All-in-one weather sensor collects over 20 environmental measurements

March 06, 2020 //By Rich Pell
All-in-one weather sensor collects over 20 environmental measurements
Environmental sensing solutions provider Intellisense Systems has announced a weather sensor that it says is ideal for applications needing an affordable professional-grade all-in-one solution.

The MWS-C400 Micro Weather Sensor, says the company, is cost effective for mass-deployment while still reporting more than 20 environmental parameters. The second product in the company's new Commercial Series of Micro Weather Sensors, the C400 has built-in solar power, and uses cellular LTE-M communications to support cloud-based data logging and instant access to current meteorological conditions.

All the processing, communications, and power required to autonomously send readings are contained in a single compact package at what the company says is an economical price point. This enables micro-weather monitoring for applications like drone flying, monitoring wildfire conditions, agriculture, emergency response, transportation, energy/utilities, and providing weather data in remote areas that previously could not afford a professional-grade weather sensor.

"We wanted to create a professional-grade weather station that can be installed, operated, and supported by any type of customer with any level of technical expertise," says David Miller, Vice President and General Manager of Products and Engineering at Intellisense Systems. "The response from customers in new markets has been fantastic. One of the most exciting opportunities for the C400 is our partnership with ClimaCell.org. This will help make critical weather data with ClimaCell forecasting more readily available in vulnerable and impoverished regions for the first time."

ClimaCell.org is a nonprofit private charity that seeks to address the global need for lifesaving, life-transforming weather information, and ensure useful weather information is accessible to anyone, anytime, and anywhere in the world. The compact size, ruggedized design, and reliable data transmission of the C400, says the organization, makes it an ideal solution for acquiring weather data throughout many under-served regions that do not have existing weather stations.

The C400 does not need wires or external devices, enabling it to be set up and start transmitting in less than 60 seconds, says the company. The data it collects and transmits include temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, angular tilt, dust accumulation, lightning


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