The drought in California has added an urgency to "smart" water conservation technology such as this.
"HOMEOWNERS SHOULD BE ABLE to manage their water consumption as easily as they control their television,” says Ric Miles, part of Rachio's business development team. "By partnering with Comcast, our marketplace has expanded considerably."
The time was right, he says, because water conservation is a "top of mind issue," with homeowners, who are rightly worried about the future of water availability—.and how it might affect their lifestyle and security.
Rachio is a leader in intelligent irrigation, The partnership specifically allies them with Comcast's expanding Xfinity Home business. They will be integrating the Iro, a sprinkler controller, into Comcast's smart home experience, starting June 2015.
The Rachio Iro, with its simple installation and ease of use is one of the fastest growing smart home devices on the market. The smart-cycle strengthens root structure and the software automatically calculates and adjusts watering schedules.
As a result of today’s announcement, Comcast customers will soon be able to manage each new partner device through the Xfinity Home touchscreen or mobile app, the Xfinity Remote with voice control and the X1 Entertainment Operating System, giving users a unique and diverse range of control options.
For more information on Rachio, visit www.rachio.com