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1. (WO2016061169) PROXIMITY PROGRAMMED, GLOBALLY SYNCHRONIZED IRRIGATION CONTROLLER AND SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/061169    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/055435
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 15 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A01G 25/16
Applicants: NELSON IRRIGATION CORPORATION
Inventors: BAUMAN, Mark, A.
HUTCHINSON, Graham, L.
GRIGGS, Travis, A.
NEAL, Meade, M.
Title: PROXIMITY PROGRAMMED, GLOBALLY SYNCHRONIZED IRRIGATION CONTROLLER AND SYSTEM
Abstract:
An irrigation control system having an irrigation controller with a unique identifier and configured to execute irrigation schedules, collect, store and forward watering metrics and determine global time, together with a power source, a global time receiver in communication with the microcontroller and configured to provide time from an outside source to the microcontroller and a transceiver in communication with the microcontroller configured to send messages including its unique identifier, predefined irrigation schedules, stored watering metrics and current global time. The system further includes a mobile computer having a microprocessor, a wireless transceiver configured to receive the messages from the irrigation controller transceiver and transmit instructions to the irrigation controller via a communication link and a memory coupled to the microprocessor and configured to store predefined irrigation schedules, and watering metrics. Methods for providing watering metrics and controlling an irrigation control system or value controller are also disclosed.