Environdata News and Announcements

New Satellite Communications for Weather stations

28-October-2013

The new satellite communications interface has been developed specifically at the request of a number of customers whose weather station(s) are at very remote sites.  These weather stations are both difficult to access and have no mobile coverage.  In some cases, the only access available is using a helicopter at typically one thousand dollars per hour.

Although the Satellite option is more expensive than other communication methods, both in capital and running costs, it is still far cheaper than helicopter costs and allows the weather station data to be checked daily or weekly, as required.  The advantage is that site visits are only required to do an annual service or if a fault is detected in the weather data.  The other advantage is that, if a fault should occur, it will be detected sooner, and appropriate action can be taken sooner.