Popular drip irrigation design software is now seamlessly integrated across multiple devices and platforms with new AquaFlow App for Tablets
Toro is pleased to announce the release of a tablet app for its popular drip irrigation design software, AquaFlow™, available for both Apple and Android tablet devices. The AquaFlow app is an innovative solution that greatly simplifies the drip irrigation design process and improves accessibility to otherwise complicated drip irrigation design information.
“The all-new AquaFlow app for tablets creates a more powerful and convenient user experience, as it’s fully integrated across all software platforms – from tablet to desktop,” says Inge Bisconer, technical marketing and sales manager for Toro. “Users can now seamlessly access designs created on-the-go in the field, including lateral, submain and flushing information, with their desktop devices later.”
With the new AquaFlow tablet app, users can quickly and easily choose laterals and submains, and instantly view results in tables, graphs and a visually friendly, color-coded uniformity map. AquaFlow even allows users to weigh various design options with one-click, to easily compare one lateral choice versus another. “Using this feature, users can quickly compare, for example, the emission uniformity (EU) of the design using ordinary drip tape versus a FlowControl drip tape,” continues Bisconer. “With higher EU’s, farmers can become better irrigators to help increase yields, reduce farm inputs and improve sustainability.”
In addition to the tablet app, Toro is pleased to announce the release of AquaFlow 4.1’s desktop platform upgrade that provides faster performance and a smaller local installation than previous versions and compatibility with browser improvements. In addition, AquaFlow 4.1 helps users remain within Toro emission device operating specifications.
“For nearly two decades, Toro has continuously upgraded the AquaFlow drip irrigation design program to keep pace with changes in technology, and market demands,” says Phil Burkart, vice president of The Toro Company’s Irrigation and Lighting Businesses. “The AquaFlow tablet app and AquaFlow 4.1 platform upgrade are the latest innovations to optimize drip irrigation performance everywhere.”
AquaFlow’s tablet app can be downloaded onto the user’s Apple or Android tablet device from the Apple or Google storefronts, and AquaFlow’s new desktop version 4.1 may be downloaded from Toro’s website. Users must login (or register if they are a first-time user) using their email address and password. Upon logging in, users may then configure a drip irrigation system design on a crop block by entering:
- Field dimensions
- Slope(s) and system pressure
- Selecting drip/micro laterals and submain pipes from hundreds of available options
Additional unique programming features include: unlimited entry of slopes and telescoping submains, auto-positioning of submain position and inlet, and Spanish and metric options.