Rain Bird inks deal with wireless monitor firm

12/20/2012 11:31:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

Rain Bird logoRain Bird Corp. of Azusa, Calif., has acquired ClimateMinder, a Glendale, Calif.-based firm that markets wireless monitoring and control technology.

The systems can automatically collect data from sensors as well as control irrigation equipment, according to a news release.

The systems use battery or solar-powered stations that connect wirelessly to the Internet.

Users can remotely connect to the systems via computers or cell phones.

The deal was finalized Dec. 14.

As a result, Bulut Ersavas, chief executive officer and founder of ClimateMinder, joined Rain Bird as business development manager for the agriculture division.

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