Press Release--Irrigation Distributors
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release--Irrigation Distributors
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: RebeccaMorley,215.568.2525
LEADING IRRIGATION DISTRIBUTORS, CONTRACTORS CHOOSE UgMO PROHOME;
SOIL SENSOR SYSTEM SAVES WATER ON RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Wireless Technology is Simple, Reliable & Revenue-Generating for Landscape, Irrigation Contractors
King of Prussia, Pa. (October 5, 2010) – UgMO Technologies announced today that it has begun shipping
its new product, UgMO ProHome, to leading irrigation distributors across the U.S. As irrigation
contractors search for solutions to manage water supplies, this group of distributors is re-defining the
water conservation landscape with UgMO ProHome wireless soil sensor technology. Short for
underground monitoring, it works in conjunction with residential and small commercial irrigation
systems to regulate watering based on optimum underground moisture levels.
“On the home front, 15 million residences across the country utilize irrigation systems, and studies have
shown that landscapes are overwatered by anywhere from 30 to 300 percent – in large part because the
vast majority of sprinklers are managed by a timer alone,” said Walt Norley, Founder of UgMO
Technologies. “UgMO brings new technology to the irrigation process with wireless soil sensors that
monitor underground moisture and work with irrigation systems. By knowing when a lawn or
landscaped area has sufficient moisture for healthy plant growth, UgMO enables sprinklers to operate at
just the right level, saving water and money for users,” he said.
While homeowners can anticipate 30 to 50 percent in outdoor water savings, the UgMO technology also
means more “green” for landscape and irrigation contractors. UgMO ProHome is a retrofit to millions of
existing sprinkler and irrigation systems, with technology that is totally wireless and easily installed. A
typical system can be put in place in less than 60 minutes for under $500. A sure-fire sell to
homeowners, UgMO also presents other incremental revenue opportunities for contractors. Its smart
technology often uncovers irrigation system inefficiencies, such as broken sprinkler heads, that were
previously masked by overwatering, bringing with it the chance for certified UgMO installers to service
and repair sprinklers and up-sell other enhancements.
In Southern California, leading landscape supplier Imperial Sprinkler Supply enlisted UgMO as a tool to
optimize irrigation programs in the face of state, city and county water restrictions.
“We believe we have a great opportunity in front of us with UgMO ProHome. Our industry has long
been waiting for wireless moisture-sensor technology like this,” said Bill Payne, Vice President of
Operations for Imperial Sprinkler Supply. “From easy installation to independent zone watering control,
UgMO gives the contractor and the end-user a reliable, economical and easily integrated water savings
UgMO’s distribution channels cover drought-prone areas across the country. Partners include: Irrigation
Station in Texas and Oklahoma; Stovall Irrigation in Georgia; select John Deere Landscape stores in the
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Southeast; North South Supply, Conserve & Protect, and AmeriTurf in Florida; and Central Irrigation
Supply in the Northeast.
In addition, many irrigation contractors nationwide have joined the ranks of certified UgMO ProHome
installers. They include: Soltis & Company in Southern California; Kristi Enterprises Inc., Kilpatrick, and
Treasure Coast Irrigation and Landscape, LLC in Florida; Aquaterra Turf & Irrigation in Texas; and
Berghoff Design Group and National Turf, Inc. in Arizona. “More and more firms and contractors are
seeking UgMO ProHome training every day so they can become certified installers,” Norley said.
How UgMO ProHome Works
A cost-effective, wireless water ‘watchdog,’ UgMO’s patent-protected smart sensors are placed
underground in each sprinkler zone to measure soil moisture and temperature at the root level (the
most important point for the plant) up to six times an hour, 24 hours a day. These sensors wirelessly
transmit data in real time on a zone-by-zone basis to an UgMO ProHome base station that’s installed
next to a new or existing irrigation clock. Acting as the “brains” of the irrigation system, the base station
determines when the grass and/or plantings have reached their optimum moisture level. If the ground
is sufficiently moist, UgMO interrupts the sprinkler, turning it off before any water is wasted. “Not only
is this an easy install for contractors, but it’s a simple technology for the user, too. Set it and forget it,
and watch the water and dollar savings accumulate,” Norley added.
UgMO ProHome harnesses the same advanced sensor technology used in the UgMO ProTurf product,
which launched in 2009 and today is at work underground at some of the nation’s most prestigious golf
courses and sports turf facilities, including Merion Golf Club outside of Philadelphia; Arizona’s Desert
Mountain Golf Club; Florida’s Seminole and California’s Cypress Golf Clubs as well as Miami’s Sun Life
Stadium (formerly Dolphin Stadium), and Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. The UgMO ProTurf system
has saved more than 500 million gallons of water so far.
Do you UgMO?
UgMO ProHome is available to contractors through irrigation distributors and suppliers now. For more
information or to find a distributor near you, call 877-500-UgMO or visit www.UgMO.com.
About UgMO Technologies
Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa., UgMO Technologies is a national environmental technology
company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative, wireless soil sensor systems and software.
This intuitive technology measures soil conditions in the root zone on a real-time basis, optimizing users’
irrigation programs. UgMO ProHome is a cost-effective residential and commercial sensor technology
that works in conjunction with residential and small commercial irrigation systems. UgMO ProTurf
analyzes soil moisture, temperature and salinity on golf courses and professional sports turf and is at
work underground at some of the nation’s most prestigious properties, including Merion Golf Club
outside of Philadelphia, Arizona’s Desert Mountain Golf Club and Miami’s Sun Life Stadium (formerly
Dolphin Stadium), host of the 2010 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIV. The results are clear: less water used,
less stress on supplies of critical natural resources like water and energy, and dramatic cost benefits for
users. For more information, visit www.UgMO.com.
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