NCC Network Communication Cartridge
NCC Network Communication Cartridges upgrade ESP-LXME, ESP-LXMEF and ESP-LXD Series standalone
controllers to IQ satellite controllers capable of being
controlled by the IQ Platform. The NCC cartridge
connects to the back of the controller faceplate and
provides the communication link between the IQ central
computer and the remote site controllers.
IQ is the perfect irrigation control solution for parks
departments, school districts, property managers,
landscape maintenance contractors, and water managers.
IQ can manage small single-controller sites as
well as large multi-controller sites. NCC cartridges are
compatible with the ESP-LXME traditionally-wired
controllers with 1 to 48 station capacity and ESP-LXD
2-wire controllers with 1 to 200 station capacity.
NCC cartridges are initially configured through a setup
wizard provided in the ESP-LX Series Controller IQ
Settings dial position. Communication setting
parameters are configured through the IQ software or
the IQ Configuration Software designed for netbook/
laptop/Windows tablet use on the job site.
Single controller sites would use an NCC cartridge
configured as a Direct satellite. A Direct satellite has
an IQ central computer communication connection
but no network connections to other satellites in the
Server and Client satellites using high-speed data
cable for IQNet communication require installation
of an IQ CM Communication Module. Server and
Client satellites using radio communication for IQNet
communication require installation of an IQSSRADIO
or RBSS-TN9B radio. Each cartridge kit includes cables
to connect the NCC cartridge to connection module
NCC-RS RS232 Cartridge
- Includes RS-232 Port for IQ Direct Cable or External
Modem communication connection to the IQ
- Includes external modem cable (IQ Direct Cable
provided with IQ Software Package)
- Used for Direct or Sever Satellite applications
requiring direct cable connection or external modem (radio or other 3rd-party device)
communication with the IQ central computer
- User for Client Satellite applications requiring IQNet
high-speed data cable or radio communication
with the Server Satellite
The irrigation central control system shall be the IQ
Platform as hereafter specified and as shown on the
drawings. The system shall be fully programmable,
providing the operator with absolute and full control of
the entire control system. The system shall provide a
degree of flexibility such that, in effect, anything that
could be done at the satellite controller shall be capable
of being done at the central computer.
Rain Bird® IQ™ Platform
The new IQ Platform delivers powerful remote water management tools so you have more control over your irrigation
systems right from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
To use IQ, you will need an ESP-LXME, ESP-LXMEF or ESP-LXD Controller with a Network Communication Cartridge
(Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Cellular).
Go to www.rainbird.com/iq and take control now.