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  • Weather monitoring for energy efficiency

    Orion LX Weather Station from Columbia Weather Systems assisted the Refract House in its third place win at the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. The goal of the bi-annual competition is to design and build net-zero energy houses. A joint venture by Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts, Refract House utilizes weather data to improve energy efficiency of HVAC systems and ...

  • Weather monitoring on the big screen

    Weather monitoring is front and center on the big screen of Grafton County (NH) Sheriff's Dept. mobile command center. Built by Nomad Global Communications Solutions, the trailer integrates interoperable systems including weather monitoring with Capricorn 2000 Weather Station and WeatherMaster Software from Columbia Weather Systems, Inc.Nomad GCS is a Montana-based specialty vehicle manufacturer ...

  • New Netbook Weather Monitoring

    For weather monitoring applications requiring a dedicated computer or mobile applications where size and weight are an issue, the new Weather Master(TM) Software Netbook Package is available for use with any weather station from Columbia Weather Systems. Display screens are optimized for the smaller monitor size. Package price includes netbook computer, Weather Master Software with setup and ...

  • Weather Monitoring with BACnet

    Columbia Weather Systems has added BACnet interface for the building automation industry to the Weather MicroServer™. This tool is available for any CWS model weather station. Professional weather stations offered by CWS are used for critical weather monitoring in industries and government agencies worldwide. Model options include all-in-one sensor suites, as well as modular sensor ...

  • Monitor Weather in Any Language with Weather Master™ Software

    Weather Master™ Software, for use with any weather station from Columbia Weather Systems, can be translated into almost any language for a small one-time engineering charge. The three main display screens were recently published in German for a Swiss customer.  Weather Master Software offers ...

  • Internet weather monitoring and auto-updates for weather networks

    For the latest in Internet Weather Monitoring, the Weather MicroServer from Columbia Weather Systems has a real-time display screen serving up live weather data in a graphical user interface. The R-T display does not require a screen refresh. It displays the main weather parameters and can be customized if required. Measurement units can be configured by the user.The Weather MicroServer can be ...

  • Popular Weather Monitoring Software Interfaces with Columbia Weather Systems

    Weather View 32 (tm) software for PC and WeatherSnoop(tm) for Mac now operate with any weather station from Columbia Weather Systems. Previously available only for the modular Capricorn 2000 line, these popular third-party software packages now interface with the Weather MicroServer, making them compatible with the all-in-one weather stations including Orion, Magellan and Vela professional ...

  • Finding the Right Weather Monitoring System for Solar

    Optimizing a solar plant to achieve maximum return is a challenge. Columbia Weather Systems tackles environmental monitoring. Weather data accumulation is recorded accurately and is easily monitored remotely. Three weather station configurations are highly customizable and are designed to be adaptable to the specific needs of a solar plant. All three packages are high-quality weather stations ...

  • Weather Monitoring for Conservation at Fish Barrier

    Migration of the invasive Asian Carp through the Mississippi River system into the Great Lakes has the potential to devastate native fisheries throughout the region. Smith-Root, an environmental engineering firm, has developed a proprietary technology for an electric fish barrier to prevent such migration. Their technology uses the most efficient electric field pattern for guiding the fish with ...

  • Weather as Art

    Normally utilized by industrial and government applications, Columbia Weather Systems' Orion Weather Station is featured as an instrument of music in a new art installation in the lobby of a new Microsoft building in Redmond, Wash. Portland-area artist Ethan Rose has created "Elements", a permanent art installation that interprets the weather with music. ...

  • Columbia Weather adds Snow Level just in time for winter weather monitoring

    Just in time for winter preparations, Columbia Weather Systems has added a Snow Level Sensor to the sensor options for the proprietary Weather MicroServer. This feature has been added by customer request and can be used with any CWS model weather station. The sensor is installed with an Orion Weather ...

  • PLC Weather Station Adds Stand-Alone Monitoring

    Columbia Weather System’s proprietary monitoring devices -- the Weather Display Console, WeatherMaster™ Software, and the Weather MicroServer™ -- are now compatible with the PLC-compatible Orion 420 Weather Station. The Orion 420 Weather Station features 4-20 mA current output ...

  • Industrial Protocols Added for Weather Monitoring Solutions

    Columbia Weather Systems has developed interfaces for weather stations to be used directly with common industrial automation systems such as SCADA, DCS, and PLC systems, as well as DNP3 systems commonly used by utilities. These systems are used in industrial manufacturing, as well as government facility and infrastructure operations and maintenance.  New application notes are ...

  • Weather Monitoring Aids in Expansion of Solar Power

    Weather has always been a challenge for solar. The growth of the industry is pushing it into territories where shifting weather conditions impact their effectiveness. Advanced weather monitoring is critical. It allows solar systems to adapt to their environment. Columbia Weather Systems, a professional weather monitoring system manufacturer located in Hillsboro, Oregon, offers weather stations ...

  • Weather Stations Monitor Solar Panel Arrays

    Columbia Weather Systems has added two ISO second-class compliant solar radiation sensors as options for its Weather MicroServer to improve monitoring the efficiency of solar panel arrays. The Kipp and Zonen (top) and Hukseflux thermopile-based sensors can be mounted horizontally for global radiation measurement or at plane of array (POA) for PV solar applications. With high performance and ...

  • Weather monitoring for green roof, facility management

    An innovative building project in the community of Omaha, Nebraska, incorporates a green roof, monitored by Capricorn 2000EX™ weather stations by Columbia Weather Systems, Inc. The weather stations monitor meteorological parameters used to compare energy efficiency between the green roof and a traditional roof. Kevin Schluckebier of BCDM architectural firm reports, 'One day last summer ...

  • New Color Weather Display Console for Environmental Monitoring

    Columbia Weather Systems offers a new color Weather Display. The new console contains an industrial-grade, 7-inch WVGA LCD touchscreen panel and is powered by a Single Board Computer with a 200MHz ARM9 CPU. A singular advantage is the addition of Ethernet connectivity. The Weather Display can connect directly to a weather station with the serial port ...

  • Webinar Smart PV Monitoring with Smart Weather Sensors

    Udo Kronmüller, our Expert for Solar Monitoring held a webinar about best practise in various uses of smart weather sensors in PV monitoring applications.  He discussed in this webinar how, in addition to solar radiation, other environmental factors such as temperature, wind, precipitation and lightnings also affect the productivity and stability of utilities. The long-term ...

  • Protecting your investment in weather monitoring technology

    When you buy a weather station from Columbia Weather, we help protect your technology investment by recommending accessories that may be useful to your particular installation. To prevent the possible disruption of weather data during an ice storm we offer a couple of options. For Capricorn 2000 Weather Stations, we recommend a heated rain gauge and the heavy-duty EX wind sensor with the ...

  • PV Monitoring: Smart Solar Monitoring with Smart Weather Sensors

    A PV installation should earn money. But only if all system components operate without faults, the owner can reap the maximum benefits. That´s why you can only be sure if your system works properly, if you track environmental data in comparison to your actual output, which smart solar monitoring systems offer. Webinar about Increasing Efficiency with ...

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