March 19, 2007
Rain Bird Ushers in a New Era in Sprinkler Timer Technology As Its Simple To Set Irrigation Timer Gives Homeowners Complete Control of Their Water Saving Lawn and Garden Sprinkler Systems Once and for All
AZUSA, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, Rain Bird is changing the way homeowners water their lawns and gardens with the unveiling of the Simple To Set Irrigation Timer (SST), the world's first "user-friendly," multi-program timer that does not require an advanced programming degree to ensure maximum lawn and garden water savings all year long. Unlike other timers, which often require countless hours to install and program, the SST uses Rain Bird's proprietary Simple To Set Timing Technology to provide homeowners with the confidence that their automatic sprinklers will keep their lawns and gardens lush and beautiful all year long by delivering the precise amount of water needed every time.
"Years of research and testing have resulted in a controller that would provide homeowners with an easy solution for managing the amount of water that is applied to landscapes by automatic sprinkler systems," said Dave Johnson, Marketing Director for Rain Bird's Consumer Products Division. "Rain Bird's Simple To Set Timing Technology makes this timer remarkably easy to setup, while offering advanced features for precise watering control that until now, were only available on professional grade controllers."
Rain Bird's Simple To Set Timer allows homeowners to tailor each watering zone according to watering needs using the clearly labeled interface, eliminating over watering by providing shrubs, trees, gardens and lawns with the correct amount of water every time.
The Simple To Set Timer is equipped with one-touch water saving features including Seasonal Adjust that changes water duration and frequency, Rain Delay for days when nature provides its own irrigation, and the timer easily connects to an optional rain shut-off sensor for those rainy days when homeowners are not able to manually shut-off their automatic sprinklers.
The advanced timer also includes a built in troubleshooting feature that automatically detects an electrical short, displays an error message and suspends watering of that zone until the problem is fixed, assuring homeowners that their sprinkler systems are not wasting water for weeks without notice due to a valve malfunction.
Color coded wiring, and easy installation means the "plug and play" timer easily replaces any existing sprinkler timer, giving homeowners the full range of water conservation features immediately.
The Simple To Set Timer's advanced memory function stores all timer settings indefinitely, and does not require battery backup to restore the system settings in the event of a power outage. Additionally, the SST's Superior Surge Protection guards against damage from nearby lightning strikes and power surges, a common cause of malfunctioning sprinkler systems. Each Simple To Set Timer is sealed from the environment to protect against moisture, insects dust and grime.
Rain Bird's Simple To Set Timer is available at home centers across the country, and has a suggested retail price of $54.99 for the four-zone model, $64.99 for the six-zone model and $74.99 for the nine-zone model. For more information visit http://www.rainbird.com/.
About Rain Bird Corporation
Based in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since its beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird has offered the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world. Rain Bird has been awarded more than 130 patents, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird and The Intelligent Use of Water(TM) is about using water wisely. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing assembly facilities in the United States, France, Sweden and Mexico, http://www.rainbird.com/.
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