Reinke announces ReinSense
By Top Crop Manager
March 31, 2014 – Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc. will soon introduce ReinSense, a soil moisture monitoring product in partnership with Irrometer Company, Inc. and iDUS Controls.
ReinSense is an in-field sensing device designed to monitor and collect underground soil moisture data through a smart radio network. Solar-powered nodes work to collect the site-specific data that is then is transferred and housed on a server, supplying the grower with real-time access to their soil moisture data through registered online or text alerts. The use of a smart radio network with ReinSense versus a cellular modem will allow growers to monitor up to 12 different soil moisture sites for only one subscription fee, according to a company press release.
Reinke is partnering with Irrometer Company based in Riverside, Calif., and intellectual property development company iDUS Controls in Victoria, B.C., for ReinSense. Irrometer Company manufactures the Watermark soil moisture probe, used with ReinSense. The product also incorporates iDUS Controls’ farm sensor management system, the SensMit Radio Node.
ReinSense will be available for purchase in the upcoming months through Reinke dealers. For more information, visit www.reinke.com/irrigation-products/soil-moisture.