In our last Meet & Greet, we talked about anemometers, which are wind speed sensors. But what’s the point of installing all sorts of sensor equipment if the data has no place to go? In today’s post, we will be taking a dive into data loggers!
If a meteorological station were a person, the data logger would be the brain. This is a central hub where all the sensors are connected and all the data is collected; so, a high-performing data logger really makes a difference in system performance. Our Meteo-40 Plus series are proven loggers of choice, and they come in three different sizes: small, medium, and large, with the difference in sizes mainly accounting for the different number of ports available. Which size to choose will depend on the size of the meteorological station, since every sensor needs its own port.
All three sizes of the loggers come with one RS485 master port which enables the connection of up to eight smart sensors, such as the Thies ultrasonic anemometers. They also support two additional USB connections, so that while one can be used to enable communication with computers, links to GPS, usage of web cams, and more, the other one is still available for onsite data retrieval. That way, access to data is convenient and uncompromised even during unpredicted events.
Part of what makes the Meteo-40 Plus loggers a premium product is that they come ready to connect with the free-of-charge and fully secure cloud data storage platform, AmmonitOR (Ammonit Online Report) via AmmonitConnect and AmmonitVerify.
A compelling reason to use AmmonitOR is its robust and easy to use toolset. Not only can reports automatically be generated into PDF files, but various data visualization tools are also available to plot analyses. Of course, the measurement data files can also be downloaded in various file formats for analysis using third-party software applications.
A key advantage of using AmmonitOR is that it is a single online platform that centralizes remote access of all registered data loggers and can be accessed through PCs, tablets, and mobile devices without the need for servers and systems. This feature is especially appealing to fleet owners and managers because it avoids the repetitive and tedious process of connecting to each logger separately; with AmmonitOR, any data for any logger is accessible with just a few clicks.
For those who are curious, communication with the loggers is built-in using AmmonitConnect, so configurations can be done offsite as long as the device is online. Meanwhile, AmmonitVerify offers added data security by sending the authorized user a temporary password to decrypt encrypted files. It’s no doubt that Ammonit has built an ecosystem of data services that brings user-friendliness to a whole new level.
Alternatively, for those who wish to continue using more traditional data retrieval methods, the Meteo-40 Plus loggers still support sending measurement data via email as well as through remote connection. For owners who want all the security and control features but prefer to collect data using other means, AmmonitConnect and AmmonitVerify can be used independent to AmmonitOR to communicate with the logger. The design of the product makes it very flexible to adapt to diverse ways of usage.
If you’re looking for a seamless and secure data management experience, the Meteo-40 Plus loggers with Ammonit’s suite of data services is something you should consider. Contact us to discuss how we can help you get started!