MeteoHelix weather stations installed to monitor new frost protection technology experiment in famous Vienna Wine School

Bundesamt für Obst- und Weinbau in Klosterneuburg

Bundesamt für Obst- und Weinbau in Klosterneuburg

Three MeteoHelix micro-weather stations were installed to monitor new technology experiment to help prevent frost on budding wine grape plans at the renowned Hö­he­re Bun­des­lehr­an­stalt viticulture school in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria. These precision weather stations are powered by the sun and connected to the Sensor Network Services GmbH LoRaWAN wireless network to provide critical real-time information to help evaluate the success of this new technology. Differentiated by their helical shape, they are able to provide world class measurements for a fraction of the cost of comparable accuracy meteorological technologies.

The variability of weather over the recent decade has caused grape wine damage in the millions of euros each year due to frost. This experiment is very significant due to the fact that it sits within a vast wine region stretching for hundreds of kilometers from the Tokaj of southern Slovakia and northern Hungary to the southern Moravia region of the Czech republic and all the way to the Vienna region known for its wine schools and superb white wine production.

MeteoHelix weather stations monitoring ground frost in precision viticulture at the Hö­he­re Bun­des­lehr­an­stalt school in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria.

MeteoHelix weather stations monitoring ground frost in precision viticulture at the Hö­he­re Bun­des­lehr­an­stalt school in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria.

Africa and the Internet of Things Revolution

Many meteorological networks in Africa are not recording accurate data. However, accuracy can be improved and maintenance costs reduced with the application of new IoT technologies. This can lead to positive impacts on agricultural output and disaster prevention.

Find out more in “Join the IoT Revolution” article on page 43 of the Hydromet AFRICA ExpoGuide as published by Varysian.

Read practical know-how based on the 10+ years of experience in the meteorological industry of Jan Barani, who is the designer of the MeteoHelix IoT Pro micro-weather stations.

Find out what is the ideal IoT weather station for a meteorological network

  • Would an ideal low-cost WMO-compliant weather station look like the MeteoHelix?

  • Can network service and maintenance be optimized with measurement traceability in mind?

Find out what is a vandalism-tolerant meteorological network

  • Is a high-density meteorological network based on affordable micro weather stations inherently vandalism-proof.

  • How does higher data density affect vandalism tolerance?

  • Can redundancy be affordably created using IoT technologies while increasing network reliability.

  • Does a micro weather station designed to prevent data access to thieves and with minimal resale or recyclable material value already exist?

“ Join the IoT Revolution ” article taken from the  Hydromet AFRICA ExpoGuide  as published by  Varysian .

Join the IoT Revolution” article taken from the Hydromet AFRICA ExpoGuide as published by Varysian.

Monsanto in Europe begins evaluation testing of MeteoHelix IoT Pro in field experiments as part of SkyMaps’ agro solutions

MeteoHelix Pro weather station in agricultural field experiments

MeteoHelix Pro weather station in agricultural field experiments

MeteoHelix IoT Pro micro weather stations designed to achieve strict accuracies as set by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have been deployed to crop field experiments throughout Europe by Monsanto as part of Skymaps s.r.o. precision agricultural solution. The precise measurement properties resulting from their helical, spiral or twister design makes these wireless weather stations unique in the marketplace.

Recent advancements in wireless technologies enabled BARANI DESIGN Technologies to design a complete wireless weather station into a cavity where only a sensor could fit before. This new helical weather station design is not only accurate and compact, but also economical. With the target MSRP end-user price set at 499 Euro (VAT exclusive) or $550 USD, the measurement quality and installation convenience offered can be considered a steal. For precision agriculture experiments where accurate climate monitoring is of utmost importance, the long-term measurement stability offered by the self-cleaning MeteoHelix IoT weather stations is a strong selling point, along with their ease of use, installation and operation.

The MeteoHelix IoT Pro is not the only meteorological measurement technology being evaluated by Monsanto. Understory weather stations have been in evaluation for some time. MeteoHelix IoT Pro is however the most accurate, theft proof, vandalism proof weather station on the market today.