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Monitor Remote Pump Starts

The video below demonstrates how to define a simple Text Message alert that is generated when a pump is remotely started or stopped.  In this case, the pump is being controlled by a Murphy Controls ML2000, and connected to the Internet with a Tradewinds RMS3000.  This method can be very useful to monitor remote pumps […]

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Introducing Our New Wisconsin Partner

WHITINSVILLE, MA – Irrigation Automation Systems (, an industry leader in remote monitoring via the internet of agricultural process control, announces the appointment of SureControls ( as their product dealer in the Wisconsin market. Irrigation Automation Systems is the foremost provider of irrigation control and management to the northeast U.S. Cranberry growers. The new partnership with […]


XR3000 Configurable Logic Controller – Combining Fertigation and Frost Protection

The XR3000 handles normal Fertigation tasks with ease by combining scheduled irrigation capabilities with configurable output sequencing. In climates where growers may want to continue irrigation and fertigation in seasons where temperatures may dip into freezing zones at night, they can configure the IAS XR3000 to handle either task without requiring any setup change. To […]

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XR3000 – Irrigation Example

Example: Scheduled Irrigation with Nutrient Injection for Fertigation and Acid Injection for pH control. Consider a simple XR3000-based Irrigation System with 3 Outputs. Using constant velocity injection pumps for nutrient and acid, timed application can be used during the irrigation cycle to apply a precise amount of nutrient and/or acid with appropriate flush periods. Below […]

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IAS Introduces XR3000 Family

The IAS XR3000™ Family of Remote Monitoring and Control products, adds the ultimate flexibility and control to your automation projects. IAS X3000™ models can work in tandem with Modbus capable pump and engine controllers, and can also function as stand-alone controllers. Adding wireless IAS Remote Sensor Units to your XR3000™ allows automatic control based on […]

Internet Of Anything??

I tried to explain the “Internet Of Things” to my wife the other night. She really didn’t care. However companies like IT giants IBM and Cisco, to ASIC vendors like Broadcom and Intel, to software companies large and small are spending cubic dollars just to market and position themselves within this new buzz-o-sphere. Initially I […]