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.
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.
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.
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.