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A system and method for operating a distributed control network for irrigation management. The system incorporates several irrigation controllers wherein each of the controllers can transmit, receive and respond to commands initiated by any device or satellite controller on the network, a communication bus that is connected to the controllers, a central computer that is connected to the bus, several sensing devices that are connected to each controller, and several sprinkler valves that are connected to each controller. The controllers can be operated in local mode via a user interface and in a remote mode via a wireless connection. The controllers are capable of monitoring and acknowledging the commands that are transmitted on the bus.

Title
Distributed control network for irrigation management
Application Number
10/627877
Publication Number
6898467 (B1)
Application Date
July 28, 2003
Publication Date
May 24, 2005
Inventor
Eric Schafer
Carlsbad
CA, US
Brian J Smith
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Agent
Posz Law Group
Assignee
Signature Control Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06N 005/00
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