Rain Bird Gives Users Voice-Activated Irrigation Control with the Google Assistant

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Users of Rain Bird controllers featuring the LNK™ WiFi Module can now control their irrigation systems with the Google Assistant.

Beginning in Q1 2019, users of Rain Bird controllers featuring the LNK™ WiFi Module will be able to control their irrigation systems with the Google Assistant, Google's digital assistant, using their voices or just a few simple taps.

The Google Assistant commands will be used with Rain Bird's professional series controllers, the ESP-TM2 and ESP-Me WiFi when outfitted with a LNK WiFi Module, as well as with the ST8-WiFi controllers offered through retail channels.

After installing the free Rain Bird App on an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, new users simply need to enable Google Assistant within the Rain Bird App settings and log into their Google account to enable the new Rain Bird Skill.

ABOUT RAIN BIRD:

Based in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since its beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird has offered the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the globe. Rain Bird has been awarded more than 450 patents, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird and The Intelligent Use of Water™ are about using water wisely. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing assembly facilities in the United States, China and Mexico. http://www.rainbird.com.

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