HydroPoint, Makers of WeatherTRAK
Leading the Industry with Innovative Products for Over a Decade
WeatherTRAK solutions combine controllers and other hardware, along with cloud-based applications and services to automate irrigation schedules based on landscape-specific parameters (such as plant, soil, slope and sprinkler type) to quickly establish optimal irrigation schedules that match the true water budget for each zone of a landscape. These solutions have key areas of competitive advantage:
Proven Savings and Strong ROI
Proven in 25+ independent studies, including perfect scores on the EPA’s Water Sense certification, the company’s WeatherTRAK® smart irrigation solutions exceed other competitors in the ability to reduce water consumption and water run-off, leading to rapid paybacks from just water bill savings alone. Sites deploying WeatherTRAK achieve 95% of maximum conservation potential compared to 60% to 70% for competitors. Beyond direct water savings, property owners benefit from additional returns and building value from reduced energy demand, reduced water damages (parking lot re-paving, hardscape repairs, property or foundation damages, plant replacement costs), and reduced exposure (slip-fall liabilities). Grounds maintainers also enjoy operating efficiencies from leveraging the tools available.
Reliable pre-integrated WeatherTRAK Controllers & Hardware
WeatherTRAK’s solutions are compatible with 95% of the existing, 45 million installed irrigation systems in the US. Unlike competitors, the solutions are pre-integrated, modular configurations with multiple enclosures and mount options. Wireless delivery of local weather data to each controller’s built in transceiver allows for lowest total cost of ownership; no local sensors, added phone lines, licensed radio frequencies or cables are necessary. This enables simple “plug and play” install for new or retrofit sites.
Site-specific, high resolution weather data
The WeatherTRAK smart irrigation controllers are sent site-specific weather data daily from the HydroPoint’s Climate IQ Center that the Scheduling Engine uses to dynamically adjust how much to water and when. WeatherTRAK has been proven by independent studies to have the most precise ET calculations available, with higher operating reliability than individual weather stations.
The most advanced central control capabilities
WeatherTRAK Smart Water Manager commercial solutions have access to a web-based customer interface providing superior visibility, real-time monitoring and control from both fixed and mobile devices. The superior functionality of these tools have reinforced the popularity of the product with large landscape contracting firms and grounds maintenance staff who use them to improve response times while lowering operating costs.
The lowest overall cost of ownership in the industry
Unlike other major competitors, WeatherTRAK solutions do not require investment in local weather stations, additional communications, or PC/Server applications. They are attractive to landscape contractors, property managers and property owners because they can be so easily deployed and require no extra hardware, communications or software capital or ongoing operating maintenance on the part of internal IT or communication teams.
Current Products for Commercial and Residential Irrigation Customers
We offer two main product lines for smart irrigation: Smart Water Manager for Commercial customers, and Smart Yard Manager for Residential customers. Each of these integrated solutions has a WeatherTRAK controller, combined with a WeatherTRAK Subscription.