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Bringing Industrial Automation to the Farm

Scalable and cost-effective pump monitoring with built-in remote control

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Upgrade your irrigation system: from retrofit to ranch-wide automation

Ensuring that you have real-time information to optimize irrigation management 

Building custom monitoring and automation solutions

 

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

What is Water Informatics? 

Farm Data Systems has developed an end-to-end field monitoring and automation solution for crop irrigation management. The platform integrates best-in-class monitoring and control technologies already widely adopted in agriculture and other industries. Built for farmers by farmers, Water Informatics is easy use, understand and operate.

 

1. Reliable on-farm Wide Area Networking (WAN)

2. State-of-the-art sensors and control systems

3. Actionable information in the palm of your hand 

4. Software that is trusted by 1000s of businesses

5. Flexibility to add new features quickly & easily

6. Backed by a team of a seasoned technicians

 

 

One System Manages it All

Improve Efficiency

Quickly identify issues affecting crop performance

Easily prioritize, quantify and schedule irrigation events

Remotely monitor and coordinate irrigation operations        across multiple ranches

 

 

Reduce Costs

Reduce irrigation labor requirements with automation

Reduce travel costs with remote management 

Resolve maintenance issues before they become major      problems

Use precision irrigation to reduce input costs 

 

 

 

Increase Performance

• Get the right information to the right person at the right      time 

Diagnose and fix irrigation systems problems quickly to      maintain optimal performance 

Optimize water delivery to improve crop health 

Best-in-Class Software, Hardware, and Services

 

PUMP MONITORING & CONTROL 

Water Informatics is a cost effective, easy-to-use pump monitoring solution that also provides remote access to turn your pump on and off. It is a tool that helps farmers and irrigation districts better monitor pump flows and manage well health and pump performance, making it the most complete solution for pump management in the industry.

What is Pump Monitoring & Control?

REMOTE PUMP MONITORING & CONTROL 

REMOTE PUMP MONITORING & CONTROL 

Tips for Higher Yield

Software Overview

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Add remote pump start and stop for labor savings

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Use 24/7 real-time monitoring to prevent over-pumping and avoid costly pump repairs

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Precisely control the amount of water delivered to optimize production

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Receive alerts when you approach critical water pumping levels

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Confirm that actual pump flows (GPM) match your irrigation system design

1.   Remote on/off

Remote control of the pump for precision, convenience and labor saving

2.  Energy monitoring

Confirm supply quality and energy efficiency

3.  Well level monitoring

Track draw down and yield monitoring

4.  Filter pressure monitoring

Ensure distribution uniformity

5.  Flow rate and total monitoring

Record effective irrigation management

6.   Pump performance

Primary input to pump efficiency and health

 

IRRIGATION AUTOMATION

What is Irrigation Automation?

Water Informatics Irrigation Automation includes both valve and pump control systems that bring best-in-class industrial control technology to agriculture to provide farmers with a bulletproof, cost-effective and easy-to-use solution. Water Informatics provides precise delivery of plant-water balance with a significant reduction in irrigation labor, making it the most powerful solution in the industry.

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Industrial strength wide area radio network

Pump/Valve control & monitoring

Integrated soil moisture data

Climate tracking

User defined valve selection

Gateway panel with local control

Secure data storage

Heat units & frost alerts

Desktop/Mobile user interface

Software Overview

1.   Pump monitoring

For efficient and reliable operation

2.   Valve monitoring & control

For complete irrigation automation

3.   Full featured irrigation scheduler

For maximum flexibility in irrigation timing

4.   Irrigation map

For real-time tracking of irrigation events

5.   Advanced device monitoring & control

To ensure reliable operation

6.   Integration with crop & climate monitoring

To optimize irrigation decisions

 

CROP & CLIMATE MONITORING

Crop Monitoring using Water Informatics

Water Informatics crop performance toolset starts with weather and soil moisture sensors that help farmers better manage crop health and irrigation efficiency. Water Informatics integrates growers' preferred crop monitoring tools into a single software platform, making it the most valuable solution in the industry.

Crop Monitoring System Components

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Monitor root zone moisture levels up to 60" depth

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Track irrigation system pressure to ensure good uniformity

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Track irrigation durations to confirm applied water

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Refine irrigation decisions with an on-ranch weather station

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Radio network >98% reliable for reduced maintenance requirements

Software Overview

1.   Dashboard:

Quick overview of current conditions

2.   Health monitoring:

To confirm reliable data capture

3.   Full profile:

For optimal plant health & irrigation efficiency

4.   Pressure Tracking:

To ensure distribution uniformity

5.   Detailed activity:

As record of effective irrigation management

6.   Full climate:

Tracking for precise field conditions

CUSTOM PROJECTS

 

Water Informatics is a platform that can easily be adapted to many different purposes, whether you work for an irrigation district looking for SCADA capabilities, or a vineyard operation looking to add winery tank management.  We can also quickly and cost-effectively add new features to irrigation automation such as chemigation, water quality monitoring and pump energy management.

Flexible Solutions

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Tank temperature monitoring

Tank cooling valve control

Voltage monitoring

VFD monitoring & control

Water district flow monitoring

 

CUSTOMER SUCCESS

We’ve implemented Water Informatics on many of our ranches. It makes my job so much easier. FDS are very responsive and adaptive and I consider them a big support to our team.

FDS has provided a good tool that helps us fine tune irrigation decisions in our almond orchards and respond to changing growing conditions.  FDS is also always there with tech support when we need it.

We have used Water Informatics for 3 growing seasons now.  The product is reliable, easy to use and has continued to grow to meet our needs as we move to adopt automation throughout our operations.

Ben Kolber,

KG Vineyard Management

Chris Storm,

Vino Farms

Henry Bettencourt, Handi Nut

REMOTE PUMP MONITORING & CONTROL 

 

ABOUT US

OUR GOAL: to be your trusted partner for technology adoption

Our focus is on helping California growers design, build and adopt effective irrigation management solutions. Our team has worked together for over 15 years, providing monitoring and control systems to significantly improve irrigation management at over 500 farms covering more than 50 crops. We also farm our own 200 acre technology lab to help ensure we deliver reliable monitoring and automation to your farm.

Why FDS?

We're your local farm data team.

We are experts at deploying Information Technology for irrigation management.

We partner with our customers to deliver the right solutions.

Everything we sell is off-the-shelf, cost-effective and reliable.

CONTACT US

 

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38818 Ave 12

Madera, CA 93636

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