Sprinkl: The Next Element in the Digital Household

Perhaps you’ll remember Sprinkl from the September Dallas New Tech event, when local tech entrepreneur Noel Geren presented the smart automation sprinkler technology.

Well, we’re so thrilled to hear that Sprinkl is transitioning the product for a full-market launch, and their Kickstarter campaign is live today!

The team at Sprinkl consists of Dallas residents Noel Geren and Daniel Pruessner, who have been developing the product for over a year.

Sprinkl’s new take on automatic sprinkler technology features “wireless sensors and auto compliance with municipal watering restrictions” — the system cuts water usage by “up to 50 percent, which drives a water efficiency gain that can save users up to 50 percent on their watering bills.”

This innovative system is comprised of a patent-pending controller and multiple sensor units. Each weatherproof wireless sensor unit relays soil measurements back to the controller using a mesh radio frequency (RF) network, where additional information, such as local watering restrictions, is used to determine per-zone watering schedules. Sprinkl is built on the Android operating system (OS) and runs on a 1-gigahertz (GHz) processor.

The internet is at turning point in the home. Lighting and HVAC controllers have really evolved over the past four years, but irrigation and lawn care technology have been lagging behind.” said Geren, Managing Member of Sprinkl.

fbc1265eb4e323bb723d5bed0db9649f_large“With Sprinkl we wanted to bring an evolutionary product to market; a gorgeous and extensible Android touch based controller that can automatically determine how much water to use per-zone, saving up to 50% on monthly watering bills and preserving earth’s precious resources.”

Follow Sprinkl and their progress on Twitter, Facebook, or their website. You can check out and contribute to the Kickstarter campaign here!

 

 

  • Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term “disrupt,” tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.

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