Toro introduces the innovative and convenient Lynx® Smart Hub as part of the Lynx GDC 2-wire control system. The Lynx Smart Hub is a new type of field controller that adds security, programmability and sensing to the benefits and simplicity of a two-wire system to optimise golf course irrigation operations.
This adaptable field controller has flexible installation options that include a local or remote pedestal or wall mount and wireless or optional wired two-way communication. The communication system has a range of up to two miles, allowing for road crossings and phased irrigation projects, and provides a simple way to distribute intelligence as a controller for multiple golf holes.
Two-wire technology enables operators to control up to 1,000 sprinklers per hub and 250 sprinklers per wire path. The Lynx Smart Hub stores and runs a fully flow-managed irrigation schedule, while creating a point of connection for soil, flow and status sensors.
"The Lynx Smart Hub is an exciting addition to Toro's trusted line of irrigation products," says John Dalman, senior product manager at Toro Irrigation. "The idea behind the Lynx Smart Hub is truly all about convenience, accessibility and productivity. It can be put anywhere on the course with wireless communication, which ultimately equates to time saved and a more productive operation."
Maintenance and troubleshooting are simplified due to the dispersion of holes within the two-wire system. This enables localised fault analysis that does not interfere with other holes. The Lynx Smart Hub can also be fitted with a repeater for use with Turf Guard® wireless soil sensors.
The Lynx Smart Hub will be available from Toro distributors in spring 2016.
For more information about The Lynx Smart Hub or other Toro products, visit www.toro.com/irrigation