Alternative Weather Stations


Source: Dyacon, Inc.

Weather has been around a long time. In fact, the first precipitation fell to the earth about 4.5 billion years ago and likely included high concentrations of iron. (For those with pocket protectors, that was intended to be humorous.)

Measurements of temperature and weather conditions have evolved as our technical sophistication has increased. Today, there are many companies making instruments that measure and record many different climate and weather parameters. While they have not been around as long as the first precipitation, companies like Campbell Scientific, Vaisala, RM Young, Sutron, Luft, and others are well established organizations. Other companies have focused on low-cost instruments, often made in countries with very low labor costs, Davis Instruments and Oregon Scientific are two common names.

Buyers of weather stations are often left with a choice between a low-cost weather station from a department store or a high-cost, scientific instrument that may requires a government grant to buy. Installing and programming a scientific weather station is typically beyond the skill (or interest) of most users and requires trained field technicians and application engineers to get the system up and running. Such solutions leave the user dependent on the reseller or manufacturer to update and maintain the system.

Dyacon offers an alternative weather station system that uses high-end instrumentation elements in an integrated, easy to use package. Weather stations from Dyacon are lower cost than “research-grade” solutions and superior to department store instruments. Dyacon stations are shipped pre-configured, no programming required. If you can install a home light switch and set the clock on your microwave, you have what it takes to install, expand, and maintain a Dyacon weather station.

Dyacon weather stations are designed and manufactured in the U.S. to meet the needs of those who need reliable weather data in a cost effective, practical solution.

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