From day one, we developed theFMS automated irrigation system to be compatible with any off-the-shelf sensor and control any device available on the market. Most systems use wireless sensors that need to be matched to the main product, forcing growers to replace their current irrigation equipment at a significant expense. By wiring the sensors into the device, FMS is almost guaranteed to fit into any existing irrigation set up. That’s a big deal.
Other systems require a sim card or the use of line of site wireless technologies which prove ineffective for properties with minimal phone service or that have undulating terrain where line of site is not possible. We overcome this by utilising LoRaWan technology (low frequency radio) that can wirelessly transmit signals to the internet gateway up to 15km line of site or 3km through heavy vegetation and buildings, ensuring you don’t experience interruptions or technical failures.
Specifically designed with advanced capabilities to assist farmers reduce their costs even further, the FMS automated irrigation system offers the unique feature of analog out which accommodates the flexibility to control a variable speed drive (VSD). Installing a VSD ensures your pumping system runs only at the speed necessary, reducing energy costs significantly – lowering the speed of a motor by just 20 percent can produce an energy saving of up to 50 percent!
We know most farming decisions aren’t made during 9 – 5pm, so we designed FMS with the unique function of user settable rules, allowing you to make changes to your irrigation operation and scheduling when it suits you. While other systems still require users to contact the software programmer to manually make changes, with FMS you can make your own adjustments, eliminating the need to rely on us.
We’re right beside you along your journey ahead, and that includes providing high quality training and support that ultimately puts you in complete control. Once an FMS automated irrigation solution is identified we correctly train you on the true potential of the system, and we’re only a phone call away should you need additional support. We also believe in getting more information into the hands of our customers and will be providing a library of intuitive training and troubleshooting videos. Watch this space!