AppManager™
AppManager™

AppManager Central Control Framework — Powerful. Simple. Innovative.

AppManager is Baseline's central control framework that gives you access to the newest, most powerful site management applications available.

AppManager includes:

  • BaseManager, Baseline's popular site management application
  • PipeView, a digital model of your irrigation system that includes real-time status updates, flow data, and reporting
  • The FlowStation App, an online application that allows you to configure and manage your FlowStations from a web-enabled device

After you create an AppManager account, you can customize your site management experience by picking and choosing which applications work best for you. Baseline applications provide you with the best management tools for commercial irrigation system management, flow management, analytics and reporting, and more.

Learn about pricing on the How to Specify tab.

Give yourself more control, insight, and clarity than ever before with AppManager. To access AppManager, go to baselineapps.net

 

BaseManager™

Save time and money by managing your sites with BaseManager™. BaseManager is a powerful cloud-based central control and remote access platform that allows any BaseStation 3200™ or BaseStation 1000™ controller to be managed remotely over the Internet. With BaseManager, you’ll be able to do everything you normally have to do at the controller, from the convenience of any Internet connected device.

The Right Tools for the Job

With BaseManager you can manage any number of BaseStation 3200 and BaseStation 1000 controllers from a single web interface. The map-based platform is simple and easy to use. The maps and color-coded icons in BaseManager provide a quick and complete picture of what is really happening on any site. You can also customize descriptions for any controller, zone, program, and other device so keeping track of what is what easier than ever. Plus, the descriptions entered into BaseManager show up in the controller too.

Built-in reporting tools allow you to generate soil moisture graphs, view water usage data and run-time reports. BaseManager can even help you diagnose a problem at your site without having to be on site. Most importantly, you’ll have the ability to manually operate and program the entire system remotely—saving you the hassle and headache of having to drive to the property.

BaseManager will also alert you if something goes wrong. Alerts can be configured to be sent by email or text message. You can even get reports emailed to you each day.

With a BaseManager Plus account, you can operate your Baseline irrigation controllers using WeatherAccess™. WeatherAccess applies real-time weather data from a weather station in your area (available in Weather Underground's weather station network), and configurable zone properties to a standardized evapotranspiration (ET) equation. This calculation estimates the loss of moisture from the root zone, and then the irrigation controller uses the calculated value to adjust the runtime in order to apply just enough water to replace that lost moisture. For more information, refer to the WeatherAccess User Manual.

When operated in WeatherAccess mode, the BaseStation 1000 and the BaseStation 3200 irrigation controllers meet the EPA WaterSense program's water-efficiency and performance criteria.

Connecting to BaseManager

Connecting a BaseStation 3200 or BaseStation 1000 to BaseManager is simple with multiple communication options including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, cellular modem, and spread spectrum radio.

BaseManager Subscriptions

A subscription determines what BaseManager and Mobile Access features a controller has access to.

The subscription is associated with a controller and all controllers belonging to a company will be set to the same subscription level.

New BaseStation 3200 controllers receive a free BaseManager Plus subscription for six months. If a paid subscription is not set up following the six-month trial period, the first controller added to a company's account will be assigned a LiveView subscription and only the first authorized user will have access. All other controllers on the company's account will be set to inactive. New BaseStation 1000 controllers come with a LiveView subscription.

Subscription Term and Renewal

When you purchase a subscription, it is valid for one year.

If you add a controller to an existing company, the new controller subscription renewal fee will be prorated in order to put all controllers on the same renewal schedule.

The renewal date determines when you will be charged for your subscription.

If all the controllers' subscriptions expire in an account, the first controller in the list will be set to LiveView, and all other controllers will be set to Inactive.

LiveView™

In addition to BaseManager, Baseline also provides a powerful tool for remotely connecting to any BaseStation 3200 or BaseStation 1000 controller called LiveView™. LiveView provides real-time access to any BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 that is connected to the Internet. Get complete access to your controller, just as if you were standing in front of it.

Mobile Access™

BaseManager is more than just a central control platform. It is also a revolutionary way to remotely control an irrigation system. Mobile Access™ is a mobile web application that turns any mobile device into the ultimate remote control. Mobile Access is included with every BaseManager account, which, in addition to starting and stopping zones, also allows you to start and stop programs, and initiate rain delays. With Mobile Access Advanced you can also get real-time flow and moisture readings, adjust run times and start times, and even geo-locate a device right from your mobile device.

 

PipeView™

PipeView is a real-time digital model that represents the allocation of water through a site's hydraulic structure managed by a BaseStation 3200. It provides at-a-glance, color-coded status indicators highlighting flow dynamics plus clickable Water Source, Control Point, Mainline, and Zone boxes.

You can access PipeView using desktop, tablet, or mobile devices. You can use PipeView to view the hydraulic structure of a single site for a single controller, or, multiple sites with multiple controllers. PipeView also supports sites that have shared flow configurations using a FlowStation.

With PipeView you get:

  • Quick and easy to understand flow reports to help you manage your site efficiently
  • Real-time display of how water is flowing at your site - lets you know what's happening and where
  • Color-coded status updates make it easy to understand what is happening at your site and why
  • The ability to make adjustments to your site while you're in the field using your mobile device

Build Your Digital Model

Water Source: Supplies the system with water. The status box for a water source indicates if this water source is providing water to the system or not. Clicking on the water source gives you budget and usage information.

Control Point: This allows water into the system by controlling a master valve or pump, and can also monitor flow stability and usage with a flow sensor or a pressure sensor. The status for this box will indicate if it is open or close and it will provide real-time flow data. Clicking on the control point box gives you graphs for flow rates by gallons-per-minute and flow usage over time. This also gives you pressure reports showing the psi reported at that point over time.

Mainline: This directs the flow of water from one point of the site to another point of site. This box provides a description about the mainline so you know where on the site the water is flowing.

Zone: This is the end of the hydraulic system where the water is emitted from sprinkler devices. The box for a Zone indicates the Zone number and its status.

Real-time Control and Data

Messages: Get real-time notifications for what's happening on your site with different priority level alerts and statuses.

Budgets: See where how much your system has used based on a monthly usage budget.

Flow Graphs: Detailed graphs give you key insights into the behavior and water usage of your site.

Edit Details: Configure different aspects of each aspect of the hydraulic system, such as flow variances, flow shutdowns, pressure delays and more, in real-time from anywhere.

Note: PipeView is compatible with BaseStation 3200 controllers updated with version 16.1 code or higher and with FlowStation controllers updated with version 2.0 or higher. To update your firmware, visit our Firmware Updates page.

 

FlowStation App™

With the FlowStation app you can remotely configure and manage your FlowStation from a desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

Get quick access to program controllers, share flow between them, and then manage the entire scope of hydraulics.

The FlowStation app is a cloud-based, shared-flow configuration and programming app that enables you to easily:

  • Design flows for Water Sources, Control Points, and Mainlines
  • Define operational delays based on time or pressure for system stabilization
  • Assign Zones to Mainlines for optimized flow resolution

To access the FlowStation app you must have access to AppManager and subscribe to the FlowStation app (part number: BL-APPMGR-FL).

Note: The FlowStation App is compatible with BaseStation 3200 controllers updated with version 16.1 code or higher and with FlowStation controllers updated with version 2.0 or higher. To update your firmware, visit our Firmware Updates page.

Access, Connectivity, and Compatibility Features

  • End users sign into their AppManager account, and then they have access to the applications that they have subscribed to.
    • BaseManager™
      • WeatherAccess™
      • LiveView™
      • Mobile Access™
    • PipeView™
    • FlowStation App™
  • Compatible with all BaseStation 3200 and BaseStation 1000 controllers and the FlowStation.
    • Controllers connect with any of the following communication options: Ethernet connection, GPRS cellular modem, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet radio.
  • BaseManager communicates with a controller via a secure WebSocket over an Internet connection with the most current version of the following web browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari

AppManager Applications

BaseManager™

BaseManager™ is a central control application within the AppManager framework. BaseManager enables any BaseStation 3200™ or BaseStation 1000™ irrigation controller to be fully programmed and operated remotely from a computer or other mobile device. BaseManager also allows the user to add zone descriptions, automate text message and email alerts, and generate reports.

BaseManager is available as a cloud-based application over the Internet or on a self-hosted server.

BaseManager Subscriptions

A subscription determines what BaseManager and Mobile Access features a controller has access to.

The subscription is associated with a controller and all controllers belonging to a company will be set to the same subscription level.

New BaseStation 3200 controllers receive a free BaseManager Plus subscription for 1 year. If a paid subscription is not set up following the trial period, the first controller added to a company's account will be assigned a LiveView subscription and only the first authorized user will have access. All other controllers on the company's account will be set to inactive.

BaseStation 1000 controllers come with a free LiveView subscription.

Subscription Term and Renewal

When you purchase a subscription, it is valid for one year.

If you add a controller to an existing company, the new controller subscription renewal fee will be prorated in order to put all controllers on the same renewal schedule.

The renewal date determines when you will be charged for your subscription.

If all the controllers' subscriptions expire in an account, the first controller in the list will be set to LiveView, and all other controllers will be set to Inactive.

End User Features Available in BaseManager Plus

A map-based interface provides the following functionality:

  • Check the status of any controller, device, or zone
  • Find the location of your controllers, devices, and zones
  • Start/stop a zone
  • Test devices and zones
  • Display a graph for devices and zones
  • Set a rain delay
  • Zoom in/out and move the map view
  • Switch between a street map view, satellite view, and terrain view
  • Set geo-location for any controller, zone, or other device

Three levels of user access:

  • Company Admin
  • Site Manager
  • Operator

A quick view of the status of all zones with color-coded statuses and descriptions, including:

  • Real-time color-coded status for all zones and programs
  • Complete list of current alarms and messages
  • Ability to delete/clear any current alarm or message
  • Current status and value for all sensing devices

View soil moisture and run-time graphs for any/all zones and soil moisture sensors

Schedule rain delays and pause events

Clear rain delays and pause conditions

Update controller firmware

Add and fully configure all zones and programs, including:

  • Enable/disable zones
  • Change zone type
  • Assign a program
  • Adjust water time
  • Adjust cycle and soak times
  • Program soil moisture sensors
  • Program master valves
  • Program flow sensors
  • Program pressure sensors
  • Configure mainlines
  • Set all program schedules
  • Set all program configurations, including per-program configuration of:
    • Program stop/start conditions
    • Smart watering based on soil moisture sensors
    • Water sources
    • Master valves
    • Water days
    • Water windows

Add textual descriptions for all controllers, zones, sensors, flow devices, master valves, points of connection, and mainlines.

  • All descriptions that are set through BaseManager are saved and displayed in the controller.
  • These descriptions are visible in all appropriate displays and reports, including on the front panel of controllers.

Perform the following manual operations:

  • Learn flow
  • Calibrate soil moisture sensors
  • Run zones and programs
  • Test devices

BaseManager Plus users have access to the following WeatherAccess™ features:

  • Connect a weather station and assign it to a controller
  • Configure hydrozone properties
  • Enable zones on the BaseStation 3200 to use weather-based watering
  • Configure programs on the BaseStation 1000 to use weather-based watering
  • Check the calculated ETo amount in Quick View
  • Display weather station information from the map

Alerts, Alarms, & Reports

Generates the following alerts/reports as an email or in PDF format for any date range:

  • Water Usage
  • Zones Activity
  • Zone Run Time
  • Moisture Levels
  • Flow Meter Totals

Alerts, alarms, and reports are available by subscription.

  • Users can have alerts, alarms, and reports sent by text message, email, or both.
  • Users can subscribe on a priority basis.
  • Users can configure what time(s) of day the alerts are received.
  • The company admin can configure subscriptions for all users.

LiveView™

LiveView provides a virtual view of the BaseStation controller and enables the user to operate the controller just as if he/she were standing in front of it. LiveView is available through BaseManager.

  • LiveView matches the controller's display screen in real-time or near real-time as supported by the controller's connection speed.
  • LiveView supports all buttons and/or dial positions available at the controller.
  • LiveView honors controller PIN security as if the user were at the controller.
  • Multiple simultaneous LiveView users to the same controller are supported.
  • LiveView supports Baseline access to any controller when authorized by the customer for customer support purposes.

WeatherAccess™

With a BaseManager Plus account, you can operate your Baseline irrigation controllers using WeatherAccess™. WeatherAccess applies real-time weather data from a weather station in your area (available in Weather Underground's weather station network), and configurable zone properties to a standardized evapotranspiration (ET) equation. This calculation estimates the loss of moisture from the root zone, and then the irrigation controller uses the calculated value to adjust the runtime in order to apply just enough water to replace that lost moisture.

Mobile Access™

  • Allows any web-enabled mobile phone or other mobile device to function as a remote control
  • Perform manual operations including turning zones on and off, starting and stopping programs, and initiating rain delays
  • Provides real-time access to soil moisture and flow sensor readings
  • Perform valve diagnostics
  • Geo-locate all devices
  • Uses SSL/TSL security encryption

PipeView™

PipeView, the cloud-based hydraulic system management software gives users the ability to view and manage their irrigation hydraulic systems from any location over an Internet connection. Users have the ability to see all water sources, control points, mainlines, and zones in their irrigation systems.

PipeView is compatible with BaseStation 3200 irrigation controllers and shared flow groups that are managed by a FlowStation.

PipeView Functionality

PipeView displays a tree-diagram that shows the connections between all of the components in the hydraulic system. The diagram also shows the real-time, color-coded status details for the following hydraulic system components:

Water Sources

  • Whether the water source is watering and which downstream control point or control points it is connected to
  • The water source status, such as watering, done, or waiting
  • The controller the water source is assigned to
  • The FlowStation the water source is assigned to if applicable
  • The description of the water source

Control Points

  • Whether the control point is watering and which downstream mainline or mainlines it is connected to
  • The control point status, such as watering, learning flow, or done
  • The controller that the control point is assigned to
  • The FlowStation that the control point is assigned to if applicable
  • The description of the control point
  • Real-time values for:
    • Flow sensors measured in GPM
    • Pressure sensors measured in PSI
  • Real-time status for:
    • Master valves indicated by an open or closed value
    • Pumps indicated by on or off value

Mainlines

  • Whether the mainline is watering and which downstream control points, mainlines, or zones the mainline is assigned to
  • The mainline status, such as watering, done, or waiting
  • The controller that the mainline is assigned to
  • The FlowStation that the mainline is assigned to if applicable
  • The description of the mainline

Zones

  • Whether the zone is watering and which mainline the zone is assigned to.
  • The zone status, such as watering, learning flow, or done

When a user clicks on one of the hydraulic system components, PipeView displays a slide-out screen. This screen shows messages, graphs, and other details for the component. The user can navigate to the edit screen to make changes to the settings.

Changes made in PipeView are copied to the controllers and to BaseManager (if the controller has an active subscription).

FlowStation App™

The FlowStation App, the cloud-based shared flow central control software gives users the ability to view and manage their FlowStations from any location over an Internet connection.

FlowStation App Functionality

The FlowStation App displays all FlowStations on a site.

On the detail screen, the user can see the controllers that are assigned to that FlowStation and the status of that controller's water sources, control points, and mainlines. The user can edit details for these hydraulic system components.

The user can see and edit details on the following screens:

Water Source Screen

  • The description of the water source
  • Whether the water source is enabled or disabled
  • The water source priority level
  • The monthly water budget
  • Whether the water source will shut down if it meets or exceeds the water budget
  • Empty conditions for the water source

Control Point Screen

  • The control point description
  • Whether the control point is enabled or disabled
  • Enable and define the control point group for that control point which allows the FlowStation to activate the control point with the smallest GPM in that group to supply water for downstream zones based on their requested GPM
  • The target flow of the control point
  • Limits for flow and pressure and whether to shut down if the limit is exceeded

Mainline Screen

  • The mainline description
  • Whether the mainline is enabled or disabled
  • Define the design flow value for that mainline
  • Choose either time or pressure as the type of flow stabilization management for that mainline
  • Define the flow stabilization value as either a unit of time or a measure of psi
  • Define whether the mainline is managed by flow
  • Define the flow variance percentage
  • Define whether or not to shut down if the flow variance percentage is exceeded
  • Choose either time or pressure as the type of mainline delay option for that mainline
  • Define the delay before the first zone either by time or psi
  • Define the delay between zones either by time or psi
  • Define the delay after the last zone either by time or psi
  • Define the number of zones to run between delays
  • Whether or not to enable or disable advanced flow variance
  • Define the values for each advanced flow variance range
  • Define whether or not to shut down if a flow variance is exceeded
  • The app also shows the hydraulic system assignments and enables the user to change the assignments and/or add new assignments.

Brochures:

Information on how to turn any web-enabled smart phone or mobile device into an irrigation remote control
Features of Baseline's Central Control product. Compatible with BaseStation 3200 and BaseStation 1000 irrigation controllers
Features and benefits of the PipeView App

Spec Docs:

Technical details for AppManager, the central control application framework from Baseline. Includes information about BaseManager, PipeView, and the FlowStation App
General specification information for Baseline's central control features in Microsoft Word format. Suitable for including in specifier's documentation.
General specification information for Baseline's central control features in Microsoft Word format. This non-proprietary spec does not give the manufacturer's name or the brand name of products, which enables the irrigation designer to specify Baseline products while complying with the requirements in the bidding documents.

Support Docs:

Instructions for using the FlowStation App to remotely configure and manage your FlowStation from a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device
Instructions for getting your BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller connected to BaseManager
Estimating how much data is transferred across the network when using BaseManager to operate a Baseline irrigation controller
The platform, browser, operating system, and device combinations that are compatible with the web applications that Baseline develops, such as BaseManager™ and Mobile Access™
Instructions for setting up WeatherAccess -- Baseline's weather-based watering technology on a BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller
Instructions for using BaseManager, the central control platform built by Baseline
Instructions for using PipeView to remotely manage the hydraulic system on a BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller

Case Studies:

The City of Twin Falls Idaho manages more than 800 acres across 65 locations with their Baseline equipment
A look at how Red Diamond, Inc. in Moody, Alabama uses Baseline products to maintain their award-winning landscape
A look at how Bakersfield College uses Baseline products to save time and prevent overwatering at their athletic fields complex
A look at how Clif Bar Baking Company uses Baseline products to manage their facility in Twin Falls, Idaho
A look at how the City of Boise uses Baseline products to manage Esther Simplot Park in Boise, Idaho
A look at how Facebook uses Baseline products to manage the greenroof on their corporate campus in Menlo Park, California
A look at how FMC Technologies uses Baseline products to manage their corporate campus in Houston, Texas
A look at how Baseline products came to the rescue of the irrigation system at the Great Plains Business Park near Calgary, Alberta
A look at how the Baseline irrigation controllers on Kiawah Island stand up to a hurricane
A look at how Laughlin Air Force Base uses Baseline products to conserve water
A look at how Longwood Cricket Club uses Baseline products to manage their tennis court complex
A look at how San Luis Coastal Unified School District uses Baseline products to manage their school grounds
A look at how Sanger Unified School District uses Baseline products to manage their school grounds and athletic fields
A look at how landscape managers are using Baseline products to care for the grounds of the Travisso Master-Planned Community in Austin, Texas

Advanced Programming:

An overview of WeatherAccess -- Baseline's weather-based watering technology on a BaseStation 1000 or BaseStation 3200 irrigation controller

How to Specify

Part Number Description Price
BL-APPMGR Access to the AppManager Framework Free
BL-BMW2-LIVE Access to LiveView through BaseManager Free
BL-BMW2-PLUS 1 year of BaseManager Plus service for 1 controller, includes WeatherAccess and Mobile Access Advanced service. PipeView is included in BaseManager Plus subscriptions for BaseStation 3200 controllers. $99 per year
BL-APPMGR-FLOW 1 year of the FlowStation app service for 1 site $1,500 per year for each site

Note: For information about Baseline's Mobile Access that turns your phone into the ultimate remote control, refer to the Mobile Access product information on Baseline's website.