Spectrum Technologies Integrates WatchDog Weather Station with Toro Lynx Central Control System (Feb 24)

February 24. 2015 – Spectrum Technologies, Inc. announces the release of a new version of the popular WatchDog® 2900ET weather station that is compatible with the Toro® Lynx® Central Control for golf course irrigation systems. The package developed from Spectrum includes a 2900ET weather station, mid-range wireless radio communications to transmit data up to 2 miles, and a service application that allows the station data to be incorporated into Lynx. Connecting a WatchDog weather station to Lynx enables golf courses to control irrigation more efficiently by using real-time weather data to help manage irrigation scheduling.

The WatchDog 2900ET station has been proven in various industries including golf, research, and agriculture, providing reliable weather data, such as wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, dew point, rainfall, and solar radiation for better decision making. Alicia Gillman, Director of Marketing for Spectrum Technologies further explained “The main advantage of the 2900ET station model is the ability to calculate evapotranspiration (ET) values to support the superintendent’s irrigation schedules. By basing irrigation decisions on real-time ET data, you are able to deliver water more efficiently with less waste.”

David Angier, Senior Marketing Manager at Toro noted, “The Lynx Central Control System was developed to give you intuitive control over what happens on your course and now that it is compatible with Spectrum’s affordable WatchDog® Weather Station, you can quickly and easily protect your course with one of the most powerful packages to optimize your irrigation and IPM decisions.”

About Spectrum Technologies, Inc.

Spectrum Technologies was founded in 1987 by Mike Thurow, President and CEO and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois USA. Spectrum is a leader in providing advanced Agriculture, Horticulture, and Turf technologies to customers worldwide. Since 1987, Spectrum Technologies has won over 23 AE50 Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, which demonstrates the Companies deep commitment to innovation and quality. For more information regarding the WatchDog 2900ET weather station, please visit Spectrum Technologies at booth# 22000 at GIS, call (815) 436-4440 or visit online at

About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.2 billion in fiscal 2014, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. Toro Lynx inquiries, please contact your local Toro Golf Distributor or visit

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