TLS and Soil Scout form exciting new strategic partnership

TLS are delighted to announce a new and exciting strategic partnership with leading underground soil monitoring specialists Soil Scout. The partnership, which is effective immediately, comes at an exciting time for both companies who are experiencing significant worldwide growth and acclaim in the sports turf and golf course industries.   

The strategic partnership will see TLS’s flagship web based software, Turfpal host Soil Scout’s real-time soil monitoring data. Developed with ease of use in mind, Turfpal has become the most comprehensive management software option for football, golf, rugby or any sports arena with a natural turf surface. Remote turf management, monitoring and control 24/7 via PC, tablet or smartphone giving sports turf professionals the tools required to better manage, operate, prepare and budget for their grounds and turf maintenance. 

All new TLS’s lighting rigs are Turfpal compatible providing customers with online monitoring and operation of rigs at any time from anywhere.

TLS Chief Executive Officer Edd Tveit commented upon the partnership: «TLS’s mission is to offer turf growth through science. Through our partnership with Soil Scout our Turfpal platform now includes live soil data 24/7, even during ongoing matches and events. The data will help secure a good looking high playing quality sports turf.» 

Mark Sinnett, Director Business Development for TLS said: «It’s exciting times at TLS at the moment with investment made to expand and develop, with the addition to bring Soil Scout on board as a strategic partner. We will work together to broaden the range of services we offer our customers. Providing industry leading technology through the use of Soul Scouts sensors and TLS’s Turfpal.

«This combined technology enables us to give our users live data 24/7. Supporting the planning and managing of daily operations. This also allows our customer to operate our lighting rigs remotely via the Turfpal app. Having Soil Scout on board allows us to give full analysis of what’s happening under the soil with temperatures, moisture and salinity to help assist the quality above the soil with the use of the TLS lighting rigs and TLS turf fans.»

Adam Sedgwick, VP of International Sales at Soil Scout said of the new partnership: “Soil Scout are really lucky to have found another leading sports turf company that shares our same vision and objectives as we strive to bring innovative technology and sustainability to the industry. This strategic partnership will be a real game-changer for TLS customers who are looking to enhance their real-time maintenance practices based upon our data.”

Soil Scout CEO, Jalmari Talola added: “Understanding what happens under the turf is critical if pitches are to reach their true potential. When it comes to sports turf professionals, their challenge is real – to maintain extremely high-quality pitches while facing pressures to cut water consumption and act in an environmentally sustainable way.

“Our partnership with TLS Turfpal will see Soil Scout sensors strategically buried across sports venues, giving sports turf professionals an instant understanding into what’s happening below their soils. These insights will be added to the Turfpal platform allowing them to see everything happening at their venue – and be able to plan their day’s work, before they set foot outside.”     

Soil Scout is rapidly becoming a global market leader in underground soil monitoring with their advanced wireless sensor solution. The fully buried Soil Scout system is helping sports turf professionals keen on having real-time data at their fingertips reduce maintenance costs and water consumption.

Permanently positioned sub-soil sensors stream moisture, temperature and salinity readings from key locations across pitches and courses, collecting all of the data needed to make real-time decisions on where to allocate time and resources with an unfair competitive advantage of 20 years battery lifetime.

Turf professionals receive a detailed view of the in-field variations of their surface, and with more accuracy can treat areas of concern, whilst collecting historical data over a period of time gives an overall clearer view of seasonal trends.

TLS was founded in 2012 and is backed by staff with more than 20 years of experience in the turf industry. A leading manufacturer of innovative turf lighting products TLS offers the most flexible system on the market today. TLS products are designed with the highest level of attention to detail and they are operating on many different sports venues around the world. TLS is continually expanding and evolving to ensure they are at the forefront of new technology and offer advanced ongoing technical support to their customers. The TLS lighting rigs now offer online monitoring and control through Turfpal, the innovative online turf monitoring, control and management platform.  Constantly developing new technology, TLS uses feedback from their customers when adding new innovations and features to their products and services.  

For more information on TLS turf lighting solutions and Turfpal please visit; www.ra-tls.com or email; post@ra-tls.com. To contact Soil Scout and find out more about their wireless soil sensor system please visit; www.soilscout.com or email; sales@soilscout.com.

Pictures – Shaking hands on the new strategic partnership are Adam Sedgwick, VP of International Sales for Soil Scout and Mark Sinnett, Director of Business Development for TLS.

Turfpal fra Brugge

Club Brugge are up and running with the new TLS 72T models, inclusive of the TLS online monitoring system, Turfpal.

Turfpal enables local and remote operation of the TLS lighting rigs and it gives the groundman the right tools for better operation, preparation, and understanding of the plant’s needs. This provides a complete and easy to use overview of each aspect of turf monitoring and work flow.

#groundsforsuccess. 

TLS Turfled Hybrid rigs

After rigorous research and development, TLS are proud to announce the release of the new, sustainable TLS Turfled Hybrid rigs.  Complete with various lighting combinations, and integrated TurfpalTM, our web-based turf management system. The rigs combine HPS, LED technology and our Turfpal operating platform to minimise energy consumption, whilst providing optimal growing conditions all year round.

Please get in touch for more information  ms@ra-tls.com

TLS Turf fans

Check out this portable, affordable and innovative Turf fan.

The TLS Turf fan generates all-important air movement, an essential component for a healthy turf on all sports venues.​ TLS Turf fans have raised the bar on surface aeration. The standard features of the fans include durable steel trailer, oscillating assemblies, electric power control and easy to use features.​

This fan has been specially designed in-house for promoting the healthiest turf through improved air circulation, the alleviation of stress and reduction in turf diseases. 

New service van on the road

Scott and Michael are on the road in their new service van, fully equipped to ensure our rigs are serviced and operational all year round.
TLS has locally stored spare parts and tools in key markets.
We aim to have a single point of contact for issues and questions of any kind.  

We pride ourselves on fast and efficient response to our client’s need.

Grounds for success

Yearly service programme

TLS recommends yearly service and checks of the rigs to ensure that wear and tear is taken care of and to ensure that the system will stay fully operational.


Please contact us for further details and information on: service@ra-tls.com

If you want to clean the lamps yourself, Hortilux has made this video to show you how it is done.

We are excited to finally share that we are launching a new product this autumn, Turfpal.

Turfpal is a web based sports turf operations and management solution.  
It comes with multiple modules and applications for turf monitoring, testing, maintenance, analysis, remote monitoring and operation of auxiliary equipment, budgeting and more.
You will get full online access to the system via your PC, tablet, or phone. You can select one, multiple, or all modules to tailor Turfpal to your needs.

All new lighting rigs from TLS will be Turfpal compatible providing you with online monitoring and operation of the lighting rigs anytime and anywhere.

We cannot wait to tell you more. Stay tuned and stay safe.

Webinar: Lighting rigs for golf courses

TLS invites you to our webinar about lighting rigs for golf courses on Thursday 14 May at 10am (Norwegian time).

We offer lighting rigs that can be adjusted to suit all types of golf courses all over the world.
TLS is in the forefront with new technology and advanced technical support.

The webinar is open and free and you can sign in here to attend.

Grounds for success

TLS continues to deliver to golf courses

Some great results from our resent trial on Yokawa Course Hanayashiki Golf Club in Japan on Bent grass using our HPS lighting units.

These photos where take over the duration of the three week trial. Great recovery enabling the course to prolong its playing season and ensure a quality putting surface for its members.

TLS has three specialised rigs for golf greens. The GU-2-6, TLS 9 and TLS 18 have been adjusted to fit golf greens and we are proud to have clients in South Korea, Japan, England and Scotland.

We have made them able to use power from almost all portable generators. Being lightweight and easy to handle, they can be moved by the greenkeepers alone. TLS does not only supply lightrigs for golf, but also assists with plans for how to improve the quality of the greens.

Our experts are at your service, in order to ensure a successful deployment.

Grounds for success


Delivery to Gdansk

Despite of the strict measures due to the corona virus we have been able to deliver lighting rigs to Stadion Energa Gdańsk this week.

With the help from a local consultant in Poland we delivered four TLS 36 lighting rigs following social distancing restrictions throughout the process.

TLS wishes them good luck and future success.

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