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Case Study




Smart Water

Turf-grass for golfing requires good soil and adequate levels of sunlight, nutrients, and water in order to endure a wide range of environmental extremes and withstand constant traffic from golfers.


The Problem
Of these requirements, water may be the most challenging to provide, because it must be distributed frequently and uniformly into the soil for uptake by the turf-grass root system.


The Solution
The STREGA LoRa time-controlled wireless emitter can help Golf Club owners to reduce their installation costs by avoiding the use of dedicated wires to manage the valves from the control room.

The first and most obvious benefit of wireless components is that they can be installed in locations where wire installation would pose a major challenge. This is particularly true in the case of retrofitting an existing space. Some locations have plenty of water, but no power – wireless technology is the solution to the problem. STREGA wireless technology allows valves to go “where no valve has gone before.”

Even when buried below the ground, the LoRaWAN signal propagates over extremely long distances


The Benefits

Two of the main drivers for the development of wireless products are the ease and speed of installation – as the saying goes: ”time is money”.

The quicker a contractor can complete installation, the quicker he can move on to the next job. In the past it may have taken 30-45 minutes to install a wired sensor, however today a wireless sensor can be installed in less than 10 minutes.

Troubleshooting is also easier – wired products must frequently be checked for breaks or frays in the wire. It takes time to locate, and additional time is lost trying to patch or splice a good line into it. A wireless product completely removes this concern.

The Control Room server is locally linked to the LoRa receiver/gateway which communicates on an extreme range to the time-controlled emitters.


LoRa’s exceptional wave propagation is guaranteed, even if the STREGA device is installed in the irrigation box below the surface of the grass. In fact, one LoRaWAN gateway/Concentrator is usually sufficient to cover all the irrigation zones of an entire golf course.
And because there are no wires needed to power the solenoid, a new zone can start from any given point.
The STREGA wireless time-controlled transceiver is the ultimate solution to simplify your installation and reduce your costs by eliminating cables, encoder/decoders and irrigation controllers.

The STREGA LoRaWAN emitter connects directly to the DC latching solenoid of the valve.

Want to know more? 

Contact us directly to find out how we can assist with your Irrigation requirements.

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