Rain Bird’s exclusive “Hybrid Capabilities”were highlighted in the booth, with four (4) new interactive demonstration displays featuring Satellite, Satellite Radio, Decoder and IC System™. Each display was simultaneously controlled from a single Rain Bird Central Control computer. Only Rain Bird offers this hybrid solution, allowing golf courses to complete phased-in or partial renovations and virtually eliminating the need for large one-time capital expenditures to upgrade a facility. It also makes renovations easier by eliminating the need to run different software platforms for mixed systems.
New system demonstration tables were also a big hit and allowed customers to view and experience first-hand the latest Rain Bird products and technology. Each station was built for interactive demonstrations of the Rain Bird IC System™; Cirrus™ Central Control; MI Series™ Mobile Controller and Rain Bird 500/550, 700/751 and 900/950 rotors.
Two (2) large touchscreen monitors again drew crowds with demonstrations of the powerful Cirrus™ Central Control software and its advanced mapping capabilites. A few of the new central control features unveiled at this year’s show include:
- Expanded map customization capability for Point-Shape background layers
- Station Auto Locate / Jump to Station map feature
- Insert a booster pump anywhere in the flow tree
- Zoom level reference indicator shown on the map
- User selectable import directory for older maps
- Improved MI usability with Command Console entry method
- Enhanced MI Status feedback
Prior to the Golf Show, Rain Bird provided a full day of marketing and sales training sessions for its sales and distribution. The Golf team also had a Distributor Awards Ceremony in which we recognized our exceptional US and international distributors.
Thank you to everyone who visited the Rain Bird booth and making it a great success! We enjoyed seeing all of you and look forward to seeing you in San Diego next year.