Now Toro’’s Lynx® GDC 2-wire control system offers a cost-effective field control option to have the best of both worlds: the Lynx Smart Hub. This new type of field controller makes it possible to have the security, programmability and sensing benefits of a satellite-style control pedestal with the simplicity and cost savings of a 2-wire/decoder system. Features include:


Flexible Installation Options

  • Local or remote
  • Pedestal or wall mount
  • Wireless or optional wired two-way communication with a range of up to two miles, allowing for road crossings and phased irrigation projects
  • Up to 20 percent lower installation cost compared to a satellite system, because it requires significantly less cable, can operate more sprinklers with fewer pedestal units, and uses low voltage


Two-Wire Technology

  • Works with Toro’s Lynx GDC 2-wire modules, which offer the benefits of a decoder-style system
  • Each Smart Hub controls multiple holes
  • Enables control of up to 1,000 sprinklers per unit, with up to four wire paths per Smart Hub and up to 250 sprinklers per wire path
  • Stores and runs a fully flow-managed irrigation schedule in the event that the central computer is offline ideal for construction and grow-in situations
  • Creates a point of connection for soil, flow and status sensors
  • All parts other than the Smart Hub are buried underground, reducing the risk of potential damage or vandalism


Simplified Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Allows the system to be segmented into manageable areas, simplifying maintenance
  • Enables personnel to manually operate and troubleshoot the system from the pedestal while on the course, in view of the connected sprinklers
  • Dispersion of holes within the two-wire system enables local fault analysis that does not interfere with other holes
  • Lynx Smart Hub units can be fitted with a repeater for use with Turf Guard® wireless soil sensors




Different Advantages for Different Climates

Golf courses in colder, rainy climates that irrigate for a shorter portion of the year and tend to prefer 2-wire/decoder systems would gain some of the benefits of a satellite system with Smart Hub. In these climates, Smart Hub offers the ability to add the convenience, backup operation and in-field control of a satellite pedestal-type controller to a 2-wire decoder system.

In warmer, drier climates where golf courses irrigate more frequently throughout the year, satellite controllers have traditionally been the preferred choice. Smart Hub makes it possible for golf courses in these areas to consider installing a 2-wire/decoder system to save costs while still enjoying the benefits of the pedestal-style controllers they are accustomed to using.




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Now you don’’t have to choose between satellite and decoder field controllers for your irrigation system. The Lynx Smart Hub offers the best of both worlds. It opens up new options for golf courses that are installing or renovating their irrigation systems and are looking to make the most cost-effective decisions.

Lynx Smart Hub units can be placed anywhere on the golf course with wireless communication, ultimately saving time and increasing productivity. For more information about the Lynx Smart Hub and other Toro irrigation products, see your local Toro distributor or visit