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New Rain Master DX3 sheds light on Satellite Central Control

After much anticipation, Rain Master announced the launch of the DX3 Satellite Central Control System, powered by Laguna software. Designed for the needs of specifiers, sports fields and grounds managers, cities and municipalities, DX3 offers a range of unique features that provide convenience, security and flexibility.

Able to operate up to 96 conventional stations or 200 two-wire stations, the DX3 is all about flexibility and options to suit the specific needs of many outdoor environments. A hybrid operation option gives the DX3 the ability to operate two-wire and conventional wiring at a single controller. It can accommodate up to 16 programs and includes independent station control (ISC) that allows each station to be programmed separately. DX3 is capable of handling several wireless communication options to establish communication to the central control system from many platforms. It also can operate up to 3 master valves, 3 flow sensors and 2 pumps for large- or medium-sized systems.

DX3 does not skimp on convenience features. It is the first central controller to include an illuminated cabinet that operates like a “fridge light” that automatically comes on when the cabinet door is open to make troubleshooting and maintenance easier in the evening, in early morning hours, or in shaded areas. It includes a large 4.4” e-reader style LCD display to provide visibility even during peak sun exposure. Exclusive Pivotech pivoting board brackets provide effortless access to boards and wiring for installation and maintenance, and unique custom fit covers for all electrical boards provide protection from the elements yet still allows for immediate visibility during maintenance and troubleshooting.

The DX3 Satellite Control system’s convenience and flexible feature set is supported by a new, robust central control software system, called Laguna. Rain Master’s Laguna software offers integrated internet-based mapping, multiple ET-weather options, independent station control, and advanced flow and ET options. Laguna also offers over-the-internet updates.

Just as Rain Master’s previous central control system offered water management tools, Laguna, in conjunction with DX3 satellite controllers, gives new meaning to the terms Advanced ET and Advanced Irrigation Management (AIM). With Laguna’s global programming function and simple grid and table user interface, water management and accountability has never been so easy.

“The new DX3 controller has a great user interface that allows the user to access data in the field,” said Brian Sherman, irrigation technician, Moorpark College, Moorpark, Calif. “Coupled with the Laguna central software, there are many features to help irrigation managers conserve water.”

Available for immediate order, DX3 is available in wall mount, plastic pedestal or stainless-steel pedestal configurations. It comes with a limited five-year warranty and free over-the phone service and support.

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