Coming Soon – Dicam²



Feb 22, 2018


Coming Soon – Dicam²


Dicam controls were designed to be future proof because farmers like equipment that lasts, is well supported and can be repaired and updated. We predicted that we would be updating, upgrading and innovating with dicam controls at the launch of the system in 1993 and this is exactly what has happened. The most recent example is the Modbus network control of air-conditioning units for new research facilities at Newcastle University.

But we have to admit the interest in data from process control systems and perhaps more importantly, the demand for remote access to controller networks to allow setting changes to be done from a mobile device means that it is time for the next generation!

Put simply, the new system will be even more flexible, even more powerful and be capable of doing more of what the current system does – even better!

The headline innovation will be the ability to communicate directly with the control network on farm from a mobile device using Bluetooth locally or the internet from further afield.

We will retain a somewhat retro look to the devices but behind the lid will be the most powerful chips with many connection options and virtually limitless switching capabilities in terms of types of load, size of load and complexity of load. Input/Output capacity will be dramatically increased and we will use everything we’ve learned over the last 25 years to future proof the new system for the next 25!

Crucially, the new system will be backwards compatible with the old. This means that all existing systems will be able to benefit from the new features by following a simple and cost effective upgrade path.



  • Elliot February 22, 2018 at 2:13 pm

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