Auburn, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Roslen Eco-Networking Products has released the netAQUA Web-enabled Irrigation Controller on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com. The netAQUA can be controlled from anywhere in the Internet world from any computer, tablet or smartphone, adjusts automatically to changing weather, and is very easy to use.
“We’re delighted to have the netAQUA system available through Kickstarter,” said Mark Rosen, CEO and co-founder of Roslen Eco-networking Products. “Through the Kickstarter effort we will be able to secure the final funding to transition the product to general release and production.”
“The netAQUA 8D is designed to give you greater access and control over watering to save you money while protecting your landscape and the environment.” added Bart Lewalski, CTO and co-founder of Roslen. “The device is both ecologically friendly and economical, a combination often difficult to achieve; we’re very proud of this achievement.”
Network connectivity, environmental sensor inputs, and intelligence are the key features of the netAQUA. Remote access, automatic adjustment to weather, and ease of use are prime benefits to the user. Once connected via Ethernet or WiFi, control and configuration of the netAQUA is done via a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.) on any computer or mobile device. Unlike traditional irrigation controllers, which typically have a non-intuitive interface consisting of a dial and a number of buttons to configure watering plans, the user opens a web browser and connects to an easily understood graphical “Control Panel”. In addition, at the controller, there is a menu driven LCD Local Interface that allows quick changes “on-the-fly”.
The netAQUA offers all watering plan controls that are typically provided in a traditional irrigation controller, plus many more features and benefits, including:
- Hands-off operation even when there are changes in the weather. A major benefit of the netAQUA is automatic override of the watering plan as a result of external data from Internet weather reports or local environmental sensors. Either way, grass and plants get the right amount of watering, or none at all if not required.
- Water flow can be measured to detect breaks or non-operative valves in a line.
- Special watering cycles can be set for clay or sloped areas.
Later this year, Roslen will release the Expansion Module (netAQUA 8EM-8) which connects to the netAQUA 8D. A number of EMs can be controlled by a single netAQUA 8D, and each Expansion Module will add eight zones to the nine provided in the main unit. Configuration and control of the EMs will be completely integrated within the controlling device.
About Roslen Eco-Networking Products
Roslen Eco-Networking Products is a start-up company created to address the need for smart network-enabled devices that provide a useful function and at the same time offer benefits to the user and the environment. The netAQUA is the first product released under this concept.