Galcon’s Cutting-Edge Solution Saves Water for Municipalities Through Remote Management of Irrigation Systems

Solution enables control of water usage from anywhere via the Internet.

Tel Aviv, Israel, October 17, 2008 --( WEFTEC 08, Chicago, Hall C, Booth 18053 – Galcon Computerized Control Systems - part of the Whitewater Technology Group and an acknowledged global leader in the field of irrigation - introduces its advanced solution for the remote management of irrigation systems at the Weftec exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, October 18-22, 2008. Leveraging Israel’s globally recognized expertise in water technologies and advanced computer technology, Galcon’s RMIS (Remote Management Irrigation System) enables municipalities to remotely control their irrigation systems from anywhere, via the Internet with GPRS communication, significantly reducing municipal water budgets.

Based on a profound understanding of the critical needs in the areas of water security, monitoring, control, and management, the Whitewater Group focuses on the delivery of advanced solutions for municipalities and water authorities. Among their many water-related responsibilities, municipalities are in charge of managing the processes, as well as reducing the costs, of irrigation in their communities. Irrigation consumes large amounts of water and energy, making it imperative for authorities to tightly control their limited resources. The highest levels of irrigation efficiency are reached when leaks are rapidly fixed, and when the precise amount of water is applied at precisely the right moment. Requirements regarding water usage are determined by a wide range of constantly changing parameters, including temperature and rainfall. Therefore, the ability to alter usage decisions in real time, as these parameters change - and to plug leaks in the system as soon as they arise - is crucial. Galcon’s RMIS enables municipalities to make these adjustments from anywhere, on the fly, conserving both water and energy, and thus saving money.

Galcon’s products - which are based on decades of research and development in the field of agriculture, and designed in response to input from partners and customers around the world - are sold in 50 countries on 6 continents, and enjoy a global reputation for excellence. The company provides a variety of environmentally smart products designed to conserve water, with packaging based on recyclable materials. Targeted to the DIY, professional, and agriculture markets, they are known for their superior quality, ease-of-use, smart design, reliability, and easy maintenance - as well as for their durability in even the harshest weather conditions. These products are not sold as standalones, but as part of comprehensive irrigation systems.

Galcon’s DIY products include a range of user-friendly, battery-operated, one- station units for the amateur home gardener. In keeping with the Whitewater Group’s focus, the company also offers an assortment of specialized AC, battery-operated and wireless products - as well as state-of-the-art solutions used in open fields and greenhouses - for professionals who tend private and public gardens and agricultural fields. In addition to RMIS, the company provides products for municipal irrigation and control, including a central control system that manages the irrigation of wide areas (e.g., universities, hotels, public parks, etc.), via a single wireless computer. Galcon’s cutting-edge, computerized systems can be adapted to hothouses as well as to any size field, meeting even the most complex irrigation demands.

About the Whitewater Technology Group
The Whitewater Technology Group is focused on the achievement of a comprehensive solution for one of mankind's most critical concerns - the uninterrupted supply of sufficient amounts of clean, safe water. Leveraging Israel's immense capabilities in both security and water technologies, the Group is creating a technological powerhouse through the ongoing identification, nurturing, investment, and acquisition of selected, cutting-edge Israeli companies. Galcon Computerized Control Systems, a member of the Group, is a leading manufacturer of computerized irrigation systems. In addition to Galcon, the Group - which will deliver a steady stream of advanced solutions to municipalities and water authorities in the US, Europe and other developed areas - includes Whitewater Security (security), Checklight (monitoring), and Whitewater Well (water controlling). Whitewater will exhibit its innovative solutions at the Weftec exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, October 18-22, 2008.

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