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Hunter Industries Joins OnLink Ready Partners
Cloud-Based Golf Course Decision Platform and Leading Irrigation Manufacturer Partner
Radnor, PA, May 28, 2015 – Today OnLink, the industry’s first cloud based decision platform for improving golf course management, and Hunter Industries, a global manufacturer of products for residential, commercial and golf irrigation, announced a strategic partnership to enhance golf course management for its customer base. This announcement follows news that OnLink recently added eight new system integration partners, allowing for an even more robust, comprehensive management platform at your fingertips.
“Our alliance partnership with Hunter Industries is significant for both OnLink, Hunter and the industry as a whole,” said OnLink Chief Executive Officer Walt Norley. “Hunter is the first large irrigation company to join our platform, which is consistent with Hunter’s history of innovation, and their leadership in supporting disruptive solutions in the turf industry. They understand that OnLink provides a holistic operating approach which allows all essential course management elements to be viewed and managed in one place leading to cost reductions while improving turf conditions.”
Hunter Industries is known in the turf industry as an innovative product leader, offering cutting edge golf course irrigation since 1983. This partnership enhances and expands their presence in the industry alongside OnLink and marks OnLink’s first major irrigation manufacturer partner. With the addition of Hunter Industries to OnLink Ready Partners, the platform will offer the most critical operating component to its roster of systems, irrigation. Through this partnership, customers will see relevant irrigation data along with key weather and soil variables all on one dashboard. Golf course superintendents and managers now have the capacity to optimize water management with access to irrigation information remotely, on a browser, or on a mobile device.
“The OnLink decision platform is the perfect complement to the capabilities of our Pilot Control System. We believe in keeping the irrigation decisions in the hands of the Superintendent. OnLink assists the user in making sound, data based, irrigation decisions that can be implemented, in minutes, from a single screen, in the Pilot Command Center,” said Jon Truttmann, Hunter’s Director of Market Development.
OnLink, the industry’s first cloud based decision platform for improving golf course management, was founded by Walt Norley and Matt Shaffer in 2014. OnLink’s unique value is to consolidate all relevant data into a single dashboard to correlate information while gaining actionable insight into all golf course operations. This is accomplished with analytics and recommendations so golf course superintendents can reduce costs while improving turf health and playing conditions.
OnLink is pioneering this mobile and cloud platform for golf by leveraging deep agronomic experiences, best practices in water & power sustainability, and advancements in golf course hardware and software technologies into a single golf course superintendent-friendly management platform. Previously, these great hardware and technologies surprisingly did not work together. The OnLink solution is built on the foundation of strategic partner OnFarm, a Fresno CA based Software Company successfully implementing a decision software platform for the agricultural industry. In 2012, OnFarm was awarded IBM’s Venture Company of the Year and has approximately 1000 growers as customers on 1.3 million acres.
About Hunter Industries
Hunter Industries is a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, landscape lighting, and custom molding sectors. Founded in 1981, the family-owned company offers over 1,000 products including a complete spectrum of water-efficient solutions for residential and high-end irrigation systems. Hunter’s core mission always has and always will remain the same: to produce innovative products of the highest quality and back them with unwavering customer support.