Model ST - Field Monitoring Station
Hortau’s ST Field Monitoring Stations push the envelope of precision irrigation management technology. The ST units are the most accurate and dependable real-time field monitoring stations on the market and are ideal for all crop and irrigation types. Rugged and powerful, ST units have proven themselves time and again under the rigorous demands of commercial agriculture. Operating on solar power, ST units go to work year-round in any growing environment and can monitor key data points from two to eight sensor inputs, sending the information to the cloud instantly via cell phone and data networks. That data is then graphed and accessible in real-time via personal computer or mobile device, giving growers the ability to monitor crop health, soil moisture, weather instruments as well as the ability to remotely turn on irrigation equipment such as diesel and electric motors for pumping.
With Hortau automation, growers can initiate irrigation instantly from their mobile device or PC, or allow pre-set triggers such as weather conditions or soil tension determine when the system turns on and off — all visible and controllable through Hortau’s dashboard.
Advantages to Hortau automation include:
- Pump auto start on an assortment of electric and diesel engines
- Valve actuation on up to three DC latching solenoids
- Device configuration over the air
- Initiate irrigation based on sensor readings in addition to a fixed schedule.
- Ability to manually override automation in Irrolis