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Pulsar 100™ Weather Station senses precipitation type with fast response.
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Pulsar 100™ Weather Station senses precipitation type with fast response.

The Pulsar 100™ Weather Station delineates rain, freezing rain, hail, snow and sleet. The sensor detects precipitation from the first drop and helps in eliminating delays of an accumulation-based system. The Pulsar 100 monitors data through Weather MicroServer to provide real-time data collection and monitoring. The sensor is energy efficient and is ideal for difficult to access areas.

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Monitor Weather with DNP3 over RS-485
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Monitor Weather with DNP3 over RS-485

The Weather MicroServer™ from Columbia Weather Systems offers DNP3 ethernet or serial RS-485 communication to interface CWS weather stations with process automation systems used primarily in utilities such as electric and water companies. Distributed Network Protocol was developed for communications between various types of data acquisition and control equipment. It plays a crucial role in...

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Finding the Right Weather Monitoring System for Solar
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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...

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Weather Station Component supports integrated CO2 sensor.
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Weather Station Component supports integrated CO2 sensor.

For automated reporting via computer or industrial automation system, Weather MicroServer offers various Internet and industrial protocols and supports integrated ambient Carbon Dioxide (CO2) sensor. Latter uses IR light source to measure CO2 at ppm level, isÂ- configured for analog output, and is installed in self-aspirating radiation shield for protection against...

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Weather Station offers GPS and compass readings.
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Weather Station offers GPS and compass readings.

With GPS and compass readings, Magellan MX™ is useful for vehicle and mobile applications requiring real-time meteorological data, such as incident command centers and hazmat vehicles. Depending on model, meteorological sensors can include ultrasonic wind speed and direction, temperature, RH, barometric pressure, and optical precipitation gauge. Data can be monitored with WeatherMaster...

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How to Mitigate Network Security Risks When Adding a Weather Station On-Site
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How to Mitigate Network Security Risks When Adding a Weather Station On-Site

Network security has become increasingly critical for some companies and organizations. Security breaches at private, public, and military organizations have been in the news prompting efforts to secure networks. Some organizations may be reluctant or unable to add a weather station to their networks for monitoring weather data on-site. As one example, Columbia Weather Systems recently received...

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Weather Stations offer flexibility via sensor options.

Parameter options afford flexibility for all-in-one sensor configurationÂ- of Orion Weather Stations. Sensor options include Orion 531 with impact rain gauge; Orion 532 (Orion LT) with ultrasonic wind direction and speed; Orion 533 with rainfall, wind direction, and speed; Orion 534 with pressure, temperature, and humidity; Orion 535 with pressure,...

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"Industrial" Weather Station Becomes Musical Instrument for Architectural Installation
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"Industrial" Weather Station Becomes Musical Instrument for Architectural Installation

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. Using an Orion weather station to...

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Pulsar 100™ Weather Station senses precipitation type with fast response.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Pulsar 100™ Weather Station senses precipitation type with fast response.

The Pulsar 100™ Weather Station delineates rain, freezing rain, hail, snow and sleet. The sensor detects precipitation from the first drop and helps in eliminating delays of an accumulation-based system. The Pulsar 100 monitors data through Weather MicroServer to provide real-time data collection and monitoring. The sensor is energy efficient and is ideal for difficult to access areas.

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Real-Time Weather Monitoring Improves Solar Vehicle Race Strategy

University Solar Vehicle Project uses Magellan MX500™ Weather Station When the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) team was looking for a weather station to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, they contacted Columbia Weather Systems. “One of the most important resources for our race strategy is real-time weather data,” said Electrical Technical Advisor...

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Monitor Weather with DNP3 over RS-485
Communication Systems & Equipment

Monitor Weather with DNP3 over RS-485

The Weather MicroServer™ from Columbia Weather Systems offers DNP3 ethernet or serial RS-485 communication to interface CWS weather stations with process automation systems used primarily in utilities such as electric and water companies. Distributed Network Protocol was developed for communications between various types of data acquisition and control equipment. It plays a crucial role in...

Read More »
Finding the Right Weather Monitoring System for Solar
Controls & Controllers

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...

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Weather Monitoring Aids in Expansion of Solar Power

HILLSBORO, OR., - 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...

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Data from Columbia Weather Systems' Met Stations is Now Easier to Access than Ever Before.

WeatherMaster™ Software from Columbia Weather Systems now feeds data directly to Weather Underground for meteorological data viewing from any Internet-enabled device. WeatherMaster is a PC-compatible software which can be used with any CWS weather station model. CWS weather stations earn the Goldstar rating from Weather Underground as a "high-quality station." Weather Underground is an...

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Tracking NY Weather and Wowing Students

Summary A mobile broadcast communication truck and “rolling weather station” provides 13WHAM television station in Rochester, NY a unique tool to accomplish their goals: • Track Western NY Weather • Educate students in meteorology • Maintain competitive advantage Challenge Western New York has some of the most unique weather in the country. Day to day, even hour to hour, changes can be...

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Weather Station Component supports integrated CO2 sensor.
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Weather Station Component supports integrated CO2 sensor.

For automated reporting via computer or industrial automation system, Weather MicroServer offers various Internet and industrial protocols and supports integrated ambient Carbon Dioxide (CO2) sensor. Latter uses IR light source to measure CO2 at ppm level, isÂ- configured for analog output, and is installed in self-aspirating radiation shield for protection against...

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