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BIC 1500 Controller

The BERMAD BIC 1500 is a comprehensive Cloud-based irrigation management system that combines hardware, software and communication components with analytical tools and an advanced user interface into one all-inclusive and powerful centralised crop management system. The BIC 1500 provides farmers with an expandable, modular, efficient and versatile crop management system that makes efficient use of water, energy, chemicals and manpower resources while increasing yields, produce quality, and profitability.

PRODUCT CODE:
BIC1500
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COMPREHENSIVE IRRIGATION CONTROL & MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  • BERMAD BIC 1500 is a comprehensive Cloud based irrigation management system that combines hardware, software and communication components with analytical tools and an advanced user interface into one all-inclusive and powerful centralized crop management system.
  • The BIC 1500 provides farmers with an expandable, modular, efficient and versatile crop management system that makes efficient use of water, energy, chemicals and manpower resources while increasing yields, produce quality, and profitability
  • Powering options:
    12V DC from a solar panel and rechargeable battery
    220V / 110V AC

Typical Application

  • Monitoring, analytical planning, and irrigation control tools
  • Monitoring/controlling climate and other environmental parameters
  • Providing farms in remote areas remote control over cellular communication
Bermad BIC 1500 - Installation example

Features and Benefits

  • Monitoring Capabilities – Enhances understanding the agronomic, environmental, and hydraulic aspects of the farm
  • Powerful Analytical Tools – Cloud based, visual data mining tool for planning agronomic, mechanic, and management strategies
  • Control – Automatically executes farm management strategies
  • Console and Spot – Monitors, analyzes, and executes management strategies via Cloud based programs
  • Modular hardware – Enables flexible adaptation to specific user needs
  • Irrigation control – Supports watering of open field, orchards, horticulture and landscape
  • Fertilizer injection control – Offers efficient chemicals implementation for increased yields and profitability
  • Filtration control – Improves water quality to protect the irrigation system and water conservation
  • Water sources management – Optimizes use of farm water sources

Irrigation

  • Up to 16 irrigation programs
  • Water dosage by Time, Volume, Volume per area and ET
  • Irrigation by days of the week or cycle of days
  • Single cycle or pulse irrigation
  • Start: by time, by condition, manually
  • Flexible programming – Valve by valve, group by group, or combination of both
  • Main valve operation delayed, advanced, or together with the irrigation valves

Fertilization

  • Up to 4 fertilizers and booster control
  • Fertilization modes: Time (h:m:s), Volume (Liters), Concentration L/m³ and Proportional volume
  • Three stage fertigation: pre-watering, injection, post-watering

Backflush

  • Flushing by time, by PD or by both
  • Definable parameters: Flushing interval, Pre-dwell time, Dwell time, Flushing time, PD delay
  • Endless looping detection and prevention
  • Accumulation of flushing cycles by time and by PD

Alarms

  • High flow, Low flow, Water leakage, Low pressure
  • Fertilizer leakage, No pulses from fertilizer injector
  • PD sensor failure
  • Low battery, No AC

Versatile Irrigation Control

  • Various Irrigation triggers; by time, volume, volume per area, ET, accumulation of light, environment and hydraulic physical parameters
  • Variety of scheduling methods; week days, cycle of days, single cycle, pulse irrigation, start times, environmental conditions, or manual start
Bermad BIC 1500 - Installation example

Modular & Flexible Hardware:

  • Maximum 32 outputs – Can be divided between local and radio RTU
  • Local on-board:
    Modular 4 / 8 / 12 / 16 Outputs – 12V DC Latch or 24V AC
    8 Digital inputs – Water meter, fertilizer meters, DP, water level float and etc.
    2 Analog inputs – Pressure sensor, ultrasonic water meter, tensiometer and etc.
  • Radio RTU – License free, up to 3 km (30 km with repeaters)
  • Ph/EC control – Handles single fertilization injection unit
  • Weather station – Supplying data for irrigation by ET, frost protection and rain shutdown
  • Analog inputs – Directly from the controller or remotely though radio RTU (SDI-12 / 4-20ma / 0-5v)

Local and Central Control & Management

General:

  • Multi language controller
  • Local programming via Wi-Fi direct from smartphone/tablet (no internet required)
  • Dealer definitions enables customized fit for each controller to user specific application
  • Flexible condition systems enables starting, stopping, waiting and continuing of irrigation programs
  • Detailed event log for all system events
  • Controller configuration and irrigation programs saved on nonvolatile memory
  • Modern power efficient charging mechanism prolongs battery life and lowers consumption
  • Integrated local alarm control that react to field events and sensors

Cloud control console that provides:

  • Real-time system monitoring with geo-maps, live diagrams, water and chemicals accumulators and environmental data
  • Analytical tools for generating reports based on collected field data; events analysis, sensors behavior, system history and data exporting
  • Planning tools for automatic action, enabling the user to adjust irrigation parameters based on ET and accumulation of light, chemical usage reports, and more

Bermad BIC 1500 - installation example

Communication and Connectivity

Communication:

  • New PC software, Java based: DREAM CONSOLE. Simple to use, powerful and modern
  • New smartphone application: DREAM SPOT from any device using any operating system
  • Communication channels: Wi-Fi, 3G modem
  • Push alarm notifications to user phone
  • Remote firmware upgrade (OTA)

Connectivity with the field control components:

  • Local AC or DC digital and analog I/Os
  • Radio RTU: 2-way radio RTUs
  • RTUs with various digital, analog, and SDI-12 I/Os

Connectivity with the Cloud:

  • E-mail notifications
  • SPOT: Mobile devices user-friendly application for real-time remote monitoring and operation of multiple controllers
  • Data collection from a wide range of sensors such as weather station, soil moisture sensors, tensiometer, pyrometer, compass, and more

Technical Specifications:

  • Construction Materials: UV Resistant ABS
  • Temperatures:
    Ambient: -17ºC to 60ºC; -4ºC to 140ºF
    Storage: -30ºC to 70ºC; -22ºC to 158ºF
  • Protection Rating: IP67; NEMA X4

Bermad BIC 1500 installation example

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