Edstrom Watchdog System  End Of Life Communication




Avidity Science EoL Notification Procedure #: AS-01-2019

 EoL Title:  Edstrom Watchdog System Software/Hardware

 End-of-Life (EoL) Notification Date: 03/01/2019

Downloadable Document:   CLICK HERE

Frequently Asked Quetions:    CLICK HERE 


Reason for Termination:

  • Key hardware circuitry components no longer available for purchase
  • Software code age and no further development


Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates.

Table 2 lists the current products affected by this notification and the suggested replacement product and descriptions.


Replacement Products:

  • Watchdog EXTM
  • Watchdog Local Processor 3
  • Watchdog Rack Flush Sequencer 3
  • Smart Box 3
  • Sensor Module 3 C
  • PCCx (only with Watchdog EXTM)


Service & Support:

  • For Watchdog Software product versions (v1 thru v4), there will be no ongoing software maintenance.
  • For Watchdog Software product version 5.XX, there will be limited software maintenance through December 31, 2021 for the following:
    • Windows Updates through Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Best effort to support newer versions of Watchdog v5 server code dependencies (i.e. Apache)
    • For hardware products listed above, Service & Support will extend through December 31, 2023.
    • Parts availability will be Best Effort beyond December 31, 2023.



Table 1: End of Life Milestones





End-of-Life (EOL) Notification Date

The date the document that announces the end-of-life of a product is distributed to the general public.

March 1, 2019

Last Time Buy (LTB) Date

The last date to order the product for the expansion of an existing WDv5 system. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

May 31, 2019

Last Ship Date

The last possible ship date that can be requested. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

December 31, 2019

End of Service (EoS) Contract renewal date

The last date to renew a service contract for the product. Best Effort Support will be offered after this date.

December 31, 2023



Table 2: EoL Product and Replacement Products


Current Part

Replacement Part


Watchdog v5.XX & all older software versions

Watchdog EXTM

Cloud Based System

Central Computer (CCS) (029 & all previous versions)

030 Central Computer

This is final version for CCS

Local Processor versions 1 & 2

Local Processor version 3

Same functionality with exception of air flow summing

Rack Flush Sequencer version 1 & 2

Rack Flush Sequencer version 3

Same functionality

Smart Box version 1 & 2

Smart Box version 3

Same functionality

Sensor Module 3 A

Sensor Module 3 C

Same functionality

Environmental Sentry Panel (ESP)

*PCCx Panel - Only IF using Watchdog EXTM

Watchdog EXTM provides backwards compatability

Automated Watering System Controller (AWSC)

**PCCx Panel - Only IF using Watchdog EXTM

Watchdog EXTM provides backwards compatability

Air Flow Summing Processor

Watchdog EXTM

Summing for Air Flow will take place in Watchdog EXTM Cloud

Equipment Processor (EP)



Viewport 1 Touchscreen


Task Management not supported in Watchdog EXTM