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Mobile Weather Lab being assembled at IMT (left). Pulsar 600 Weather Station in the field (right). Photos courtesy of IMT.
The Pulsar Weather Station from Columbia Weather Systems is a critical component in the latest Mobile Weather Lab by Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), an industry leader in advanced digital microwave video systems. IMT will be showcasing their latest broadcast vehicle technology at the NABShow National Association of Broadcasters event.
The Mobile Weather Lab vehicle is a functional live broadcasting truck complete with video cameras, large monitor, wireless broadband Internet and digital microwave connectivity. The weather station system includes a Weather Display console from Columbia Weather.
Opening the rear of IMT's Demo Mobile Weather Lab reveals the Weather Display lower right. Right: IMT's demo Mobile Weather Lab is ready to roll. Photos courtesy of IMT.
The weather lab uses the Pulsar 600 Weather Station with Doppler radar precipitation, temperature, humidity, pressure, and ultrasonic wind measurements. The Pulsar line of weather stations offers the ease of all-in-one sensor module with various meteorological parameters to choose from. All configurations include an electronic compass for automatic orientation of wind direction.
IMT-built mobile weather labs are being used at CBS affiliates in San Francisco and Philadelphia. “This vehicle is top-notch from top to bottom,” notes KPIX chief meteorologist Paul Deanno. “This white stick (the Pulsar sensor module) is the best technology when it comes to data collection for weather.”
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