Sigfox IP65 micro-Gateway with MeteoHelix IoT Pro solution for professional meteorological and agricultural applications

New product spotlight at the Meteo Expo 2019 in Gevena Switzerland

Sigfox Micro installation at a remote cattle ranch for cattle tracking and MeteoHelix weather station data. (Photo by Andrej DobÁk of SIMPLECELL NETWORKS SLOVAKIA, A.S..)

BARANI DESIGN Technologies in cooperation with HELIOT SA, the Sigfox wireless network operator in Switzerland and Austria will showcase a professional meteorological wireless solution designed for areas with limited or non-existent GSM/LTE coverage. This low-bandwidth wireless meteorological system requires very low data rates as typical of mountainous regions and rural or outback locations. These remote locations where meteorological data are scarce are also critical for accurate weather prediction for nearby population centers and are currently only serviced by costly satellite data. Thanks to Sigfox and HELIOT SA, remote wireless coverage for meteorological data will now be available for a few hundred dollars wherever GSM/LTE or Wifi is not available.

Outdoor wireless Sigfox IoT gateway with 10+ km wireless range:

MeteoHelix Sigfox weather station in the outback hills.

MeteoHelix Sigfox weather station in the outback hills.

WMO conforming IoT micro-weather station:

For more information, please contact HELIOT SA or BARANI DESIGN Technologies.

New products to watch out for at the Meteorological World Expo 2019 and WMO Congress in Geneva, Switzerland

BARANI DESIGN new product show case at the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2019 & WMO Congress will include:

  • MeteoHelix® IoT Pro

    • micro-weather stations to WMO specifications

    • solar powered and wireless all-in-one weather station with 4+ months of operation without sun

    • meet WMO requirements for less than 500 EUR

    • upgraded with the new MeteoShield Professional update (as described below)

    • available in Sigfox and LoRaWAN wireless versions

  • ezMETAR weather monitoring system for airports and heliports

    • approved sensors for Civil Aviation Use

    • robust and field proven hardware including sensors and data logger

    • triple level lightning protection

    • automatic METAR and SPECI report generation

    • solar powered wireless operation to minimize earth-works on airports.

  • MeteoShield® Professional

    • update based on 3 years of WMO testing and evaluation

    • robustness improvements

    • detailed improvements of the inner geometry to better optimize radiation reflection and absorption control for windless days

    • material improvements

    • improved airflow management for low-wind conditions

    • simplified field installation requirements for sensor and shield.

  • MeteoWind Compact

    • compact anemometer and wind direction vane with the advanced elliptic cup design of its big brother Class 1 anemometer MeteoWind 2

    • digital reed switch wind speed output with 2 pulses per revolution for universality

    • continuous 0 to 2.5 V wind direction output without a dead-spot with 1 degree resolution and better than 5 degree accuracy

    • all-metal construction of anodized aluminum with stainless steel ball bearings for corrosion resistance in marine environments and road weather stations

    • field replaceable anemometer cups as shown here: http://bit.ly/2VYWGpV

  • MeteoWind hand-held anemometer

    • precision hand-held wind speed meter with an LCD display.

    • uses the same precision elliptical cups as MeteoWind 2 and MeteoWind Compact for unsurpassed accuracy for a hand held anemometer

    • rugged anodized aluminum construction with stainless steel ball bearings for toughness and corrosion resistance in marine environments

    • field replaceable anemometer cups as shown here: http://bit.ly/2VYWGpV

  • EasyLogLTE data logger

    • upgraded EasyLogGSM data logger to LTE/3G/2G/GPRS/GSM world wide modem.

    • tested for connectivity in Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, China, Middle East, India, Asia and South Asia.

    • reliable operation verified with over 10 years of use.

    • new features include MODBUS RTU live data output for Photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant WMS stations

  • IoT Meteorological Solutions:

    • MeteoHelix IoT Pro micro-weather station (meets WMO standards of accuracy) with international LoRaWAN and Sigfox wireless connectivity (NB-IoT coming soon)

    • MeteoWind IoT wind speed and direction sensor (meets WMO standards of accuracy) with international LoRaWAN and Sigfox wireless connectivity (NB-IoT coming soon)

  • IoT wireless LoRaWAN gateways:

    Additional new products from the new strategic partnership between BARANI DESIGN Technologies and COMPTUS Inc. from the United States of America includes:

  • A75-101 Reed Switch Anemometer by COMPTUS Inc

  • A75-104 Sine-Wave Anemometer by COMPTUS Inc

  • A75-302 Potentiometer Wind Vane by COMPTUS

BARANI®, MeteoHelix®, MeteoShield®, allMETEO® are registered trademarks of Jan Barani and with permission used by BARANI DESIGN Technologies s.r.o.

MeteoHelix Pro – the micro-weather station at Sigfox Connect

MeteoHelix IoT Pro - the professional micro-weather station

MeteoHelix IoT Pro - the professional micro-weather station

Can the MeteoHelix bring on a new revolution in professional meteorology? When many meteorological departments are cutting costs, it has become harder and harder to justify expansion of meteorological networks, especially for countries stuck in recession such as in Africa and South America. What if what was once before thought impossible now became possible?

A professional weather station meeting the stringiest World Meteorological Organization (WMO) accuracy requirements for sub 500 Euro? New technologies like the award winning helical MeteoShield Professional and the advent of low-power wireless technologies enabled BARANI DESIGN Technologies to shrink a professional weather station and to make it so simple to install and use that even your grandma can use it.

“Precise enough for the professional, easy to use for everyone.”

This compact professional weather station enables just about anyone to have professional grade meteorological data in their backyard. While its affordability makes high-density meteorological networks not only possible but also financially viable.

The MeteoHelix IoT Pro – Sigfox version will be presented and displayed along with its allMeteo cloud platform at Sigfox Connect 2018 in Berlin Germany.