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Simply Smart

The BaseStation 1000™ is part of Baseline’s family of intelligent irrigation controllers. With all the technology that you’ve come to expect from Baseline, the BaseStation 1000 is designed to be simple to use, but smart enough to handle your toughest watering needs.  You’ll love how much time, money and water you’ll save with the new BaseStation 1000 from Baseline.

Right out of the box, the BaseStation 1000 irrigation controller is ready to transform your site. The BaseStation 1000 can operate 100 zones, manage 3 complete points of connection (master valve, flow sensor, and pump), and support 30 programs and 20 soil moisture sensors.

Features

Essential Features for Intelligent Watering

Baseline’s BaseStation 1000 is a smart controller designed to provide the features that are essential for intelligent watering. The BaseStation 1000 works with Baseline’s patented two-wire technology and conventional wire and retrofit solutions.  The BaseStation 1000 comes standard with flow monitoring and management options, support for Baseline’s soil moisture sensors, mobile access, and central control connectivity.

When operated in WeatherAccess™ mode with an active BaseManager™ Plus subscription, the BaseStation 1000 irrigation controller meets the EPA WaterSense program’s water-efficiency and performance criteria. The BaseStation 1000 combines Baseline’s soil moisture sensor-based intelligent watering technology with the industry’s best practices for weather-based irrigation into a single user interface.

Ease of Use – Redefined

Really!  The intuitive and logical interface of the BaseStation 1000 is remarkably simple to use. You’ll never have to guess where a feature is located or struggle to figure out how to program it. Plus, the BaseStation 1000 has built-in help screens that are almost like having the manual open to the right page with the press of a button.

A Revolutionary Way to Connect

The BaseStation 1000 irrigation controller is equipped for Baseline’s LiveView™, which makes your controller accessible from any Internet-ready device. Connect your controller to the Internet through the built-in Ethernet port, and then use LiveView to manage your controller anytime-anywhere just as if you were standing in front of it.  With Baseline, you may never need to talk to an IT guy again!

The BaseStation 1000 is also compatible with other communication options like Wi-Fi, Cell Modem, and Mesh Radio, so connecting to BaseManager is easy and affordable. BaseManager will change the way you manage your sites because it is the easiest to use, most comprehensive central control product ever created, and it’s only available from Baseline.

Note

BaseStation 1000 controllers manufactured before January 1, 2018, need MEXP expansion modules for maximum device totals and access to all BaseManager features. For more information, please contact Baseline’s Sales Account Manager at 208-639-8731 or your local distributor.

Specifications

BaseStation 1000 Specifications

Note

BaseStation 1000 controllers manufactured before January 1, 2018, need MEXP expansion modules for maximum device totals and access to all BaseManager features. For more information, please contact Baseline’s Sales Account Manager at 208-639-8731 or your local distributor.

BaseStation 1000 Display Features

  • High contrast 3.25” backlit mono LCD screen
  • Screen resolution 128×64 pixels
  • Screen LCD brightness of 250 lumens for easy viewing in direct sunlight

BaseStation 1000 Smart Watering Modes

In addition to time-based watering, the BaseStation 1000 can also be operated in the following smart watering modes:

Soil Moisture Sensor-Based Watering

If you have a Baseline soil moisture sensor (biSensor™) installed in your landscaping and connected to your BaseStation 1000 irrigation controller, you can program the controller to water based on the moisture levels in the soil.

Weather-Based Watering

When operated in WeatherAccess™ mode with an active BaseManager™ Plus subscription, the BaseStation 1000 irrigation controller meets the EPA WaterSense program’s water-efficiency and performance criteria.

On the BaseStation 1000, you can combine Baseline’s soil moisture sensor-based intelligent watering technology with the industry’s best practices for weather-based irrigation.


BaseStation 1000 Operating Features

  • Supports up to 100 zones in any combination of two-wire and conventional wire
  • Supports up to 30 separate programs with overlapping run times
  • Supports up to 20 biSensor soil moisture sensors
  • Supports up to 3 points of connection (POC).  Each POC Supports a flow sensor or meter, which manages and monitors flow across a site as independent or connected hydraulic systems
  • Operates up to 7 normally open or normally closed master valves and pump starts for the entire system including booster pumps
  • Supports up to 7 separate normally closed or normally open pause or event devices—each device can be used to control per-program start, stop or pause behavior
  • Concurrently operates up to 15 typical solenoids over two-wire or up to 2 typical solenoids over conventional wire per 12-station Powered biCoder plus 2 additional solenoids using the VE00001 and VE00002 ports 
  • Concurrently operates up to 100 DC-latching solenoids
  • Maximizes watering efficiency and minimizes total irrigation time by using Intelligent Soak Cycles™ to prioritize cycles for zones that have already started to water over zones that have not started
  • Automatically stacks up to 10 overlapping programs. The system can run any number of programs concurrently if permitted by the zone concurrency settings.
  • Learns the actual flow for each zone when one or more flow meters are configured in the system
  • Executes a high-flow shutdown based on total system flow or on flow per flow meter
  • Intelligently schedules watering based on available flow to maximize concurrent valve operation and minimize total water time 
  • Runs a diagnostic test weekly on normally open master valves to help prevent a normally open master valve from “sticking” open
  • Detects and repairs all address conflicts for devices that are connected to the two-wire from the controller
  • Supports two-way communication with two-wire decoders (biCoders) to gather information about the two-wire voltage and communication integrity, the solenoid voltage and current, and status (open circuit, short circuit, or ok)
  • Stores all program and history information in non-volatile memory

BaseStation 1000 Programmable Features

  • Program up to 8 start times per program in 10-minute increments
  • Program the run times for zones from 1 second to 18 hours in 1 second increments
  • Program the day intervals in even days, odd days, or odd days excluding the 31st
  • Create a custom 7-day calendar, and historical calendar with customizable half-months
  • Program unique soak and cycle times (Intelligent Soak Cycles™) for each program.  Soak times can be programmed between 0 minutes and 18 hours.
  • Specify hours during each day of the week when water can or cannot be applied (Water Windows) in 1-hour increments for each 24-hour period
  • Assign start, stop, and pause irrigation modes to each program, including timed-based, event-based, and soil moisture sensor-based behaviors
  • Manually enter a design flow for each zone, with or without an installed flow meter
  • Automatically calibrate soil moisture thresholds and make irrigation decisions based on those thresholds.
  • Adjust seasonal water budget from 10% to 200% by program
  • Schedule up to 8 future “event” dates when no watering will occur
  • Manually operate one zone, or all zones of a program, with programmable run times, delay before starting first zone, and time between zones
  • Search for and identify all devices connected to the two-wire and list them according to device type and serial number
  • Address two-wire decoders (biCoders) by serial number by assigning each zone address a device serial number
  • Re-address any two-wire decoder (biCoder) from the controller by re-assigning the device’s serial number to a new zone address
  • Assign any station  or terminal number on a multi-station biCoder from the controller to any zone address in any order
  • Back up all programming and historical data with any USB flash drive
  • Establish 3 levels of local and remote PIN protection: status & stop, manual runs, and full programming access
  • Configure pipe-stabilization time for flow management

BaseStation 1000 Messages and Alerts

  • Provides real-time soil moisture measurements and watering feedback to the user
  • Includes integrated tools and software that self-diagnose problems and generate alerts and messages, and then displays the messages on the screen and remotely
  • Displays on-screen historical run time information that includes total run time and water used for the last two watering days
  • Displays actual or estimated flow values
  • Displays a 7-day scalable soil moisture graph with 12 readings per day
  • Displays all pause and stop conditions in message screens that are accessible from the main screen. The system displays one message for each condition, and the user can clear each message independently.
  • Displays high flow alerts, pause messages and conditions, and rain delays, wire faults, as well as other operating conditions

Central Control and Remote Control

  • Connect the BaseStation 1000 to BaseManager™ central control when configured with an approved communication module.  Communication options include built-in Ethernet, Wi-Fi, cellular modem, Ethernet radios, and Long Haul Ethernet wired communications.
  • Program and operate a BaseStation 1000 from BaseManager central control and LiveView™
  • Receive email and text message alerts when connected to BaseManager central control
  • Perform manual operations remotely with Mobile Access™ when connected to BaseManager central control

Information Security Controls

The BaseStation 1000 includes information security controls that enable secure networking with other Baseline products.

To learn more about the BaseStation 1000 security controls, refer to the Baseline Security Controls Technical Specification.


Electrical Specifications


Transformer Input

  • Requires 120 VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz and a minimum of a 5 amp breaker  
  • Requires a certified electrician for hard-wired installation

Power Output

  • Station Output: 30 VAC RMS over two-wire
  • Supports up to 1.45 amp output
  • The controller powers down the two-wire after one minute of idle time
  • Drive current to a decoder is 100 to 250 milliamps (depending on the solenoid)
  • Supports up to 110 device loads on a two-wire path
    • 1, 2, and 4 station biCoders = 1/2 load
    • 12 to 24 station Powered biCoder = 2 loads
    • Soil Moisture Sensor = 1 load
    • Flow biCoder or Flow Sensor = 3 loads

Solenoid Specification

  • Requires a typical solenoid with approximately 400 milliamps of inrush current and approximately 200 milliamps holding current

Surge

  • 10 levels of surge protection
  • Up to 5 levels of surge protection built into the controller boards
  • Minimum surge response time of 1 picosecond

Enclosure Options

“X” Cabinet—Wall Mount Enclosure

  • Dimensions: 15.50” x 12.38” x 6.40”
  • 16 Gauge, powder-coated

“XS” Cabinet—Wall Mount Enclosure

  • Dimensions: 15.50” x 12.38” x 6.40”
  • 16 Gauge, 304-grade stainless steel

“P” Pedestal Enclosure

  • Dimensions: 17.38” x 36.25” x 12.63”
  • 16 Gauge, 304-grade stainless steel

Baseline’s Communication Modules — Features and Specifications


4G Cell Modem Specifications


Supported Frequency Bands
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+: 800-850/900/1900/2100MHz and AWS band (1700/2100MHz) (B1, B2, B4, B5, B6, B8)
  • CDMA 1xRTT/EV-DO rev0/EV-DO revA (GTM689 only): 800/1900MHz (BC0, BC1)
Maximum Connectivity Speeds
  • HSPA+: 14.4Mbps (Cat 10) down, 5.76 (Cat 6) up
  • EV-DO RevA mode: 3.1Mbps FL / 1.8Mbps RL
  • HSPA+ Rel 7 SW features CPC (DTX/DRX), Enhanced L2, EF- DPCH
Rx Diversity

Simultaneous equalization and Rx diversity on all bands, except GSM/GPRS/EDGE

Power & Communication

Power is supplied to the cell modem by the 5-pin terminal block of the Comm 2 port of the controller board on all BaseStation 3200 or BaseStation 1000 irrigation controllers or SubStation.

  • The controller and cell modem communicate over 5-pin serial cable.
  • The cell modem is configured through the irrigation controller’s interface.
  • DC Power In: 9-33 V DC
  • Current Consumption: 341mA (measured at 12V DC)
Network

Baseline provides the SIM card from the wireless carrier. There is no annual charge for data.

Environment
Operating:-22º to +158º F (-30º to +70º C)
Storage:-40º to +185º F (-40º to +85º C)
Humidity:5% to 95% RH noncondensing
General Information
Dimensions:6.4″ W x 3.8” L x 0.25” D
RF Antenna Connector:WWAN SMA female
Ethernet (IEEE 802.3):10/100Mb/s RJ45 connector
SIM:USIM/SIM connection, Class B and Class C
Status Indicators:Seven 3-color LEDs showing system status and signal strength
Standards Compliance:RoHS, REACH
Certification:FCC, IC, PTCRB, CE
Compatible BaseStation Firmware

The following firmware versions have integrated support for 4G cell modem communication:

BaseStation 1000:Version 1.11 and higher
BaseStation 3200:Version 12.17 and higher
Compatible BaseStation Hardware
BaseStation 1000:All controllers in X cabinets and pedestal (P) enclosures
BaseStation 3200:Controllers in X cabinets and pedestal (P) enclosures shipped after April 16, 2014

Ethernet Radio Module Technical Specifications


Transmitter
Frequency Range:902 to 928 MHz
Output Power:5 mW to 1 Watt
Data Link Range:60 miles, Clear Line of Sight
Modulation:2 level GFSK
RF Data Rate:115.2 kbps Standard Speed, 153.6 kbps High Speed
Occupied Bandwidth:230.4 kHz
Hopping Patterns:15 per band, 105 total, user selectable
Hopping Channels:112
Frequency Zones:16 zones, 7-8 channels per zone
Receiver
Sensitivity:-108 dBm, at Standard Speed, 1×10-4 BER
-104 dBm, at High Speed, 1×10-4 BER
IF Selectivity:20 dB at fc ±230 kHz
Data Transmission
Error Detection:32 bit CRC, retransmit on error
Data Security:AES 256 bit encryption and TLS 1.2 Technology
Data Throughput:80 kbps Standard Speed, 115.2 kbps High Speed
Serial Data Interface:RS232/RS422/RS485 Programmable
2x 9-pin D-sub (DE-9) male connectors
Ethernet Data Interface:802.3, TCP, UDP, DHCP, ICMP, ARP, Multicast, TFTP, DNP3 over TCP
1x RJ-45, 10/100 Base T, Auto Crossover
Power Requirements
Operating Voltage+6 to +30 VDC
Typical CurrentMode+6 VDC+12 VDC+30 VDC
 Transmit1.1 A550 mA220 mA
 Receive252 mA150 mA63 mA
 Idle140 mA71 mA32 mA
General Information
Operating Temperature:-40° C to +75° C (-40° F to +167° F)
Dimensions:7.0 L x 3.25 W x 1.25 H (in)
RF Connector:SMA, female
Certifications:FCC Part 15.247 / IC RSS-210 / UL Class 1, Division 2
Radio Network Specifications
  • Maximum number of radios in a network:
    • One Gateway radio and up to 34 Endpoint radios, for a total of 35 radios
    • If a Repeater is required in the network topology, the maximum number of radios is 15, including Repeaters
  • Maximum number of Repeaters between a Gateway and an Endpoint: 1
  • Maximum distance between radios: 1 mile
  • Required Noise Margin: The Signal must be at least 20 dB higher than the Noise (Delta)
  • Each radio unit must have a unique static IP (internet protocol) address assigned to it.
Radio Installation Specifications
  • Have a Radio Site Survey performed by a certified Baseline surveyor before ordering or installing radio equipment.
  • Require installation contractors to demonstrate that the installation and radio network performance meets or exceeds all specifications and site survey results.
High Gain Antenna Installation Specifications
  • Provide 10 feet of vertical separation from other antennas.
  • Polarization matters. All antennas must be polarized the same.
  • Install a lightning arrestor and ground appropriately following all manufacturer installation guidelines and precautions.
  • Use LMR400 low loss cables or better.
  • Weatherproof all antenna connections.
  • Provide strain relief on all connections.
  • Use tie wraps to secure cables.

Wi-Fi Module Specifications


Module Description

2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11b/g™

Security
  • Supports 802.1x, 802.1i security
  • WEP
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA-2-PSK
Network Interface
  • IEEE 802.11 – compliant RF transceiver
  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g/n networks
RF/Analog Features
  • ISM Band 2.400 to 2.484 GHz operation
  • Channels 1-11
  • DSSS/OFDM modulation
  • Application throughput: approximately 1125 kbps
  • Integrated low phase noise VCO, RF frequency synthesizer, PLL loop filter, and PA
  • Integrated RSSI ADC and I/Q DACs, RSSI readings available to host
Current Consumption
  • -95 dBm Typical sensitivity at 1 Mbps
  • +18 dBm Typical 802.11b TX power with control
  • +16 dBm Typical 802.11g TX power with control
Power Requirements

Single operating voltage: 2.8V to 3.6V (3.3V typical)

Environment
Operating:-40° C to +85° C (-40° F to +185° F)
Storage:-40° C to +125° C (-40° F to +257° F)
General Information
Dimensions (LxW):6.4 x 3.8 in (163 x 97 mm)
Antenna Connector:Ultra-miniature coaxial (U.FL)
Certifications:Radio regulation certification for United States (FCC), Canada (IC), and Europe (ETSI)
Compatible BaseStation Firmware

The BaseStation 1000 has integrated support for Wi-Fi communication with firmware version 1.8 and higher.

Product Documentation

BaseStation 1000 Documentation


Brochures

Installation Guide

Technical Specifications

Installation Details

Support Docs

Advanced Programming


Communication Modules Documentation


Specification Documents

Support Documentation

Install Guides

Communication Modules

Baseline’s Communication Modules


4G Cell Modem

Add a 4G LTE cell modem communication module to your BaseStation irrigation controller to enable reliable remote connectivity. The cell modem sends and receives data over a wireless carrier’s 4G network.

When you choose a cell modem communication package from Baseline, we provide the cell modem hardware, the antenna, the SIM card from the wireless carrier, the firmware that activates the connection from your controller.

We do not charge for cellular data.

2.4 GHz Wi-Fi

Add a Wi-Fi communication module to your BaseStation irrigation controller to enable reliable wireless connectivity. The Wi-Fi module sends and receives data over an existing Wi-Fi network at your site.

When you choose a Wi-Fi module communication package from Baseline, we provide the Wi-Fi module and the firmware that activates the connection from your controller.

RJ45 Ethernet Port

All Baseline controllers ship with an active RJ45 Ethernet port for direct-connect Ethernet cables. The Ethernet port allows the controller to send and receive data over an existing network at your site.

Ethernet Radio

Ethernet radios are a good solution for wireless communication at a large site with multiple controllers that do not have access to another type of Internet connection. Ethernet radios establish a wireless network across a large site, and all Baseline controllers can use this network to send and receive data.

The typical configuration for a large site is one Gateway radio in its own enclosure and an Endpoint radio in each BaseStation controller. In cases where a controller does not have adequate signal strength to connect to the rest of the network, an additional Gateway radio can be configured as a Repeater to boost the signal to the outlying controller. Keep in mind, however, that using a Repeater will reduce the data speed on the network by 50 percent or more.

After the network for the radios is set up and communicating, the Gateway radio unit is connected via Ethernet to the site’s local area network (LAN). Then, the radio network can send and receive data over the Internet.

When you are planning to use Ethernet radio communication, a Site Survey should ALWAYS be performed.


How to Specify the Communication Modules


4G Cell Modem

When a 4G cell modem is ordered with a Baseline irrigation controller, the cell modem is factory installed inside the controller enclosure. A 3dB “salt shaker” antenna and cables are included. 

Cell Modem Part Numbers
BL-CLOUD-LTE-AT-X4G AT&T cell modem module for BL-1000, BL-3200, and SubStation controllers in X or XS cabinet.
BL-CLOUD-LTE-VZ-X4G Verizon cell modem module for BL-1000, BL-3200, and SubStation controllers in X or XS cabinet.
BL-CLOUD-LTE-AT-P4G AT&T cell modem module for BL-1000, BL-3200, and SubStation controllers in pedestal.
BL-CLOUD-LTE-VZ-P4G Verizon cell modem module for BL-1000, BL-3200, and SubStation controllers in pedestal.
BL-CLOUD-LTE-AT-SS4G AT&T cell modem module for BL-1000, BL-3200, and SubStation controllers for SB-16SS conversion kit.
BL-CLOUD-LTE-VZ-SS4G Verizon cell modem module for BL-1000, BL-3200, and SubStation controllers for SB-16SS conversion kit.
BL-CLOUD-LTE-AT-CSSE4G Verizon cell modem module for BL-1000, BL-3200, and SubStation controllers Calsense SSE conversion kit.
BL-CLOUD-LTE-AT-PSS4G AT&T cell modem module for BL-1000, BL-3200, and SubStation controllers in SB-16SS VIT pedestal.
BL-CLOUD-LTE-VZ-PSS4G Verizon cell modem module for BL-1000, BL-3200, and SubStations controllers in SB-16SS VIT pedestal.
External Antenna Options for Cellular Modules (compatible with all BL-CM-C, BL-CM-X, and BL-CM-P modules)

Includes mast-mounted antenna with mounting brackets, waterproof pipe/conduit mount connector, internal N-type bulkhead, mounting brackets and screws for C and X cabinets, and P pedestals, and installation instructions. Requires BL-CX or compatible LMR-400 low loss cable.

BL-CM-OMNIOmnidirectional high gain antenna kit
BL-CM-DIRDirectional high gain antenna kit

Ethernet Radio

When an Ethernet radio module is ordered with a Baseline irrigation controller, the Ethernet radio is factory installed inside the controller enclosure. A 3dB “salt shaker” antenna and cables are included.

BL-ER-CEthernet radio module (factory configured as a Gateway) in metal wall mount cabinet with 3dB integrated antenna for BL-1000 and BL-3200 controllers. Can also be configured as a Repeater.
BL-ER-XEthernet radio module for X/XS cabinet with 3dB integrated antenna for BL-1000 and BL-3200 controllers
BL-ER-PEthernet radio module for pedestal with 3dB antenna and stainless-steel antenna mount for BL-1000 and BL-3200 controllers
External Antenna Options for ER Radio Modules (compatible with all BL-ER-C, BL-ER-X, and BL-ER-P modules)

Includes mast-mounted antenna with mounting brackets, waterproof pipe/conduit mount connector, internal N-type bulkhead, mounting brackets and screws for C and X cabinets, and P pedestals, and installation instructions. Requires BL-CX or compatible LMR-400 low loss cable.

BL-CM-OMNIOmnidirectional high gain antenna kit
BL-CM-DIRDirectional high gain antenna kit

Wi-Fi Communication Modules

When a Wi-Fi communication module is ordered with a Baseline irrigation controller, the Wi-Fi module is factory installed inside the controller enclosure. A 3dB “salt shaker” antenna and cables are included.

BaseStation 1000 Specific Wi-Fi Communication Modules
BL-1000WF-XWi-Fi module for BL-1000 controllers in large wall mount cabinet
BL-1000WF-PWi-Fi module for BL-1000 controllers in stainless-steel pedestal
BaseStation 3200 Specific Wi-Fi Communication Modules
BL-3200WF-CWi-Fi module for BL-3200 controllers in its own metal wall mount cabinet
BL-3200WF-XWi-Fi module for BL-3200 controllers in large wall mount cabinet
BL-3200WF-PWi-Fi module for BL-3200 controllers in stainless-steel pedestal
External Antenna Options for Wi-Fi Modules (compatible with all BL-3200WF, BL-1000WF controllers)

Includes mast-mounted antenna with mounting brackets, waterproof pipe/conduit mount connector, internal N-type bulkhead, mounting brackets and screws for C and X cabinets, and P pedestals, and installation instructions. Requires BL-CX or compatible LMR-400 low loss cable.

BL-CM-OMNIOmnidirectional high gain antenna kit
BL-CM-DIRDirectional high gain antenna kit

Accessories

BL-ETH-SWRuggedized 3-Port Ethernet Switch
BL-CX-CBL1010′ coaxial antenna cable
BL-CX-CBL2525′ coaxial antenna cable
BL-CX-CBL5050′ coaxial antenna cable
BL-CX-CBL7575′ coaxial antenna cable
BL-CX-CLB100100′ coaxial antenna cable
BL-CX-CBL125125′ coaxial antenna cable
BL-CX-LAIn-line surge arrestor for external antennas. Compatible with all wall mount and pedestal CM, MR, and WF units.