Tom Rogers said ?my AquaMon monitor system paid for itself the day after it was installed.? It turns out that the Rogers Almond Crop was saved the day after the AquaMon system was installed because the upstream canal lock was shut resulting in an impending over-spilling of Rogers? water system. The AquaMon alarm system alerted Rogers to a hig water condition. This enabled them to prevent a canal break. The canal was saved and this enabled Rogers to continue irrigation as scheduled without damage to the crop.
During the first year of installation of AquaMon, the system ?saved us from a canal break 4 or 5 times, and alerted us to low water levels 3 times.? Per Tom Rogers. When the water level goes below a preset level their pumps shut down.
Tom Rogers will be installing upgrades and multiple AquaMon nodes to monitor and control a number of areas in his almond orchards. In addition to water supply levels, he will also monitor ground temperature and moisture, salinity, above canopy temperature, wind velocity and pressure levels at his filter pumps. The AquaMon systems will enable Tom to not only monitor all his sensors but also remotely turn on/off his filter pumps. He can do this from anywhere that he has access to the web. He can do this anytime day or night by utilizing his personal internet account set up by Cermetek utilizing its RSVP (Remote Sensing Viewing Platform.
Tom says the RSVP software and viewing platform is much easier to use than other systems that he has used in the past.
It does not require him to install and special software or any new application on his iPhone or computer. It is also less expensive than the past systems that he has used.
He hopes that the new expanded AquaMon system will give him more ?crop per drop? by giving him precise and timely control of his irrigation. He expects to increase yields and quality, not to mention the ?peace of mind? from being able to monitor and control his business anytime and from anywhere.