Firmware IC-W1-1.2.2561 Released

A new firmware is available for the IC-W1 unit.

These are the most important changes in this release:

  • Changes the initial WiFi mode from an AdHoc network to a SoftAP. Allows Android and Windows 8.1 to connect to the initial “IrrigationCaddyAP” SSID
  • Improved Cloud connectivity performance.
  • System ON/OFF switch would sometimes not change when switched from the cloud. Fixed.
  • The “is Rain Sensor Normally Open” setting performed the opposite action implied by the label. Fixed.

 

 

IrrigationCaddy Cloud is Here

We are happy to announce that our Cloud service is now live!  You can get started by going to Cloud Features.  There you will find more information and a link to create an account.  Now you can truly communicate and manage your IrrigationCaddy at home or on the go.  Anytime, Anywhere!

NOTE: The IC-W1 units ship already enabled with the ability to connect to the Cloud. There are also Cloud firmwares for the S1 but they are still in BETA, and they don’t ship with the Cloud enabled. If you would like to try it on the S1 please upgrade the firmware.

Announcing our new WiFi Web Enabled Irrigation Controller

We are pleased to announce the release of the new IC-W1 WiFi IrrigationCaddy!  With built in WiFi and expandable zones, this is the model many of you have been waiting for.  You will still have the ease of use and user friendly interface of the S1 model but there are many new features including:

  • 11 Zones with expansion capability up to 43
  • 6 Programs
  • Multiple start times
  • Flow Sensor port
  • Rain Sensor port
  • Manual control at the unit
  • Water usage logging

WiFi Web Based Irrigation Controller

Please check our web site for a full list of features.

At the Irrigation Association Annual Show in Austin

Great show this week here in Austin. The Irrigation Association show is the biggest of its kind here in the US so we are proud to be part of it, and show our gear. Great opportunity to get feedback from our clients and show our new controller, the ICEthW1 WiFi irrigation contoller.

At the Irrigation Association Show Austin Nov 6-7 2013

If at the show please drop by our booth #1655 and you will be welcomed with some candy :-)

 

iPhone App V1.4 Notes

The iPhone App V1.4 release on Sep 12th 2013 adds a new field to the caddy configuration. The field allows the user to select the Firmware Version.

When upgrading to 1.4 make sure you select the correct Firmware Version for your caddy or the app might not display the zones properly.

New Config Field V1.4

IrrigationCaddy App for Control4 Available on 4Store

As promised we have released an app for the IrrigationCaddy S1 that works on Control4 systems. The app is available from the 4Store.com website.
This is the Lite version, and it runs on 7″ Control4 tablets. It is available for free, and it allows the user to start and stop zones, as well as monitor the progress on the active zone.

In the coming months we will also be releasing the full version of the app. This app will allow for full control of the caddy, (scheduling, status, …).

NOTE: Requires driver name: “IrrigationController_HTTP_IrrigationCaddy_ICEthS1.c4i”

Control4 Integration

We are pleased to announce we have a new Control4 driver for the IrrigationCaddy S1 which we just released.
It is available from Control4 from the online database. It was listed under “Device Type = Others”, and “Manufacturer = IrrigationCaddy.com”.
We will also be releasing a 4Store app soon, which will replicate almost all the same capabilities we offer on the mobile apps for iPhone and Android, but Control4 users will be able to use it from their 7″ displays, and other form factors.

IrrigationCaddy now has a Twitter account

We have finally relented and joined Twitter! I know we should have probably joined a long time ago but here we are.

We will use it mainly to communicate product updates, new features, new products, etc. We are hoping that this will make it easier for those of you that use twitter to quickly learn of what is going on, and hopefully you will find it useful.

To follow us you can click on the link below, or click on the button at the bottom of the sidebar on this Blog.

 

Android App

This past November we released the iPhone app, and now it is Android’s turn.

A lot of you have asked for Android support, and we have promised support for it for a while now, so here it is! In fact I think the app is slightly better than the iPhone version. We have included support for an upcoming firmware release which will improve the caddy’s performance, as well as the app’s responsiveness, but in general the apps are almost identical.

The app is deployed on the Google Play site (click on the Google Play badge below to see details).

Get it on Google Play

It is also available from Amazon for the Kindle Fire.

To see more screenshots you can check the features page on the website here:

http://irrigationcaddy.com/index-4.html#tab3

We hope you like it.

iPhone App

We are happy to announce the availability of our new iPhone app for the IrrigationCaddy available now at the Apple App Store. You can take a look at it here:

The app will allow you to control your IrrigationCaddy Web Based Sprinkler system on the go.
You will be able to control your caddy from your iPhone, and schedule as well as run your sprinklers from it. You will be able to see the current status, whether the sprinkler zones are active, waiting to run, or inactive, etc.

The app requires Firmware version ICEthS1-1.2.171 or higher to be running on the caddy.

Here are some screenshots: