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Rain Bird Introduces Simple and Cost-effective PureSense Conversion Options

Flexible conversion kits allow smooth migration to the simplified yet the most advanced irrigation monitoring and control solution in the industry.

AZUSA, CA (December 5, 2014) – Rain Bird is offering simple and cost-effective conversion options for existing PureSense customers for continued collection of valuable in-field soil moisture and weather data. Rain Bird’s ClimateMinder conversion kits enable growers to reuse costly components such as soil moisture profile probes, while reducing the annual subscription fees dramatically through the use of Rain Bird’s patented wireless technology. This intelligent wireless technology allows smaller and less expensive stations to establish a local radio communication network and send their data to the Rain Bird server through a single cellular connection.

Bavaro Farming Company in Escalon, CA migrated all their PureSense stations to Rain Bird ClimateMinder in 2012. Regarding their experience, Joe Bavaro said: "We converted more than ten PureSense stations to Rain Bird ClimateMinder over two years ago. Our experience with the product, its quality and the support we received has been extremely positive. The support we received from Rain Bird ClimateMinder made it a painless transition to a better product. Our sites were up and running in a very short time frame. We were able to reuse our soil moisture profile probes and the weather sensors, which helped significantly reduce the cost of conversion. Overall, ClimateMinder provides more flexible and easier-to-use web-based software. The content is the same even when it adapts to a smaller screen on a mobile phone or a tablet. We have always felt good about our decision to convert our sites."

As the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services since 1933, Rain Bird brings trust, recognition and a proven quality record to the agricultural monitoring and control market. The company helps growers experience a smooth transition through an easy 5 step process, including preliminary assessment, reseller assignment, site visit/survey, proposal and installation & training.

For more information about the PureSense conversion kits offered by Rain Bird, visit www.rainbird.com/PureSenseConversion

ABOUT THE RAIN BIRD CLIMATEMINDER SYSTEM

The Rain Bird ClimateMinder System is a revolutionary monitoring and control solution for agriculture which allows growers to monitor their fields and crop growing conditions in real-time. The system also allows growers to control their irrigation pumps, valves and fertilizer injectors from their mobile phones, tablets and computers. For more information about the Rain Bird ClimateMinder system, visit http://www.rainbird.com/ag/products/ClimateMinder.

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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