The ease and speed with which you can program this controller is remarkable. Simply input a few key specifics, such as your zip code, allowed watering days and the plant/soil type for each zone; the ESP-SMTe does the rest. Your irrigation system waters only when the landscape requires it. And you save 30-70% in water.
With mounting regulations and severe drought in many regions of the country, the days when water inefficiency was overlooked are gone. The future promises even more restrictions for the irrigation industry. But along with these challenges come opportunities. Pioneering smart irrigation technology, Rain Bird was the first full-line irrigation manufacturer with a controller to earn the EPA’s WaterSense label, ensuring it is at least 20 percent more efficient than non-labeled products.
NOTE: The ESP-SMTe Upgrade Kit includes the new front panel and weather sensor only. This upgrade kit will not enable older Rain Bird ESP-M or ESP-SMT series controllers to use the newer 6 station expansion modules. When using the upgrade kit with these older models, programming for some stations will appear to be "skipped" due to the way station numbers are set up in the newer controllers. The upgrade kit will allow a maximum of 12 stations and 1 aux station station to be programmed on older models.