AgSense and Valley Irrigation have announced the release of the CommanderVP, a new remote monitoring and control solution for Valley control panels. This is the first AgSense telemetry product to completely integrate into Valley digital control panels.

Adding CommanderVP to the Valley Pro2 and Select2 panels extends existing Valley digital technology to the grower’s computer, smartphone or tablet.

“This type of joint endeavor was exactly what we had envisioned and was one of the main drivers for acquiring AgSense last year,” said John Campbell, advanced technology product manager for Valley Irrigation. “In the near future, growers can look forward to many new and exciting products as a result of these two industry leaders working together.”

The CommanderVP replaces the now discontinued Tracker SP. It includes many product enhancements, such as remote end gun control and programming, optional wire theft monitoring, comprehensive historical reporting, and communication via the private WagNet wireless network for quicker command response times.

Growers will be able to center view pivots equipped with this CommanderVP on the same WagNet web or app login as their other AgSense devices, including other pivots, soil moisture probes, flow meters, weather stations and grain bins.

Like the other AgSense products, CommanderVP also includes easily replaceable modems for areas that vary greatly from one carrier to another.

“This CommanderVP incorporates tools our customer base has been asking for, both before and since the merger with Valley last summer,” said Terry Schiltz, AgSense chief executive officer. “AgSense continues to lead the market in its commitment to delivering leading edge technology at an affordable price for all brands of irrigation equipment.”

Shipping will begin in early October exclusively through Valley Irrigation dealers.