Toro releases latest version of Lynx Central Control System

Lynx Fusion allows satellite and 2-wire systems to operate from one computer.

Toro has released the latest version of the Lynx Central Control System.

The irrigation control system allows golf course superintendents and their teams to address unique challenges and changing priorities. The new enhancements allow facilities to stay connected to their irrigation system with cloud-based tools. The satellite systems and 2-wire systems also can now operate as one with Lynx Fusion.

Lynx Cloud

Lynx Cloud is a cloud-based tool included with every Lynx Central Control System that enables system updates and adjustments to be made anywhere from a smartphone or tablet. Adjustments can be made indefinitely, or for a specified number of days. Lynx Cloud then automatically updates the settings back on their Lynx computer.

“The on-the-go nature of Lynx Cloud greatly reduces the number of trips back to the maintenance shop, eliminating the need to take notes on the course and saving valuable time,” said Norma Frotton, product marketing manager at Toro. “We’re excited to introduce a feature that will improve productivity and streamline how golf course superintendents engage with their Lynx Central Control System.”

Lynx Cloud also feature the “Find me” feature, which locates the closest sprinkler to the superintendent on the map at a given moment, ensuring adjustments are made in the correct spot. A course irrigation overview feature is available with Lynx Cloud, and shows which sprinklers are currently running, along with which ones recently ran and are about to run.

Lynx Fusion

Lynx Fusion is a new Lynx Central Control capability that allows two types of systems, a Lynx Smart Satellite system and a Lynx Smart Module 2-wire system, to be combined and operated from one Lynx Central Control computer. This gives courses the flexibility to transition to a new system over time, instead of all at once, allowing for phased system upgrades.

“This feature is especially beneficial for courses under renovation, eliminating the need to run two different central control computers during the transition,” Frotton said. “Lynx Fusion helps superintendents run a blended system with maximum efficiency, getting the most out of their investment.”

Additional enhancements include:

  • Automated backup. Lynx settings can be backed up to both the customer’s computer and the cloud on a biweekly, weekly or monthly basis.

  • Alarm notifications. Set up and test alarm notifications for several scenarios, such as when the weather station detects rain. Alarms are customizable and can be sent to different people at different times of day or on different days of the week.

  • Map rotation. The map points north as a default, but users can now choose which direction the map faces to best suit their specific course.