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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Save Energy, Whatever the Weather

    eSight Energy is set to launch the new version of its leading energy management suite, eSight, with a new global weather service enabling easier analysis of energy consumption against local temperature data and more accurate assessment of building energy efficiency. Designed specifically to make global energy management more effective, the new Global Weather Service enables users to access ...


  • Security Features Added to Weather MicroServer

    Columbia Weather Systems' Weather MicroServer now supports SNMP v3 which adds privacy and authentication to the Simple Network Management Protocol. Users can monitor and manage devices on IP network applications that are affected by weather conditions such as the telecommunications industry. Developed for a U.S. Air ...

  • The Importance of a Dedicated Fire Weather Network

    Forest Technology Systems Ltd. (FTS) recently appointed an independent party to explore a common concern in the Fire Weather monitoring community: dedicated networks of remote automated weather stations (RAWS) for the primary purpose of predicting wildfire danger vs. repurposing existing networks of meteorological weather stations. With wildfires around the world increasing in frequency as well ...


    By FTS

  • PVMET-150 Weather Station Released

    RainWise Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the PVMET-150, our next generation precision weather station for commercial and utility grade PV suppliers who require the highest caliber in sensors for exceptionally accurate monitoring data. The standard PVMET-150 comes with a precise second-class thermopile pyranometer to allow for dependable, bankable data, and is mounted on a tilting ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Next-generation ambient air quality monitoring technology

    The European company recordum has developed world’s first out-of-the-box plug-and-play solution for air quality monitoring. The airpointer® is a compact multi-gas monitoring solution for people who want results. Typically less than two hours after delivery on‐site the customers see the first measurement data – on the Internet without any specific software, just their browser. At the same ...


  • Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies: Global Markets

    INTRODUCTION PRINCIPAL TRENDS There are two principal trends of note in the environmental sensing and monitoring business. The first is the technological revolution in the design and engineering of individual sensors and sensor components. The trend in terms of individual sensors is toward miniaturization. Making sensors smaller lowers material costs and energy requirements and makes large ...


  • OTT launches new Smart Weather Sensors

    Specialist hydrometeorological instrumentation company OTT Hydrometry has a long history in the development of leading edge sensor technology and the latest additions to the company's family of weather monitoring instruments exemplify the company's focus on high levels of performance combined with both simplicity of use and minimal maintenance. The newest version of the Pluvio2 offers the most ...

  • Bad weather is good news for OTT Hydrometry

    OTT Hydrometry, the specialist manufacturer of environmental monitoring equipment, has announced that 2015 was its best year ever in the UK. “Product sales were very good across all ranges,” comments Managing Director Nigel Grimsley. “Our water quality, level and flow monitors all performed very well; as did out meteorological, datalogging and telemetry instrumentation.” ...

  • New Vela ™ Multi-Sensor Weather Station

    The new Vela (pronounced Vay-luh) Weather Station from Columbia Weather Systems combines the ease of an all-in-one sensor package with the reliability and affordability of mechanical wind sensors. In addition to wind speed and direction, the sensor module incorporates barometric pressure, as well as ...

  • First global wind speed data from UK TechDemoSat-1 open new prospects for weather monitoring and forecasting

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and ...

  • Biodiversity fortune-telling: extreme weather and new diseases

    Foreseeing future challenges to the environment is essential for the development of environmental policy. Some recent contentious issues that could have been foreseen include the negative public reaction to genetically-modified crops in the United Kingdom, and challenges posed by avian flu, foot and mouth disease and biofuels. New research points toissues ranging from extreme weather events to ...

  • Air quality monitoring from Enviro Technology

    For over 25 years, Enviro Technology has developed an enviable reputation as a world leader in air quality monitoring. More importantly, through research and innovation ET has perfected products which push the industry forward, yet still fulfil the exacting standards set out by Defra. We’ve picked up a few awards along the way too, such as the first ever MCERTS CAMS approval for our open-path ...

  • NPL trials identify improved bioaerosol monitoring technology

    Trials conducted by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have identified improved methodologies for sampling and measuring bioaerosols at composting facilities. Commissioned by Defra, the first project began in 2008 and the results of a larger series of trials will be published later this summer. Background As the UK seeks to reduce the quantity of waste going to landfill, there ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • As fast as lightning: The new weather sensor with lightning detection

    Up to now, there was little evidence to prove that damage or fires were caused by lightning. Lightning strikes can not only cause dangerous fires but can also give rise to great financial losses in the case of surge damage. This is especially critical for smart grids, solar panels and wind turbines, but also for building insurance, outdoor events and the forestry sector. “WS800”, the ...

  • UN weather agency calls for improved climate observations

    The UN weather agency marked World Meteorlogical Day by calling for improvements to climate observation technologies to help people and economies adapt to climate change, climate variability and extreme weather. The Day – observed in Geneva – commemorated the entry into force on 23 March 1950 of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Convention, and the following year WMO was designated ...


    By United Nations

  • Wireless Weather Station breaks the one-mile range

    RainWise, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of affordable weather stations in the U.S. and abroad, has dramatically expanded the range of their popular, solar powered, MKIII weather station to a one mile range (LOS). This vastly surpasses other comparable weather stations on the market, where the current long range distance is 1000 feet. Another breakthrough feature for this modified product ...


    By RainWise Inc.

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