Acclima, Inc. manufactures world renown precise and stable soil moisture sensors which are used for research and for SMART irrigation control systems governed by these soil moisture sensors. The Closed Loop Irrigation® systems operate by real-time soil moisture content as measured by Acclima’s patented Digital TDT® and Digital TDR® soil moisture sensors. Acclima systems are truly automatic, they only water when necessary.
Scott Anderson, Acclima's founder and Chairman, developed Acclima's revolutionary sensor after his retirement as an electrical engineer for Hewlett Packard. Scott turned his attention to irrigating his property and quickly became dissatisfied with the state of irrigation control. He found that timers wasted water and that soil moisture sensor technologies on the market provided only relative and unstable information due to changing soil temperature, chemistry and compaction. Scott overcame the problems by digitizing a time domain transmission signal and patented the process. With Scott's development, Acclima brings Closed Loop Irrigation® control to provide healthy turf and crops while saving water, fertilizer and frustration.