A pivot irrigation system or center pivot irrigation system is commonly used in agriculture in order to irrigate crops in a controlled and efficient manner. A pivot irrigation system assumes its name as a result of the equipment of the irrigation system rotating around on a pivot. Although this technology has existed for decades, it recently has been revolutionized with wireless data radio technology. Similar to other remote control technologies, wireless data radios have been used in order to gain remote control of pivot irrigation systems. Thus far automatic irrigation systems and remote controlled pivot irrigation systems have proven to be more accurate and efficient than traditional pivot irrigation systems. However, wireless data radios that contain pivot irrigation telemetry have proven to be even more effective and accurate.
In order to equip a pivot irrigation system for remote control access, four basic components are needed: a control panel with operating switches, a wireless transmitter, a wireless receiver, and an actuator. Most of these components come equipped in wireless data radio systems. Once all of the components have been installed, the pivot irrigation system can be controlled from a remote location. In order for this process to occur, the wireless transmitter will send a message or data instructions to the wireless receiver. Once this message or data instructions are received, the wireless receiver will convey this message to the actuator and control panel which changes the message into a specific action.
Raveon Technologies offers its consumers in the agriculture industry a variety of different products and services that have proven to be effective for remote control of pivot irrigation systems. The M7 CE Compliant UHF Data Radio is specifically designed for telemetry, wireless data, GPS, AVL, and remote control applications. If this product does not support one’s specific remote or wireless pivot irrigation system needs, Raveon Technologies also offers its current and existing customers the option of custom wireless design solutions. This service ensures that the needs of those wishing to install remote or wireless pivot irrigation systems are adequately served.