Agriculture Comparison

Numbers MOTOROLA NETAFIM® Ranch System LLC™
I/O CAPACITY-The Benefit of high capapcity Up to 500 D Inputs/ A Inputs and 500 Outputs 256 Outputs/32 D Inputs/22 A Inputs Nodes up to 12 with expansion board.
Software License One Time License Purchase One Time License Purchase Web Based-Recurring
Communication Methods Radio, Cellular, IP, 2 Wire, Wireline, Fibe Radio,Cellular 2 Wire, Wireline Radio,Cellular, Wireline
Radio Specs (True Wireless) Range: 80 Miles, Non Line of Sight, Business Band Licensed Radio Range:Up to 3 Miles, unlincesed Radio and 14 Hops Range:Up to 2 Miles, unlincesed Radio

Software

GUI-Graphic User Interface YES, fully Customizable NO- Integrated into controller Online Interface
Central YES, Internal, Cloud based, or Remote Server NO (Wireless monitoring via Radio/Cell only) YES, Cloud based
Stand Alone YES, RTU Stand Alone YES NO
Remote Access Yes, Supports iOS, Android and Windows OS YES- AT FIELD UNIT YES, Online
OPC Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control YES, FULL OPC/API NO NO

Features

SMSAlerting YES YES YES
E-Mail / Voice Alert YES NO YES
Flow Monitoring YES YES YES
Reply SMS NO NO NO
Weather/Soil/Geographic based Irrgigation Control YES (ET, MOISTURE) YES (ET, MOISTURE) YES (ET, MOISTURE)
Different Access for Users YES NO NO

Other

SWAT complaint YES-SMART/SWAT NO NO
Uprgrade Ability Forwards/Backwards Forwards Forwards
Barrier to Entry* $4,500.00 $4,500.00 $3400 + $50/Month +$15/ Site
Sigma Six Quality Standards YES NO NO
Maintenance Modular Boards, I/O Modules, CPU Controller Node and Controller
Support LOCAL ENGINEER FROM MOTOROLA AND DISTRIBUTOR Distributor REP OR DISTRIBUTOR