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BaseManager
Specification Sheet
BaseManager™ Central Control Software
BaseManager™ is a central control software application that allows 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.
Compatibility Features
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Connects with any of the following
communication options: Ethernet
connection, GPRS cellular modem, Wi-Fi, or
Ethernet radio.
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Compatible with all BaseStation 3200 and
BaseStation 1000 controllers
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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
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Google Chrome
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Safari
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 and BaseStation 1000 controllers with an MEXP-BM expansion
module 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 Lite subscription and only the first authorized user will have access. All other controllers
on the company's account will be set to inactive.
Subscription Term and Renewal
 When you purchase a subscription, it is valid for one year.
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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.
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The renewal date determines when you will be charged for your subscription.
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If all the controllers' subscriptions expire in an account, the first controller in the list will be set to
Lite, and all other controllers will be set to Inactive.
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End User Features Available in BaseManager Basic
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A map-based interface provides the
following functionality:
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Company admin user

Default user
A quick view of the status of all zones with
color-coded statuses and descriptions,
including:
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Real-time color-coded status for all
zones and programs
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Complete list of current alarms and
messages

Ability to delete/clear any current
alarm or message
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Current status and value for all sensing
devices
View soil moisture and run-time graphs for
any/all zones and soil moisture sensors
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
 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.

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
Two levels of user access
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Add and fully configure all zones and
programs, including:

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:
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Schedule rain delays and pause events
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Clear rain delays and pause conditions
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Update controller firmware
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Learn flow
Calibrate soil moisture sensors
Run zones and programs
Test devices
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Additional End User Features Available in BaseManager Plus
BaseManager Plus users have access to all BaseManager Basic features and the following
WeatherAccess™ features:

Connect a weather station and assign it to a controller
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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
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Generates the following alerts/reports as an email or in PDF format for any date range:
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Water Usage
Zones Activity
Zone Run Time
Moisture Levels
Flow Meter Totals
Alerts, alarms, and reports are available by subscription.
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Users can have alerts, alarms, and reports sent by text message, email, or both.
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Users can subscribe on a priority basis.
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Users can configure what time(s) of day the alerts are received.
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The company admin can configure subscriptions for all users.
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BaseManager Self-hosted Server
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The BaseManager software is available on a
self-hosted server in the following
configurations:
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Pre-installed on solid state server
module hardware
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Intel™ Next Unit of Computing™
(NUC) box
The BaseManager server enables users to
operate their controllers through a webbased (browser-based) interface, and the
controllers are connected through webbased ports (HTML-5 standard, WebSocket
Protocol).
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All traffic is TCP/IP with varying media
types (cell, wireless, packet-radio) as
needed along the route.
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The server routes communication,
performs maintenance tasks, stores
watering logs and information, and
enables remote updating and
configuration.
Fully web manageable after
initial configuration
As a virtual machine image suitable for
installation in rack mount server
environments
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Requires a minimum of 4GB of
RAM, 120GB of disk space, and
an Intel i3 class processor or
equivalent
Fully web manageable after
initial configuration
BaseManager map data is loaded from a
third-party. This data transfer requires general
access from the client to the Internet and
from the Internet back to the client. The client
makes requests and downloads data over an
Internet connection.
Networking

All communication to/from clients
(browsers) and controllers is done securely
over SSL port 443.
The BaseManager server must have an
externally accessible static IP address or
hostname if external access is desired:

To allow remote desktop and laptop
users to access the system, or

To allow mobile devices to access the
server

Controllers are required to talk to the
server on that port and be allowed to
use SSLv3.
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There is no requirement for opening
firewall pinholes or configuring port
mapping at an off-site facility, unless
outgoing connections on port 443
are specifically blocked.

No special configuration is required
on the controller side when the
controller is connected to an
Ethernet port that can get out to the
Internet.
Software updates and technical support are
available for a yearly fee.
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BaseManager Security
Security measures common to cloud-based
BaseManager and self-hosted BaseManager
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All IP traffic between the web-browser client
and the BaseManager server is SSL-encrypted.

Firewall is established by Linux kernel IPTABLES
(statewise). The only port essential to be
opened is 443. Although, if remote
administration is desired, port 22 should be
opened.

Clients (browsers) are allowed to remain
connected indefinitely or can be logged off
and dropped.

Controllers are able to connect to the IP
address of a single assigned BaseManager
server (programmable).

Security measures specific to self-hosted
BaseManager

All data is stored on a local database server
(mySQL). Traffic is internal only to local drive.
There is no database access from external
connections.
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Industry standard Apache web security is
employed. Further access controls is
supported to manage access via IP,
network, or MAC address through
the .htaccess facility of Apache.
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Controllers only listen to the assigned server,
only over the secure WebSocket Protocol
(not HTTP), and only through encrypted
traffic.

Controllers/clients need not respond over
the same Ethernet device on the server. In
some standalone situations, it may be
preferable to have controllers on their own
Internet-isolated network.

Webmin (a web-based system
configuration and management tool) is
enabled by default on a specified SSL
(https) port 10001. Webmin access can be
disabled from external access (i.e.,
localhost only) or disabled entirely.
Security measures specific to cloud-based
BaseManager
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All data is stored on a database server
(mySQL) that is not externally accessible other
than through activities and reports available
through SSL-encrypted web access.
External access to the server is available using
pre-shared keys by Baseline administrative
employees only from known IP addresses.

Controllers initiate all connections to the
server and will not accept any external
connections.

The BaseManager server requires controllers
to be authorized in order to connect to the
server.

The BaseManager server tracks and manages
controller connections using the unique MAC
address of each controller.
The BaseManager server generates
authorization PINs for controllers that are
attempting to connect.
 The authorization PIN is displayed on
the controller’s front panel.
 Company admins shall use the
authorization PIN to connect
controllers to their company.
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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 Basic™
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Mobile Access Advanced™
Software plugin for BaseManager
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

Has all the functionality of Mobile Access
and includes the following advanced
features:
 Provides real-time access to soil
moisture and flow sensor readings
 Perform valve diagnostics
 Geo-locate all devices

Uses SSL/TSL security encryption
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How to Specify
Cloud-based Options
Part Number
Description
BL-BMW2-1
1 year of BaseManager Basic service for 1 controller, includes
Mobile Access Basic service
BL-BMW2-PLUS
1 year of BaseManager Plus service for 1 controller, includes
WeatherAccess and Mobile Access Advanced service
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.
Self-hosted Options
Part Number
Description
BL-BM2-VM
BaseManager software as a virtual machine image that
can be installed on a customer’s server
BL-BM2-COM
BaseManager software pre-installed on a server
BL-BM2-MAA
Mobile Access Advanced Plugin for self-hosted
BaseManager
Note: For information about Baseline’s BACnet plugin that connects BaseManager and your
irrigation controllers to a Building Management System, refer to the BACnet product information
on Baseline’s website.
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