H2O Flow Pro received issuance this week of U.S. Patent No. 10,512,227 for its WATER FLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS.
Technology director and partner Mike Rainone called it “a huge win” for the company and its technology. “We have worked for years to get this through the patent system,” he said. “We see this as the next level of water conservation and data analytics that our consumers have been looking for.”
The H2O Flow Pro technology is a smart system that learns the normal pattern of flow for each zone, then interrupts the logic of normal controllers when inappropriately high or low flows are detected. Once an anomaly is detected, the system sends an email and text alert stating the issue. The system then turns off the zone in which the high or low flow was detected and moves on to the next zone.
“The H2O Flow Pro wireless water management system allows consumers to monitor their daily activity, be alerted to out of limit high or low flows and conserve our most precious resource,” company president Bret Berry said. “Allowing flow sensors to be wireless without all of the expensive digging and trenching is a huge disrupter in the marketplace.”
Berry said that with patents issued, the company has plans to expand into consumer and agriculture markets.
As a result of the recent strategic agreement made between Aquatrols and Redox Turf,Aquatrols has welcomed former Redox employees Daniel McCann and Barry Bennet to its evolving sales team. In their previous roles, McCann and Bennett served as manufacturing representatives for Redox.
“We are very excited to welcome Daniel and Barry to our team,” Aquatrols director of sales Mike Navel said. “Their extensive agronomic backgrounds and knowledge of the Redox line will be invaluable to our team.”
McCann and Bennett will both join the sales team as territory managers and help the company promote the new, expanded Aquatrols and Redox lines.
“We want to ensure Redox customers that they will continue to have the strong support that they have come to expect while selling the TurfRx line," Aquatrols President and CEO Matthew Foster said. “Barry and Daniel will be vital assets for customers new and old to Aquatrols as we integrate the Redox line into our portfolio.”