Integrated Sensor System™(ISS)


Features and benefits

  • Dynamic integration.Fully automatic.When paired with a Rain Bird Central Control System,the Integrated Sensor System can automatically adjust sprinkler run time store a ch-maintain desired moisture levels, minimizing water consumption,resulting in healthier turf and better playing conditions.
  • Intelligent monitoring. As a stand alone system,the ISS an alyses soil moisture and calculates water budget recommendations for any golf course.
  • Maximum accuracy. Zero calibration.The ISS uses research-grade soil sensors backed by years of field experience.These sensors have been vetted by multiple academic peer-reviews.The IS Stakes highly
    accurate readings of soil moisture,salinity and temperature immediately following installation and without calibration–for easy installation and immediate accuracy.
  • Adjustable oil sens ingrate.With the Rain Bird ISS,the frequency of soil sensing measurements can be adjusted to match course needs.
  • Dependable results. Sensor readings are automatically stored by the data logger on Secure Digital High Capacity(SDHC)storage cards. Data is not lost due to power outages or wireless communication issues.
  • Dependable communication.The ISS uses a proven wireless mesh network which ensures the necessary range of transmission and a secured traffic from the data logger to the Soil Manager™software.
  • Simple installation.Network devices(data logger sand repeaters)are battery-powered and easy to install.There is no AC power source to worry about.
  • Improves turf health, course consistency and play ability.
    The ISS can help deliver more consistent turf quality,anticipate plant stress,weed germination,pest infestation sand other factors.You can useless water to flush salts from the soil profile.
  • System capacity:200sensors,20ISDL-2400dataloggers,40ISR-2400 repeaters per ISG-2400gateway.
  • Battery Operating temperature:-20°Cto54°C(-4°F to 130°F)
  • Storage temperature:-40°C to 66°C(-40°F to 150°F)
  • Gateway:
  • USB to serial to USB
  • Sensors:
  • TSM-3 Soil Sensors
  • Sensor shall connect to a Rain Bird ISDL-2400 Wireless Data and provides oil moisture,salinity and temperature readings
  • Sensor shall take accurate readings immediately following installation and without calibration
  • Sensor shall measure and report:
  • Soil temperature
  • Absolute water fraction by volume(WFV)in%with loam calibration
  • 0.1 to 15dS/min-soil electro conductivity
  • 1% stable WFV readings over the following conditions:
  • -30°C to 55°C (-22°F to 131°F)(non frozen soil)
  • 0.1 to 4dS/mEC
  • Robust, long life materials and construction
  • Industry standard SDI-12interface
  • Shall connect to a data logger through an 18-gauge three-wire cable that is at most 90 meters long.Sensor it self shall have a 8 meters long 18-gauge three-wire cable. Additional cable, not provided, is required to reach 90 meters.
  • Low power operation:
  • 9 to 20 VDC
  • <1mA typical stand by mode
  • 30mA moisture read mode
  • Frequency of sensor reading scan be adjusted between 2 and 120 minutes.Sensor sampling rate under 15minutes will reduce battery life.

Electrical Input:

  • ISDL-2400 data logger:Four(4)D-cell alkaline batteries
  • ISR-2400 data logger:Four(4)D-cell alkaline batteries
  • Minimum battery life:

Twelve(12) months at 20°C(68°F) assuming 100 sensor readings per day (every 15minutes)

  • ISG-2400 gateway:Powered via PCUSB port
  • Each gateway and repeater shall communicate directly with up to eight
    (8) network devices (data loggers and repeaters) to enable wireless mesh capability and ensure optimum radio communication.

Grounding Requirements:

  • ISDL-2400 data logger and ISR-2400 repeaters are battery-powered devices and do not have grounding requirements.

Wireless Network:

  • General:
  • 2.4 GHz ISMDSSS(Digital Sequencing Spread Spectrum)unlicensed frequency
  • Power output 10mW and 63mW per country of use regulations
  • Protocol: Digi Mesh TM proprietary mesh network
  • Communication Range:Unobstructed line of sight 800 yards min.
  • Datalogger:
  • Capacity:18 Rain Bird specified TSM-3 Soil Sensors that use SDI-12 protocol.Nine sensors per channel on two channels.
  • Electrical input:4.1-6.5Vusingfour(4)D-cell alkaline batteries
  • Data storage:Sensor data stored on 4GB or higher capacity SDHC card (card included)
  • Upgrades:Firmware can be upgraded using SD card
  • Display:10-position menu and 4 soft keys for automatic and manual operation including system settings,(language,date,time,units), automatic and manual sensor operation,sensor setup and special features
  • Display shall be back lit
  • Languages:

• English  • French  •Spanish
• German  •Portuguese
• Swedish  •Italian

  • External antenna tuned for 2.4 GHz communication
  • Operating temperature:-10°C to 54°C (14°F to 130°F)
  • Storage temperature:-40°C to 66°C(-40°F to 150°F)
  • Repeater:
  • Electrical input:4.1-6.5Vusingfour(4)D-cell alkaline batteries
  • Languages–Same as Data Logger
  • Display shall be back lit
  • Firmware upgrade using SDHC card(card not included)
  • 4 soft keys
  • Operating temperature:-10°Cto60°C(14°Fto140°F)


  • Hardware requirements,same as Rain Bird central:
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
  • PC with 300KHz or higher processor
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • 1.5GB of available hard disk space
  • Power profile of computer should be configured to not sleep


  • English French  •Spanish
  • German • Portuguese • Swedish •Italian
  • Soil Manager(monitoring)
  • Dashboard view
  • Sensor graph view with annotation capability
  • Sensor table view with an notation and export to Excel capabilities
  • Communication, power and sensor alerts
  • Diagnostics including network device battery level and signal strength status(RSSI)
  • User-defined email alerts for out-of-range soil moisture,salinity and temperature values, communication and power status
  • Water budget recommendations available when one sensor is linked to a particular irrigation program

Soil Manager : (monitoring with dynamic central integration enabled)

  • Same as monitoring version
  • Full integration with any Rain Bird irrigation central control software version7 or higher.
  • Sprinkler run time adjustment based on soil moisture measurements and water budget predictions.