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Maxicom2 Operator

Class Code 1102 - 20 hours

This software training is designed to introduce and instruct the operator 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. Prerequisite: This course requires a working knowledge of Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer operating systems.

Course 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 Central Screen.
  3. Create basic Flow Managed and Step Schedules.
  4. Create the following series of schedules:  Rain Watch / Wind Watch / Freeze Watch.
  5. Create ET Sensitized Schedules.
  6. Create the following Flow Watch schedules:  SEEF / Low Flow / Zero Flow.
  7. Demonstrate how to utilize Remote Desktop Management for Maxicom.

Course Outline

The material is presented in a combination of instructional methods. There will be lectures, demonstrations, and student practice sessions. The overall objective of this class is to introduce and strengthen the Maxicom Operator on the methods to operate the Maxicom² Central Control system software, covering software navigation, database construction, and schedule writing.

Unit 1 Introduction to Maxicom² Software - Level 1
Unit 2  System Architecture (PowerPoint Presentation covering Version 3.0 & 4.0 enhancements)
Unit 3 Basic Computer Settings
Unit 4 Control Engine, DBBackup, DBDoctor, DBExport, DBRestore, RBCheck, User Interface
Unit 5 System Configuration and System Properties
Unit 6 Site Configuration / Site Properties / CCU Properties
Unit 7 Practical Exercises (Database Construction)
Unit 8 Basic Navigation and Icon Shortcuts
Unit 9 Site Tabs – Log/Schedule/ET/Event/Map
Unit 10 Basic Maxicom Schedules
Unit 11 Practical Exercises (Writing Basic Schedules)
Unit 12 Writing Schedules via Template & Copy Function
Unit 13 Weather Sources
Unit 14 Rain Watch / Wind Watch / Freeze Watch
Unit 15 Master Valve (N.O & N.C) & Non-Irrigation
Unit 16 ET Based Scheduling
Unit 17 Flow Manager / Flow Watch / SEEF / Low Flow / Zero Flow Practical Exercises
Unit 18 Remote Desktop Management
Unit 19 Review & Examination

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