Getting an expert’s perspective
It’s beneficial for superintendents and contractors to get involved early on because they can collaborate on pre-project planning. “My role is to design the system and to work closely with Phil to ensure he gets the end product he’s looking for in terms of coverage and control,” Roche says.
Cuffare had a good understanding of different manufacturers’ systems and solutions at previous golf courses. Still, his need to operate and monitor PrescisionAire using his central control software was another reason to select Rain Bird.
The Rain Bird control system allows Cuffare and his team to micromanage water and create detailed programs on the fly. With IC input and output devices, they can turn on different functions of the PrecisionAire system. This allows them to instantly start up the cooling, heating, or moisture management systems.
They’re able to easily operate those functions remotely, and Cuffare also has the ability to pull in and analyze data to be able to make better decisions.
The ability for PrecisionAire to “fit” into the Rain Bird irrigation system was key. The interactivity between the two systems has made course management much easier. The team now gets confirmations about both systems — if they turn a motor on, for example, they know that it truly did come on. This was a compelling decision point in their minds.