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Communication MS

Connection options between sensor head and Weather MicroServer. Click to expand for specific details.

A standard 7-foot serial communication cable connects the Interface or Control Module to the MicroServer. A standard 7-foot ethernet cable connects the MicroServer to the Network. Extra length RS-232 cable is available up to 200 feet, catalog number 8233.

For lengths from 200 to 4000 feet, refer to the RS-485 Short Haul Modem option below.

Standard system diagram below shown with Orion Sensor.

Weather MicroServer standard configuration

Wireless transceivers offer a cable-free means to remotely monitor weather information when hardwire installations are not feasible or practical.

For fixed-mount weather stations, 2.4 GHz and 900MHz wireless transceiver options offer outdoor line-of-site range at one mile and 20 miles, respectively.

For the wireless Orion Weather Station, a transceiver is housed in a weatherproof enclosure near the sensor head. A single transceiver is connected to the Interface Module at the data display site, which then is connected to a Weather Display Console and/or computer.

These stations require power at the site of the weatherproof enclosure. This power can be AC, battery or solar. The Orion sensor head requires significantly less power and is a good choice for solar or battery-powered operation.

A wireless weather station system configuration would include the weather station itself with display or software, plus a weatherproof enclosure and transceivers.

2.4 GHz: FCC (USA), IC (Canada) and ETSI (Europe).
900 MHz: FCC and IC

Wireless system diagram below shown with Orion Sensor.

Weather MicroServer wireless diagram
2.4 GHz Wireless Transceiver

2.4 GHz Model, Catalog Number 8245

900 MHz Model, Catalog Number 8255

Catalog Number 8247-2

Two short haul modems are used to extend the RS-232 range from 200 feet to 4000 feet. Includes power supplies.

Order cable by the foot, catalog number 8230.

RS-422 system diagram below shown with Orion Sensor.

Weather MicroServer RS-422 Diagram

Catalog Number 8403

SMS interface -- text “weather” and receive a text message report from the weather station. Utilizes a Sierra Wireless AirLink GX400 modem, shown below in a weatherproof enclosure. Can be added to standard MicroServer system and can be retrofitted to existing systems.

Optional weatherproof enclosure, catalog number 88160.

GSM Modem in Weatherproof Enclosure
Weather Text