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IAS fights Air Pollution

The EPA has identified diesel emissions as contributing to asthma, allergies and other help problems.  During our latest local customer workshop, where we had representatives from the EPA and Bell Power speaking on clean diesel technologies, policies and funding sources, our customers who use IAS automation to automatically cycle their irrigation systems, report 30% or […]

IAS HarvestWatch™

Using HarvestWatch™ Alerts.  Since HarvestWatch™ allows users to set alerts on any measured parameter from their Irrigation control or monitoring system, Alerts can be set to alert the customer when the system was supposed to turn on or off.  If a customer is using a soil moisture measurement to start an irrigation cycle, but also […]

IAS AlertII Remote Monitoring Station

IAS AlertII™ For Greenhouse Monitoring

Critical environmental conditions for greenhouses are temperature first, humidity second, followed by other conditions such as CO2 content, AC Power, solar radiation, etc.      A special version of the AlertII™ can be fitted with up to 6 temperature or combined temperature/humidity sensors to monitor 6 greenhouse zones per unit.  Using the IAS HarvestWatch™  cloud-based […]

Automated versus Manual Control In Ag

Generally there are three main reasons to automated, to increase quality, to increase oversight or accountability, and tor reduce costs.   Let’s look at these from standpoint of the challenges to manual processes.  According to Michael Caliel, CEO of Invensys Operations Management, there are six barriers to Human Reliability : Stress-induced fatigue.  Agriculture is hard work, […]

AdvancedAutoStart™ uses

AdvancedAutoStart™ uses

AdvancedAutoStart™ products support more that Cranberry Irrigation pumps.  Any crop that requires overhead irrigation, or scheduled irrigation, or fertigation together with irrigation can take advantage of IAS AdvancedAutoStart™ to being lowering energy costs, increasing predictability of water use, and improve crop yields.

New Backend for IAS

New Backend for IAS

Working on new back-end for IAS. Growers can map all sensor devices, track historical data, set threshold, and state change alerts on all data, plus locate their device via GPS if their farm is really large! Early version of AlertII in a Vineyard. IAS AlertII(TM) can accept many environmental sensors, including SDI-12/Decagon, pulse/count, Dallas 1-Wire, […]

Automated versus Manual Control In Ag

Automated versus Manual Control In Ag

Generally there are three main reasons to automated, to increase quality, to increase oversight or accountability, and tor reduce costs.   Let’s look at these from standpoint of the challenges to manual processes.  According to Michael Caliel, CEO of Invensys Operations Management, there are six barriers to Human Reliability : Stress-induced fatigue.  Agriculture is hard work, […]