Orbit Irrigation Products has been associated with high-quality sprinkler systems for years. A little bit of a quiet winner in the industry, and not as well-publicized as rival Rainbird, Orbit has always placed a strong emphasis on quality-built irrigation and home improvement products. They have a stated vision to become the world’s leading home improvement products company. For their first foray into the Internet of Things and Smart Home technology, they chose our team.
Our team worked closely with Orbit to create a brand new WiFi-enabled sprinkler timer, dubbed “B-hyve”.
The B-hyve allows users to control their sprinkler systems 24/7 via their smart phones, tablet or computer. The B-hyve app is fully functional for Android, iOS or web devices, and gives you control wherever you need it. Program your timer on the app, at the timer or let the weather-based software create a program for you.
Our team was involved at every step along the way. This innovative Watersense Certified timer includes tools that we developed to help users save money and follow community regulations with respect to watering restrictions. WeatherSense technology, another tool we developed, provides watering based on site conditions such as slope, soil type, sun/shade, and live weather feeds.
Using the B-hyve smart watering mode can reduce outdoor water use for a typical homeowner by 30% – 50%. This is a clear tangible savings for Orbit’s customers.