RTI Releases IrrigationCaddy Two-Way Driver
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced the availability of a new two-way driver for use with the IrrigationCaddy HA line of...
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced the availability of a new two-way driver for use with the IrrigationCaddy HA line of Wi-Fi-enabled, Web-based irrigation control systems. The driver enables control and scheduling of IrrigationCaddy, allowing users to conveniently manage their irrigation system with the same RTI user interfaces controlling the rest of their homes' electronic systems, including HVAC, security, and AV.
Developed by RTI, the new IrrigationCaddy two-way driver allows users to monitor the status of their irrigation system, showing which zone is currently running, its duration, and the time remaining. The user even has the ability to edit their watering schedule on the fly and manually control irrigation in up to 43 zones—all from their RTI devices. To prevent waste and overwatering, the IrrigationCaddy system automatically stops scheduled programs when triggered by either a rain sensor or RTI's weather driver if rain is in the forecast.
The IrrigationCaddy communicates via Wi-Fi to the local Ethernet network and utilizes a browser-based interface for initial configuration of zone names and scheduling. Speeding up the installation process, the RTI driver also includes a separate timesaving Windows-based app that extracts the programming from the IrrigationCaddy device, eliminating the need for integrators to enter this information manually into the RTI programming file.
"In addition to convenience, automated irrigation systems such as IrrigationCaddy save end users money and promote environmentally responsible water conservation," says Scott Kelley, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. "By integrating the IrrigationCaddy system into the RTI control platform, it's simple for integrators to provide their clients with convenient up-to-the-minute status and easy editing of scheduled watering cycles."
"We let quality, innovation, and a positive user experience guide our business, and RTI shares those values, so it's especially gratifying to have the IrrigationCaddy HA selected for the development of a new driver," says Kristi Tenrreiro, vice president of marketing and sales, IrrigationCaddy. "The IrrigationCaddy driver will be a great addition to RTI's offering, and customers will find it to be the perfect irrigation solution with their control system."