built into the IQ Platform. IQ will automatically adjust schedules based on weather data and apply water only when the landscape needs it. Further, by implementing IQ’s Flow Watch™ feature, users have added security that the system will monitor flow conditions and react appropriately to leaks and pipe breaks.

ABOUT RAIN BIRD CORPORATION:

Headquartered in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. From simple beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird now offers the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes, available in more than 130 countries. Rain Bird has been awarded over 450 patents worldwide, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird’s philosophy called The Intelligent Use of Water ® 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 facilities around the world. www.rainbird.com.

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