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Old 08-25-2011, 09:33 PM
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Remote Access \ Management

I am working on a consulting project for a large property management company right now that I need some ideas on. Basically they are looking at retrofitting multiple sites so they are all on one system for control.

Basic requirements:

- Remote Accessible Programming (cellular, POTS, web)
- Flow Monitoring with automatic shut off
- ET \ Weather \ Sensor based automatic adjustment
- Able to handle anywhere from 4 to 40 zones
- Scalable (able to handle anywhere from a few hundred sites (controllers) which will be the pilot project to up to 5,000+ sites if all goes well)

I am looking at Rain Master, Calsense, Hunter, ET Water, Rain Bird so far.

Any other ideas or other suggestions?


thanks

mz
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:24 PM
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I would talk to the manufacturers reps.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:27 PM
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Rain Bird IQ2 is real nice. It will be the Maxi-Com replacement. Calsense is nice too. If you're doing a central for somebody who owns hundreds of properties then I think you're better off with a system that they completely own and isn't web based. If you're doing single sites for single clients and the central is mainly for your benefit then any of the web based systems are fine IMO.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:58 AM
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I work for Hunter Tech Service. I respect this forum too much to post a sales pitch here. I would be happy to answer your questions by phone though. Call me at 800-733-2823. Please ask for Rod Waller or contact me at rod.waller@hunterindustries.com And of course this offer extends to any member of this forum for tech support or product questions.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:05 AM
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Rain Master has a way superior remote than Hunter.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:16 AM
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and Rainbird
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:30 AM
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Rain Master has a way superior remote than Hunter.
just about everything that Hunter's competitors make is superior to Hunter's products.....
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:51 PM
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The regulars know my choice for remotes, we have two RMs. In all fairness, I'd heard Hunter had improved what was a piece-of-crap remote, but, like TRC, all pale next to RM.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:31 PM
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I don't think the OP is talking about the same kind of remote you guys have in mind. I think he is looking for controllers that can be set and checked from a computer or smart phone off site.

Although if he were the Rainmaster is a great tool.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:59 PM
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The day of the dual remotes is here. I think the smart phone users are going to figure out real fast that servicing the system is much better with a radio remote.
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