Orbit Announces “b-hyve” Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler Timer

Set, Operate and Optimize Your Sprinkler Timer from the Convenience of Your Smart Phone

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orbit Irrigation Products announced today it has gone "smart" with a Wi-Fi Sprinkler Timer, the "b-hyve." The b-hyve is designed to save water, while maintaining a beautiful landscape managed from the convenience of your smart phone, tablet or computer.

For more than 40 years, customers have installed Orbit sprinkler timers and systems that are designed with one goal in mind, "Conservation through Innovation." That goal is realized with the b-hyve Smart Wi-Fi Sprinkler Timer.

The b-hyve features at-the-timer controls in a traditional indoor/outdoor configuration, but adds app control from your phone, tablet or computer. With a few user inputs, the app will continuously monitor the weather and send adjustments to the timer, delivering just the right amount of water your plants need, saving up to 30% in water use.

"Water is one of our most precious resources, and it has always been our top priority to research and develop products that will conserve water, while at the same time ensure beautiful lawns and gardens for our customers. We are proud that the b-hyve does an outstanding job of accomplishing both goals," said Stuart Eyring, COO of Orbit.

The b-hyve uses the most up-to-date standards available from the Irrigation Association, including SWAT and WaterSense protocols, and then improves on these accepted standards and practices by using a scheduling multiplier that takes into account movement of water within the soil, which increases water savings.

The app then goes beyond other Wi-Fi sprinkler timers by incorporating the technology of the Irrigation Audit App, winner of the New Product Contest award at the International Irrigation Association Show. All the guesswork of how long to water is eliminated, as the b-hyve uses extremely accurate values for sprinkler precipitation and uniformity to create ideal watering schedules. In total, these exclusive features give homeowners the potential to achieve an additional 20% water savings.

Standard features include an indoor/outdoor locking cabinet, a swing panel display for fast wiring access and a large, easy-to-read LCD. The b-hyve retails for $99.00 in a 6-station model or $119.00 for a 12-station model and is available immediately at home improvement retailers, including The Home Depot and Lowe's.

The b-hyve not only delivers best-in-class features, ease-of-use, durability and value, it is also Made in the USA with global components in Orbit's North Salt Lake factory.

For more information about the b-hyve, visit bhyve.orbitonline.com. For press questions please call or text Mark Walker at 801-231-9194.

About Orbit

With facilities worldwide, Orbit is the world leader in manufacturing and supplying irrigation, misting and home improvement products to homeowners in 40 countries across five continents. Orbit's manufacturing capabilities cover the spectrum of national and international product development and design, skilled engineering resources and state-of-the-art injection molding facilities. For more information visit www.orbitonline.com.

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