A weather station for a remote site requires specific features in order to perform at its best. You need a weather station that is:
- Robust, reliable and able to cope with all of the extremes of weather it will face
- Able to be readily transported to site
- Easily assembled, and easy to use
- Designed to work with solar power
- Designed for long term data storage
- Able to provide telemetry to provide remote access
Above all else, you need your remote weather station to give you the confidence that your weather data is being recorded securely.
Australian Made for Australian Conditions
Environdata’s Weather Stations are designed and built in Australia. Their ability to withstand weather extremes is evidenced by their installation at remote sites ranging from the middle of the Simpson Desert, to islands off the North West Pilbara coastline, from the tropics of Cape Tribulation in far north Queensland to the icy winds of the western coast of Tasmania.
Large, safe memory
Environdata have built in extensive flash memory (non-volatile) to our new range of weather stations. The Weather Maestro, WeatherMate 3000, and WeatherMaster 3000 all have more than 12 months of data storage with a typical program. Summaries are available at 10 minute, hourly and daily intervals.
Remote Data Collection
Imagine a work site in a remote area, where accessibility or the ability to perform work is severely hampered following rain events. With an Environdata Weather Station and a Next G modem plus SMS alerts, you can be advised of the suitability of a particular site, before the decision is made to send a bus-load of workers out. With the savings from being able to better plan work, your weather station will pay for itself very quickly.
Environdata has developed a range of telemetry options to simplify the process of data collection from your remote weather station:
- Next G connections can provide you with on demand data downloads, SMS retrieval of the current conditions, and VPN ‘live’ updates to your database. Alerts via SMS can also be triggered based on weather events.
- Satellite data links provide the ultimate remote weather station connectivity, allowing you to collect your weather data remotely from virtually anywhere in the world.
- If you’d rather connect to a local office, then UHF links, direct cable, Ethernet or MODBUS connections to your weather station are available.
Easy to install, easy to use
When it comes to installation of your remote site weather station, it is important to have a system designed to assemble as a complete unit so the installation goes smoothly and there is no need to visit the site twice. We are the designers and manufacturers, so when you receive your weather station from us you know that your weather station will fit together, you will receive all the correct parts down to the nuts and bolts necessary to complete the installation.
We regularly install our weather stations on behalf of our customers and have first-hand experience, which has enabled us to refine our design over the last 30 years.
- Easy to follow instructions and free phone and email support means your weather station will be installed with a minimum of fuss.
- The sensors plug into the data recorder. There are no screw terminals.
- The sensors are all calibrated identically, so you don’t need to enter programming offsets. This also allows for quick field swapping of sensors which is great for servicing in remote locations.
- We use captive nuts in custom designed mounting masts and arms.
- The mounting tabs have cut-outs to allow the pieces to be positioned in place to support their own weight as you tighten bolts.
If you need to install a ten metre Mast for wind speed and direction sensors (to meet Australian Standards) at a remote site the last thing you want to deal with is a crane or elevated work platform. Our ten metre mast is installed at ground level with no need for working at heights and is ideal for a weather station on difficult terrain or in the middle of nowhere.
All Environdata’s Weather Stations are suitable for powering via solar power, to keep the system running constantly year after year. The solar panels are an ideal option for powering a remote weather station, with or without telemetry.
Environdata’s Remote Weather Stations are designed to provide you with a long operating life, which we expect to be 15 years or more. In most cases these weather stations will only require an annual maintenance and calibration check.
Installation and Servicing
Environdata is able to further simplify the process with a full Installation, commissioning and training service available. This ensures your system is installed correctly and up and running as efficiently as possible. Installations in remote areas are no problem and we can also offer annual service and calibration visits to site to keep your system running correctly.
If you need a remote weather station, robust, reliable and designed for our harsh climate, then contact one of our friendly, professional staff to talk about a solution to suit your weather monitoring needs.