New Telemetry System for Flow Meters and Pumps

July 13, 2011
Farmers and Water Districts will save time, fuel, labor and money with the new RemoteCONNECT™ RC45 Telemetry System from McCrometer, which is a wireless data collection system designed to provide information via the Internet from installed flow meters, pumps and other agricultural water management sensors operating remotely in the field.

With its simple, yet robust, design, the RemoteCONNECT RC45 Telemetry System is an excellent entry-level telemetry solution with full functionality. Farmers and water districts requiring 4 data inputs, or fewer, will find the RC45 does the job without breaking their budget. It's easy to install, user-friendly and reliably provides data when you need it at your personal computer or on your wireless mobile device.

The RC45 Telemetry System is a valuable irrigation management tool that can quickly pay for itself. It improves irrigation efficiency by delivering up-to-date water, soil and crop data. With 24/7 monitoring capability, the system features an intuitive web-based graphical user interface that notifies operators of any changes in the irrigation system or other sensors via the Internet, email, mobile phones, texting and pagers.

The RC45 Telemetry System is a mast mounted system that is typically placed within close proximity of the flow meter or water management sensors-anywhere with open visible access to the sky. The system installs easily with no site surveys required, and it retrofits with existing flow meters and sensors from all major manufacturers. It is ideal for application by irrigators and water districts that require a compact, economical system supporting one or two measurement applications in each location.

The RC45 Telemetry System features two digital inputs, two analog inputs and one analog output. The digital inputs are configured as pulse counters for totalized volumetric measurement or flow rate (i.e., acre feet, gallons per minute) and for rain tipping bucket recording. The two analog inputs and one analog output are configurable for 0-5V, 0-1 mA or 4-20 mA.

Designed for reliable operation in rugged outdoor environments, the RC45 System includes a choice of either a 300 mA Solar or 110 vAC power supply. Both power supplies include battery backup with five-year rechargeable battery life. Electronics are housed in a heavy duty NEMA 4 rated polycarbonate enclosure with hinged door and locking clasp for security.

Data collected by the RC45 System can be used by farmers and irrigators, state organizations, water conservancy districts and researchers. The RC45 System provides detailed information about how much water is being applied and when it is applied in scheduled irrigation cycles.

The RC45 System delivers critical irrigation information that allows farmers and others to optimize water delivery based on weather, humidity, rainfall and requirements for fertilizer and pest treatment. Optimizing water delivery provides healthy growth, improves yields and supports best practice irrigation environmental management.

McCrometer, the irrigation industry's most trusted flow meter supplier for 55 years, provides a single go-to source for automated flow measurement system hardware, software, installation, training, support and field service. In addition to the RC45, McCrometer offers a complete family of RemoteCONNECT Systems designed to support small, medium and large-scale irrigation requirements.

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