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RAIN BIRD LAUNCHES NEW SMART IRRIGATION
WIFI-ENABLED SPRINKLER SYSTEM TIMER

Save Time, Money with “Smart” Watering

TUCSON, AZ (Dec. 21, 2016) – Rain Bird Corporation, the world leader in irrigation for more than 80 years, announces the release of its new ST8 Smart Irrigation WiFi Timer. Now homeowners can have a beautiful landscape and save water while operating their sprinkler system from the convenience of their Android® or Apple® mobile device.
Simply install the Rain Bird Smart Irrigation WiFi Timer, download the free Rain Bird Mobile App, answer a few questions and start saving water, time and money. The easy-to-use App lets you customize each sprinkler zone and uses your WiFi network to access local weather conditions. By simply turning on Automatic Seasonal Adjust, the controller’s daily watering schedule will change based on the season as well as local weather, temperature and humidity. Automatic Seasonal Adjustments can reduce water usage by as much as 30 percent, conserving water and saving homeowners money all year long.

“Watering the same amount each day as the weather changes doesn’t make sense, but some sprinkler timers have been difficult to understand and program. This new timer will automatically adjust watering schedules based on actual weather to help conserve water,” says Ray Peppiatt, Marketing Group Manager, Rain Bird Consumer Products Division.  “It takes the guesswork out of programming and controlling your irrigation system, and continues Rain Bird’s commitment to develop products and technologies that use water efficiently.”

The indoor timer retails for $149 and includes an easy-to-read LCD screen and the ability to manage up to eight watering zones. The outdoor version will retail for $179 and is protected by a heavy-duty all-weather case. Both irrigation timers are available now at home centers, hardware stores, and online retailers. For additional information, visit http://wifi.rainbird.com.

ABOUT RAIN BIRD

Based in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services.  Since its beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird has offered the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the globe.  Rain Bird has been awarded more than 450 patents worldwide, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler.  Rain Bird and The Intelligent Use of Water™ are 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 in the United States, China, and Mexico. www.rainbird.com.

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