Weather MicroServer Supports DNP3 Communication

By: CWS3175, 9:48 PM GMT on March 05, 2014

Columbia Weather Systems’ Weather MicroServer offers DNP3 ethernet communication to interface CWS weather stations with process automation systems used primarily in utilities such as electric and water companies.

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Orion Weather Stations support satellite tracking for Universal Space Network

By: CWS3175, 7:57 PM GMT on February 10, 2014

Universal Space Network, Inc. (USN) provides ground network services that support telemetry, tracking and control, and data downlink operations for satellites and launch systems. USN uses Orion LX Weather Stations at their operation sites in Hawaii, Alaska, and Australia.

“We use the weather station at our satellite tracking stations to monitor wind speed, barometric pressure and precipitation,” says Don Gittle, Ground Systems Manager. “If wind spe...

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New App Note: Industrial Automation Interface to Weather Stations

By: CWS3175, 9:49 PM GMT on January 23, 2014

Columbia Weather Systems has developed interfaces for our weather stations to be used directly with common industrial automation systems such as SCADA, DCS, and PLC systems. These systems are used in industrial manufacturing, as well as government facility and infrastructure operations and maintenance. This new application note describes the options with diagrams.

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New Battery Backup for CWS Weather Stations

By: CWS3175, 8:20 PM GMT on December 06, 2013


The new battery back-up option provides continuous power to the weather station system in the event of an electrical outage. The 12VDC battery comes in a NEMA enclosure and can power a non-heated Orion LX Weather Station for up to three days. It is available for most weather station configurations.
Part number: 8395-1
Enclosure size: 12" x 10" x 6"
Enclosure: 16 gauge galvanized steel with polyester power finish
Industry Standards: NEMA/EEM...

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New Weather Station Systems for Monitoring Solar Energy Projects

By: CWS3175, 9:18 PM GMT on October 09, 2013

As noted by our May News brief on Swinerton Renewable Energy, weather monitoring for solar power projects has been a growing market for Columbia Weather Systems over the past few years. With this experience, we have put together three weather station systems to meet various monitoring requirements. All systems feature the Weather MicroServer in a weatherproof enclosure with panel temperature and solar radiation sensor(s).

• Solar 1 Weather Stations add...

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