PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc. today announced enhancements to its Web-based WeatherTRAK® solution, that accelerate Smart Water Management from any location via the Internet. The enhanced Web-based, password-protected application from HydroPoint provides the tools to monitor, manage and program the WeatherTRAK smart irrigation controllers remotely. As a result, anyone using the WeatherTRAK solution in single or multiple locations can more easily and cost-effectively employ water conservation practices.
With the enhanced WeatherTRAK Web-based application, users save time by responding to field conditions instantly and by applying dynamic water use based on real-time feedback. Using the WeatherTRAK solution via the Internet also reduces costs associated with landscape irrigation, including fewer truck rolls and site visits.
“HydroPoint puts us 10 steps ahead of the competition by providing us with an irrigation system that enables us to achieve substantial water savings and provide lush landscapes with minimal effort,” said Jeff Welch, vice president of business development at H2O Designs. “We maintain our strong customer reputation because of WeatherTRAK’s quality, consistency and ease of use.”
Ideal for those responsible for managing or specifying multi-site irrigation projects such as landscape maintenance contractors, irrigation consultants, facility managers and property managers, the Web-based WeatherTRAK application can manage single and multiple controllers for one or more accounts. Landscape maintenance contractors and property managers, in particular, who visit multiple sites across a wide geographic region, now have the flexibility of managing these sites from any location with Internet access.
HydroPoint’s WeatherTRAK solution is the only offering that enables Web-based, remote capabilities with instant alerts and historical reporting within user-defined date ranges. Traditional central control systems have a dedicated location for their management software, and only a few individuals can access information. With the WeatherTRAK solution’s secure Web application, multiple individuals can view the account, but only manage sites allowed by the organization.
Key features of the Web-based application include:
“Customers need to respond immediately to field conditions to ensure maximum water conservation and reduce costs,” said Chris Spain, chief strategy officer for HydroPoint. “By enabling users to view and respond to field changes from anywhere, HydroPoint enables customers to reduce water usage and the associated costs of multiple site visits. Therefore, water conservation with the WeatherTRAK solution becomes easier and even more cost effective.”
HydroPoint’s WeatherTRAK smart irrigation controllers eliminate water waste through the adjustment of water output based on plant needs and local weather. Saving four times more water than traditional urban water conservation practices, the WeatherTRAK solution’s automation boosts the productivity of landscape maintenance teams as workers no longer need to adjust irrigation systems manually.
HydroPoint is the only company that can provide localized daily weather data with accuracy down to a square kilometer. This data is sent to adjust the WeatherTRAK controller’s scientifically calculated run time based on actual site and environmental conditions. With the industry’s first true central Internet management software, HydroPoint enables remote programming, monitoring and management of one or more WeatherTRAK controllers. HydroPoint’s products are the most independently tested and validated water management solutions in the industry.
About HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.
HydroPoint, founded in 2002, is the market and technology leader in smart water management. The company's WeatherTRAK solution conserves more water than previous urban water conservation technologies by a factor of four. The WeatherTRAK solution uniquely delivers a multitude of financial and environmental benefits by revolutionizing management of the area of greatest waste in urban water use: landscape irrigation. Proven in 23 independent studies, the WeatherTRAK solution saves water, reduces energy demand and protects water quality while it minimizes liability and expense exposure. In 2007 alone, 15,000 WeatherTRAK subscribers saved over 6.7 billion gallons of water, 26.9 million kilowatt hours of power and 36.1 million pounds of CO2 while they returned $60 million to their bottom lines. Headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., HydroPoint is privately owned and operated. More information can be found at http://www.weathertrak.com.
WeatherTRAK is a registered trademark of HydroPoint Data Systems, Inc.