Maxicom 4.4 is here!
Advanced Irrigation Control for Over 30 Years and Long Into the Future
What is Maxicom?
Maxicom is the most advanced central control system on the planet. With unmatched flexibility, hospitals, universities, theme parks, cities, and sports fields all over the world have benefited from the ever growing list of features.
The Maxicom Irrigation Central Control System is designed for multi-site commercial or industrial irrigation applications. Hundreds of sites and weather sources can be controlled and monitored from one location through telephone, cellular modem, spread spectrum radio (900 MHz), direct cable connect, short-haul modem, Ethernet device server and/or Wi-Fi device server, and can be integrated into the site's fiber optic network.
I’ve heard it’s going away, is that true?
NO! It’s alive and better than ever with many new installations going in the ground. The competition still can’t compete with the power and capability of Maxicom. It’s easier for them to spread rumors of its demise and create concern about its availability, than to address their performance deficits. Just like all of our products, we let the performance speak for itself.
It’s over 30 years old, how can it still be any good compared to newer systems?
First, when it was released it was far ahead of its time and second, we’ve been continually improving it. There’s a long list of central control systems from the competition that have come and gone while Maxicom has continued to lead the pack. It’s hard to catch up on 30 years of dedicated product development. Some of the original engineers that created the system, are still part of this dedicated product team.
What’s New in version 4.4?
- Microsoft® Windows® 8 compatibility
- Seek & Eliminate Low Flow (SELF) – Automatically diagnose a low flow problem
- Station Lockout – Quarantine zones that have had high/low flow alarms until the user takes action
- Station Priorities for Flow Manager – allows the user to alter the sequence of irrigation zones by assigning priorities when flow manager is being used
- Queued irrigation max run time limit increased from 99 minutes to 999 minutes
- Adjustable rain can settings
- Seek & Eliminate Excessive Flow (SEEF) improvement to account for manual adjustments
- Database trim setting is no longer fixed and is user selectable so users can decide how far back the records go
- Phone number/address field works with URL’s and longer IP Addresses
- Field Device Configuration Report now includes satellite names and sensor names
Weather Management & Monitoring Features
- RainWatch™ monitors rain counting sensors, records rainfall and automatically reacts to rainfall by interrupting irrigation, measuring rainfall and determining whether irrigation should be resumed or canceled. Weather sources can be monitored by Maxicom2 calculating daily ET and effective rainfall values and automatically adjusting station run times or the number of days between operation to replace only the water the landscape requires.
- Flo-Watch™ monitors hydraulic conditions in the field, checking for over or under flow conditions caused by breaks in system piping or valve malfunctions. In the event of an overflow problem (line break, etc), the system will automatically identify where the problem is located, initiate valve or mainline shutdown, and send an alarm message identifying where the problem occurred and the action taken to isolate the problem. For low or no flow conditions, the system will send an alarm message identifying the condition and currently operating valves in the problem zone, and automatically take any follow-up actions designated.
- Flo-Manager™ provides real-time monitoring and sequencing of the order in which valves operate to maximize but never exceed the systems hydraulic capacity. Flo-Manager facilitates multi-station operation, which helps shorten the total system runtime and watering window.
- ET Checkbook™ manages Evapotranspiration (ET) and automatically adjusts Satellite Controller station run-time or day cycle intervals to match the landscape’s water requirements.
- Low Flow Alarm –The Low Flow Alarm feature is designed to notify users when the flow in a designated section of the irrigation system falls below a pre-determined threshold level, or when there is no flow (zero flow) when flow is expected. This feature provides warnings of and indications (active stations at the time of the alarm) to locate stuck valves, clogged lines, plugged heads, failed solenoids, etc. This feature requires an updated CCU Firmware Chip (Version 6.00R or greater).
- Graphical User Interface (Windows)
- Automated ET (with Min/Max ET)
- ET Checkbook™
- Rain Watch™
- Schedule Audit
- Manual station control
- Irrigation water windows
- Control of non-irrigation applications
- Event calendar scheduling
- Water usage logs
- Station run time & water cost logs
- Fail-safe redundant back-up systems
- FREEDOM Remote Control System
- Multiple communication options
- Operates with all existing Rain Bird Central Control Hardware Products
- System purchase includes GSP Global Support Plan
- Three-year trade warranty.
Maxicom 4.4 Sell Sheet
Maxicom Tech Spec
Rain Bird Central Control Family Brochure
Irrigation Control: A Solutions Guide
9 Key Questions When Choosing Irrigation Control
5 Keys to Creating
An Optimum Irrigation Schedule
Customer Success Stories
Demonstration Garden, Palmdale, CA
Littleton Public Schools, Littleton, CO
Infinity Park, Glendale, CO
Legoland, Carlsbad, CA
Tierra Verde Resources, Inc., San Diego, CA