The future of affordable METAR

The increase in electronics reliability and processing power has enabled us to launch a new ezMETAR AWOS weather station that generates not only Auto-METAR, but also SPECI reports automatically every half hour, wirelessly. Using field proven sensors and LTE/GSM data logger complemented by robust power and lightning protection, affords these ezMETAR systems the promise of revolutionizing small VFR airport operations worldwide with their reliability, affordability and precision, while offering expandability and customizability for even IFR operations. The sensors and data logger can currently be found in operation in all climates and around the world in Africa, Asia, the Americas & Europe.

ezMETAR weather observation system generates Auto-METAR & SPECI reports affordably.

ezMETAR weather observation system generates Auto-METAR & SPECI reports affordably.

The ezMETAR weather observation system will be on display at the World Meteorological Exhibition on June 5 - 7, 2019 in the Barani Design Technologies stand 6020, which will be held in Hall 4 of Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland.

For more information, contact BARANI DESIGN Technologies at sales@baranidesign.com.

Birds’ fight against ultrasonic wind sensors

Bird sitting on an ultrasonic anemometer. [1]

Bird sitting on an ultrasonic anemometer. [1]

Ultrasound and wildlife reserves

Ultrasonic anemometers seemed like the solution for maintenance-free wind measurement, yet nature had its say. Their ultrasound, while being inaudible to humans, is disturbing enough to natural wild life so that each year, birds destroy about 1/3 of all ultrasonic sensors by biting out their ultrasonic transducers as reported by the German Met Office. [1] This leads to the question of whether ultrasonic sensors are environmentally friendly and whether they should be allowed in wildlife reserves and national parks or if their application should be limited to industrial use?

Bird damage to an ultrasonic anemometer transducer. [1]

Bird damage to an ultrasonic anemometer transducer. [1]

Cup anemometer renaissance

New advances in electronics and manufacturing are enabling mechanical cup anemometers to not only outlast their ultrasonic counterparts but to maintain their accuracy advantage and to remain the mainstay of meteorological measurement and of the precision wind energy industry.

References:

[1] Examination of different versions of bird repelling techniques for ultrasonic anemometers by K. Schubotz, H. Dörschel, Dr. E. Lanzinger, M. Theel of the German Meteorological Service.

Strategic Partnership of BARANI DESIGN Technologies and Comptus Inc. of USA

BARANI DESIGN Technologies and Comptus Inc. of USA strategic partnership announced.

BARANI DESIGN Technologies and Comptus Inc. of USA strategic partnership announced.

BARANI DESIGN Technologies of Slovakia (formerly Czechoslovakia), will create a strategic partnership with Comptus Inc. of USA, who is one of the only two producers of the most widely used anemometer for wind energy applications worldwide. The immediate benefits of this partnership will include:

In a technology sharing program, both companies will join forces to develop a low-cost wireless precision wind measurement solution to complement the MeteoHelix IoT Pro wireless weather stations and to directly compete in the high-end and middle market segments in agricultural weather station applications. The MeteoHelix and MeteoWind Compact combination will become the only affordably priced weather station solution to meet the Wold Meteorological Organization (WMO) measurement standards. This meteorological sensor solution is aimed at putting precision back into precision agriculture which is currently being dominated by measurement equipment not conforming to worldwide measurement standards.