Piccolo XR

Easily connecting remote valves, sensors and pumps to IRRInet.

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The Piccolo XR operates on low power radio that is built into the control unit. As the wireless Irrigation Control node operating on ultra low frequency radio technology, the Piccolo XR provides unmatched infield range capabilities between 2-10 miles depending on the terrain.

With it's powerful Store and Forward capabilities, the XR's wireless range can be extended to a nearly limitless distance

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Field Ready.
Built to go in the field from the box

The Field Ready Unit (FRU) is an enclosure system that is NEMA 4x rated with a built in solar panel. The XR battery never has to be charged, and can even remain operational without sun light for up to 45 days. The CAS is made out of vessel class composite and has a strong integrated locking system to prevent un-authorized access.

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Sensor Suite
Any Sensor. Anywhere.

Need to read Moisture from a Soil Tensiometer? Pressure from a Transducer? Or how about control a motorized gate valve? The Piccolo XR has built-in Analog and Digital I/O that allow you to use whichever sensors work best for your application. No need to mess around with interfaces, software packages, or integration. The Motorola Piccolo XR comes complete with compatibility of over 100,000 different sensors.

Made by the best.
Manufactured by Motorola

IRRInet ACE is made by leading electronics and communications powerhouse Motorola Solutions. Decades of refinement and R&D has gone into the the IRRInet ACE to ensure all users have a reliable and proven platform for their automation and control applicaitons.

Piccolo XR Overview

Have a remote area where you need to control one, two, or even four valves? Start/Stop a pump? Measure Moisture? Or even a 30 inch Mainline? Piccolo XR is your answer.

Irrigation Control

Controlling Irrigation functions such as Valves, Measuring Flow, Starting/Stopping Pumps, Fertigation is easier than ever with Piccolo XR. The Field Ready Units are designed to be pole mounted in the field and can immediately  control remote valves that are tens of miles apart and read sensors such as moisture or pressure sensors.


From measuring and monitoring Soil Moisture, Flow Rates, Pressure, Water Movement, Water Levels, pH, Salinity and more to water usage during scheduled or dynamic irrigation cycles, Piccolo XR packs the punch in terms of capabilities in a cost effective and compact package.

Integral Part of IRRInet

The Piccolo XR is part of IRRInet and IRRInet X. Integrating in one or multiple master units (IRRInet M or ACE), the XR can be deployed easily with new or existing systems. The XR wirelessly extends the reach of IRRInet ACE or IRRInet M Remote Field Units.

Extending the reach of IRRInet

Piccolo XR redefined the wireless irrigation controller. It packs an unprecedented punch by having what previously was not possible – vast wireless range, powerful control and monitoring capabilities, self sufficient and low cost. Farmers, Cities and Water Users around the world rely on Piccolo XR to reliably open and close valves, read sensors, turn on pumps and much more.

The Piccolo XR is a wireless "arm" of an IRRInet Field Control Unit.


Slave Unit
The Piccolo XR can be a "Slave" of the IRRInet ACE or IRRInet M via the dedicated Piccolo Interface Unit. For each IRRInet "Master", there can be 256 Piccolo XRs connected.

Store and Forward / Repeater
Extending the reach of the Piccolo XR, beyond the 10 mile range (topology dependent), each Piccolo XR can extend the wireless range up to 18 hops (though rarely used due to the Piccolo XRs powerful range).

The Piccolo XR can be many things at the same time.


Flexibility. Reliability. Cost - Effective. Piccolo XR delivers the power of Motorola designed for Irrigation Professionals.

Sensor inputs are automatically logged and data may be displayed in trends

Two Way Control and Monitoring

Remote Monitoring Via Tablet or Smart Phone

Real-time performance analysis and status reporting for all field components

Wireless Communications are near instant, ensuring real time control, monitoring and automation.

Control Non-Irrigation Functions

Tariff/Time (TATI) water accumulation programs

Up to 10 Miles Non Line of Site Wireless Radio Range

Specifications and Features

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Remote I/O :

Sensors, Pulse Output Devices, Analog and Digital Inputs, Program Mainlines, Remote I/O, Slave Units

Up to 7
Up to 4
Up to 100
p to 4
Up to 256
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Piccolo XR has a built-in radio.


1RS-232 Ports
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Piccolo XR Fixed Data and Multi Data Wireless and Wire-line Communication Specifications. Supports multiple communication option to meet any application challenge.

Motorola Analog Radio:
Motorola Digital Radio:
Motorola Nitro Broadband

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Options and Industry Specific Certifications and Standards.

Enclosure Options:
Upgrade Ability:
User Modes:

Varies based on application
Slave Unit, Store and Forward
‍Central, Remote Client, SMS, Mobile App
quality (ISO9001:2000), 6 SIGMA, health and safety (OSHAS 18001), and environmental management (ISO 14001:2004), IA SWAT
Piccolo XR
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