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Agricultural & Farming Products

Vaisala's New Runway Visual Range System Approved for Air Traffic Control Use in the USA

Availability of runway visual range information has a positive impact on flight safety and airport capacity (Louisville, CO, December 22, 2009) The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Vaisala AviMet® PC-Based Runway Visual Range (RVR) system for air traffic control use in airports across the country. The primary users of the system are air traffic controllers who access...

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Revolutionary Technology for Highly Accurate Lightning Detection - Now Also Available on Linux®

(Tucson, AZ, October 27, 2009) The central processing software for Vaisala's lightning detection sensors is now available on a Linux® operating system. For the user, this means added flexibility, ease of use and lower ownership costs. Vaisala Total Lightning Processor(TM) Series TLP100 and TLP200 central processing technology computes and displays information from the raw data provided by...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Vaisala's Measurements for Marine Applications Approved by Det Norske Veritas

(Helsinki, Finland) Vaisala has received a formal type approval certificate from the classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV). The DNV approval is an official guarantee that Vaisala measurement instruments can withstand the extremely harsh marine conditions. The certificate applies to a complete line of Vaisala's humidity, dewpoint, moisture in oil and barometric pressure transmitters...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

New Weather Radar Signal Processing Platform from Vaisala

(Williamsburg, VA, October 5, 2009) Vaisala introduces a new signal processing platform for its weather radar product family. Sigmet RVP900(TM) Digital Receiver and Signal Processor is now available for both new weather radar installations and upgrades for existing radars. Vaisala's Sigmet product line has a 28 year history of developing innovative, high-quality signal processing products to the...

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Software

Vaisala to Launch Road Weather Decision Support System Technologies

Louisville, CO, July 9, 2009 - Vaisala is investing in the next innovation of the Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) and expanding its portfolio in the surface transportation market by adding Road Weather Decision Support Systems (RWDSS). With over 70 years of global vision and experience spanning multiple transportation sectors, Vaisala is positioned to provide unmatched technologies and...

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Services

Online Database provides global lightning information.

Targeting meteorological institutions and other weather-dependent users, real-time GLD360 Global Lightning Dataset provides information on rapidly evolving severe weather situations. Network detects over 2/3 of all lightning strikes coming to surface of earth and provides peak current information for cloud-to-ground lightning events. Additionally, dataset can provide information over oceanic...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Pioneering Wind Observing System to Be Installed in the USA

Wind energy production to benefit from increased predictability The world leader in environmental measurement, Vaisala, together with electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have joined forces on a pioneering pilot project in the USA that will take observing and forecasting for wind energy production to the next level. The...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Vaisala to Supply Next Generation Dropsondes for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in USA

Vaisala and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have signed a 5 year supply contract for the delivery of next generation GPS dropsondes used for hurricane reconnaissance, hurricane research and storm track forecasting by the US National Hurricane Center. The estimated value of the deal is USD 9.2 million. We are extremely pleased that NOAA has chosen Vaisala to supply their...

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Test & Measurement

Vaisala Launches the Development of a Reference Radiosonde for Climate Change Observations

Phoenix AZ, January 12 - Vaisala is investing in the development of an operational reference radiosonde. When complete, this instrument will provide superior-quality climatological data on the upper parts of the atmosphere, and shed light on the dynamics of climate change. The international scientific community has clearly expressed a need for a high-precision instrument to enable long-term...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Transmitter measures moisture in liquid hydrocarbons.

Vaisala HUMICAP® moisture and temperature transmitter for Oil MMT162, measures moisture in oil in terms of water activity and temperature. Measurements are independent of oil type, age, and temperature. Model MMT162 has 2 analog outputs that can be scaled and measurement ranges changed. Featuring RS-485 serial output, and optional LED-cable for enabling visual alarm, unit suits applications...

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