Maxicom Operator

This software training is designed to introduce and instruct the end-user on the basic and advanced operation of the Maxicom²® Central Control system software. Emphasis is placed on three areas: 1) Database construction 2) Writing basic and advanced schedules 3) Daily operation and run time/flow log analysis of the irrigation cycle. This training is also designed for the Water Manager engaged in the business of irrigation system management and monitoring including discussions of soil, plant and water relationships and advanced ET based irrigation scheduling.

Course Outline

Unit 1 Maxicom Overview

Unit 2 Computer Settings & Maxicom Features

Unit 3 System Configuration

Unit 4 Weather Source Configuration

Unit 5 Site Configuration

Unit 6 CCU Properties

Unit 7 System Navigation

Unit 8 Site Navigation

Unit 9 Weather Source Navigation

Unit 10 Creating Site Schedules

Unit 11 Complex Site Schedules

Unit 12 ET Based Scheduling

Unit 13 Virtual CCU and Runtime Roster Analysis

Unit 14 Review & Examination

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Setup and configure the Maxicom software database using the System, Site, and Weather configuration wizards.

2. Navigate throughout the Maxicom System, Site and Weather Source icons.

3. Create basic Flow Managed and Step Control Schedules.

4. Create basic Step Monitoring Schedules such as: SEEF / SELF / Low Flow / Zero Flow.

5. Create the following series of complex schedules: Rain Watch / Wind Watch / Freeze Watch.

6. Demonstrate the setup of the Irrigation Tab for ET scheduling purposes.

7. Demonstrate operation of the Virtual CCU Run.

Suggested Prerequisites

  • This course requires a working knowledge of Windows 7, 8 or 10 computer operating systems.