Bologna, Italy: Rain Bird Corporation – Golf Division has announced that the Rain Bird IC Integrated Control System has been recognised by the European Irrigation Association (EIA) as the winner of the 2014 EIA Golf Gold Award.
The awards to Rain Bird, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, were handed out at a ceremony during last month’s EIMA trade show in Bologna.
An impartial international jury of experts selected the most innovative products, projects or services that promote water and energy savings for environmental sustainability.
The Rain Bird IC System provides rapid two-way communication, real time diagnostics and centralised control directly to individual rotors from a central control computer, tablet, radio or smart phone.
By using 90 per cent less wire and 50 per cent fewer splices than a traditional decoder system, the IC System is easy to install, expand and adapt as golf courses grow and evolve.
No field controllers, decoders, secondary wiring or unnecessary splices mean fewer areas that can break down, wear out or malfunction.
In addition, the EIA also awarded the 2014 EIA Landscape Silver Award to the Rain Bird TBOS-II Battery-Operated Controller.
Rain Bird previously received the 2013 EIA Landscape Gold Award for its IQ Central Control System and the 2013 EIA Landscape Silver Award for its XFS Subsurface Dripline.