weather sensor Articles

  • Lufft Wins Road Weather Tender in Estonia - Case Study

    In a tender issued by the Estonian Road Administration (ERA), Lufft sensors were able to prevail against their competitors. Six new sets of road weather sensors (Visibility Sensor VS2k, Weather Sensor WS300, Precipitation Sensor R2S and Wind Sensor VENTUS) were installed by Teede Tehnokeskus in November 2018 along federal roads in ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Russian weather service relies on Lufft weather sensors - Case Study

    On the recommendation of the Russian Lufft partner Meteo-Sensor, the Hydro-Meteorological Center of Russia in Moscow recently installed an automatic weather station equipped with the Lufft compact weather sensors WS100 and WS500. The weather data delivered by the weather sensors are publicly available on the Center’s homepage. Here many ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Meet us at the ITS America 2018 booth 638

    The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is a membership group supporting Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in terms of development and installation within the United States based in Washington, D.C. The NGO was founded in 1991 in order to make traffic smarter and safer. It consists of state and city public agencies, private companies, research institutes, carmakers, ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • New camera function of the MARWIS iOS app

    The iOS App for managing the mobile road weather sensor MARWIS has got a new feature called “Cam Picture”. It allows you to take photos with your tablet or smartphone to be transmitted to the server of the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Lufft sensors now officially approved for airports in Ukraine

    Background info There are 16 international civil airports in Ukraine. At the moment only 10 of them are in operation. A major modernization and restoration program for airports is currently underway in the country. This includes the construction of new runways and the reorganization of aviation weather services. In this context, all existing AWOS (Automated Airport Weather ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • RWIS in Geislingen, South Germany helps to make the traffic safer - Case Study

    In the South German City Geislingen, a road weather system has been providing important data on road weather conditions and environmental conditions since the beginning of 2016. A non-invasive NIRS31 ground sensor, a WS400 compact weather sensor and a camera are the most important components of the station. In addition, a MARWIS mobile road weather sensor is also in use, which provides additional ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • ITS International: When weather comes with warning

    The latest ITS International issue - a leading transport technology-related magazine - features us in an article about market trends and developments. Remote operation, mobile sensors and connected vehicles are some ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) market trends. In a current ITS International article you find interviews with five representatives of leading road weather sensor ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • German winter service / winter maintenance trusts in mobile road weather sensor MARWIS - Case Study

    The following two examples show, that many German Winter Service / Winter Maintenance trusts in Mobile Road Weather Sensor MARWIS: MARWIS supports winter service in Waiblingen, Germany In Waiblingen close to Stuttgart MARWIS has been in use since last year already and does a great job: "Our first driver of the day performs a tour to check the road conditions. He now has the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Do you know our new sensor for traffic management applications yet?

    After a year of development work, the new Lufft stationary road weather sensor StaRWIS (Stationary Road Weather Information Sensor) is now market-ready. It can be mounted at measuring distances of 5 to 6 meters above the road and is based on the award-winning LED technology we already used for the mobile road weather sensor ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Mobile weather sensor MARWIS in operation on airports - Italy - Case Study

    The mobile weather sensor MARWIS is succesfully in operation on several airports in Italy, like Airport Bergamo BGY, Airport Venedig, Airport Triest and others. Customer opinion - Mr. Fabio - Airport Bergamo: The MARWIS from Lufft is a very useful tool to get all necessary runway weather data in real time (for example the thickness of the contaminant, the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • 6 Amazing Facts about Solar Eclipses You Probably Didn’t Know yet

    On Monday, August 21, the heavens were darkened in 14 US states. In the following, we explain to you why this happened and by which fascinating events it is accompanied. What is a Solar Eclipse? During a solar eclipse, the Moon is placed exactly between the sun and the Earth casting a large shadow on some regions. On Monday, 21st of August 2017, this was the case in the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • How a Lufft weather sensor got on a 50 m high tower in Braunschweig, Germany

    We, from the amateur radio interest group of the Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt (PTB – the German national test authority) in Braunschweig, run our own amateur radio as well as a relay station (DB0PTB). Moreover, we are members of the German ham radio club represented by the local group of Braunschweig-Schuntertal (H66). On our factory premises, there’s a 50-meter-high tower ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • What became of the radio amateurs’ weather station in Ravensburg?

    In November 2015, the chairman of the German Radio Amateurs Club’s (DARC) local association in Ravensburg, Germany introduced himself and explained how we helped to realize one of their dreams by sponsoring a professional WS601-UMB weather sensor. In the following article he shows us how the station has ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Meteorological data monitoring at photo-voltaic power plants in the US - Case Study

    The Imperial Valley Solar Company has built the largest photo-voltaic power plant of the USA and the Lufft WS500- and WS503-UMB compact weather sensors are an important part of this project. Another large project in the US was the solar plant installation at the Regional Training Institute of the National Guard in Fort Pickett, ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • How to Compose a Road Weather Information System (RWIS)?

    Ice detection systems Ice detection systems are mainly used for winter service and provide information on wind strengths, wind directions, precipitation, barometric pressure, temperatures and relative humidity. For this, about 70% of our customers use the Lufft WS600 all-in-one ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Smart PV Monitoring with smart Weather Stations

    Goodbye Cable Clutter, Hello All-In-One Weather Sensors: Lufft is proof of the fact that professional measurement technology does not always have to be complicated. With our experience in weather sensor manufacturing we are the first to offer modular, all-in-one weather sensors for the solar energy industry that require only a single cable connection. Everything you need for solar monitoring is ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Where do you find the latest meteo technologies at one place?

    Sustainability is the main theme of both the Meteorological Technology World Expo and the CIMO Teco (Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation)  held in Madrid from September 27 until 29, 2016. Therefore it’s the optimal platform to present one of our latest environmental sensor developments to a broad public: the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • New Lufft Weather Station in Chile helps to prevent wildfires

    In January 2017, forest fires in southern and central Chile were raging for more than two weeks. Eleven people were killed in the flames. In order to enhance preventive measures to avoid this in the future, the Chilean partner of IQ Wireless, BZ Forest, installed the first FireWatch fire detection system including Lufft ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Common Lufft & OTT Hydromet Booth A16 at InterMET Asia

    When it comes to meteorology, it’s all about data: Meteorologists depend on reliable weather data in order to create weather forecasts and storm warnings. Without appropriate measurement technologies meeting their demands, they aren’t able to do their jobs. The OTT Hydromet Group supplies exactly these measurement technologies from a single source. On March 21 and 22, 2017 we invite ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Learning by doing: a Lufft weather sensor for a special school project

    Thanks to the financial support of generous donors, the Integrated Comprehensive School in Ludwigshafen-Edigheim (IGS Edigheim) was able to acquire a professional weather sensor from Lufft. A project group guided by informatics teacher Pascal Deneaux was able to recruit BASF, a local ...


    By OTT HydroMet

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