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Case Study: Universal Studios (FL, CA)

Case Study: Universal Studios (FL, CA)

Wide area, Varying Horticulture – One Solution.

In 2001, Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA needed a reliable and flexible wireless irrigation management solution for their sprawling park, some 415 Acres in challenging topology (hilly) , they selected the Motorola all wireless, centralized irrigation control system implemented by Branif Systems. In 2016, the park liked their Irrigation system so much that Universal Studios Florida selected the same system for their park.

Hilly and Spread out – Motorola Radios to the rescue

The Radio Difference.

NBC Universal was able to centralize all their irrigation control and monitoring operations across the large site with a pure radio system. This provided reliable wireless communication, easy command, and an ability to automate any area of the park’s irrigated horticulture.

Large Station Capacity equals less Controllers

Having a large station capacity (Valves – Outputs: up to 512 Stations per IRRInet ACE in wired or Decoder Setup) reduces the number of irrigation controllers, saving costs and improving aesthetics.

One Controller, many variations.

The modularity of the Motorola Irrigation system provides the customer with unprecedented flexibility when expanding. Not only can existing controllers be easily expanded with a simple slide-in module at a later date, but a variety of I/O configurations can be ordered to meet unique sensor, control and measuring needs.

Saves Fees

$38,800/ Year

In Subscription and cellular data fees.

*AVERAGE cost for SUBSCRIPTION based irrigation control system.

Saves Water

3,525,231/Year

Gallons of Water

*based on Flow Meter Data YoY COMPARISON from ICC from 11-2013 to 12-2015

Irrigated Area: 415+ ACRES

Irrigated area consists of Urban varying Landscape, Medians, Structures, Parking Lots and more,

System: Motorola IRRInet

Over 40 IRRInet XM/XL (legacy) and current IRRInet M and IRRInet ACE Controllers on the Motorola UHF Pure Radio Network.

Initial Installtion Date: 2001

Universal Studios installed their first Motorola Irrigation System with Branif Systems in 2001

BENEFITS REALIZED



UNIVERSAL STUDIOS REALIZED SEVERAL BENEFITS FROM SELECTING THE MOTOROLA IRRIGATION CONTROL SYSTEM.

KNOWING WHERE THEIR WATER IS:
WITH REAL-TIME AND HISTORICAL FLOW DATA COLLECTED BY EACH MOTOROLA IRRINET CONTROLLER, THE HORTICULTURE STAFF CAN EASILY LOCATE PROBLEM AREAS WITHIN THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM. LEAKS, LOW FLOWS, OR UNDER/OVER IRRIGATED AREAS ARE QUICKLY IDENTIFIED.

CUSTOMIZE IRRIGATION SCHEDULES FOR VARYING HORTICULTURE:
WITH OVER 200 TYPES OF HORTICULTURE ACROSS THE PARK, THE STAFF NEEDED A POWERFUL AND INTUITIVE WAY TO MANAGE IRRIGATION SCHEDULES. EACH PLAN TYPE IS UNIQUE, WITH DIFFERENT IRRIGATION REQUIREMENTS. TURF/GRASS NEEDS MORE WATER THAN SUCCULENTS, SOME SUCCULENTS MAY NEED LESS OR MORE WATER THAN OTHERS. ON A LARGER SCALE THIS MAY BE CHALLENGING TO IMPLEMENT. BUT WITH MOTOROLA IRRINET, STAFF CAN EASILY ASSIGN DOMAINS FOR EACH AREA AND PLANT TYPE. THESE DOMAINS HAVE DIFFERENT SCHEDULES AND PARAMETERS, LIKE OPTIMAL MOISTURE LEVELS. WHAT IS EVEN MORE HELPFUL IS THAT THESE DOMAINS CAN SHARE MAINLINES.