MeteoHelix®, MeteoWind®, MeteoShield® will be featured at the IMD Meteorological Expo in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Heated anemometer MeteoWind® 2 immediately after a strong icing event in the mountains of Slovakia.

Heated anemometer MeteoWind® 2 immediately after a strong icing event in the mountains of Slovakia.

BARANI DESIGN Technologies will have on hand the latest meteorological technologies for climate research at the WEATHER • CLIMATE • WATER / EARTH OBSERVATIONS / GREEN ECONOMY 2019 expo in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 9-10, 2019.

The exhibition will take place at the new Expoforum Convention Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, and will be supported by Roshydromet – Federal Service of Russia on Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.

The expo will showcase the following BARANI DESIGN products:

  • MeteoHelix® метеорологическая метеостанция (micro-weather station, AWOS)

  • MeteoWind® подогрев анемометра (combined heated anemometer with a wind vane)

  • MeteoShield® спираль радиационного экрана c естественной вентиляцией (helical solar radiation shield of a patented design

This exhibition is one of the world’s most significant in the field of hydrometeorology, environmental monitoring, earth observations and green economy for the republics of the former Soviet Union including:

MeteoShield® Professional protecting internal temperature and humidity sensors from the effects of icing.

MeteoShield® Professional protecting internal temperature and humidity sensors from the effects of icing.

  • Armenia

  • Azerbaijan

  • Belarus

  • Estonia

  • Georgia

  • Kazakhstan

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Latvia

  • Lithuania

  • Moldova

  • Russia

  • Tajikistan

  • Turkmenistan

  • Ukraine

  • Uzbekistan

BARANI DESIGN Technologies AWOS weather station at 2000 meters in High Tatra mountains.

Quantifying benefits of green roofs becomes easier with the latest technological breakthroughs

Comenius University research on the real climatological benefits of green roofs in inner-cities is supported by BARANI DESIGN Technologies’ educational discounts.

Green-roofs are here to stay. Their benefits in the reduction of the heat-island effect are known, yet not well quantified. The limitations of current sensor and weather station technologies limit the quality of urban climate research due to error producing influences of sun-heated building walls and pavement. Large measurement errors in meteorological instrumentation due to inadequate 360-degree solar heat shielding with adequate ventilation severely limit urban meteorological data quality. Yet one sensor company is about to change that.

The application of helical MeteoShield® Professional technology as part of the MeteoHelix IoT Pro micro-weather stations is enabling researchers to achieve WMO precision in air temperature measurement in inner-cities. The multiple degree errors of conventional multi-plate radiation shields and their fan-aspirated solar shield counterparts are a thing of the past with the application of BARANI DESIGN’s helical shielding technology which has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

As part of its educational support program, BARANI DESIGN Technologies provides deep discounts on meteorological sensor technologies to educational institutions and researchers like Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eva Pauditšová , PhD. from Comenius University in Bratislava, who is performing research on the real climatological benefits of green roofs in inner-cities in cooperation with Chief Architect Ing. arch. Ingrid Konrad (Bratislava City Hall) and the support of the city of Bratislava magistrate.

“Thanks to the technology found in the MeteoHelix IoT Pro micro-weather stations we are finally able to accurately determine the cooling effect of green areas in the city,” says Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eva Pauditšová , PhD. who’s research builds on the successful international project Horizon 2020 RESIN - Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures. Her current focus is on the sensitivity of urban structures and microclimates to the effects of large scale climatic changes due to global warming and is part of the international project Horizon 2020 ARCH – Advancing Resilience of Historic Areas against Climate-related and other Hazards.

BARANI DESIGN Technologies MeteoHelix® weather station on a lamp post as part of international Horizon 2020 ARCH urban climate research. Bratislava, Gajova.

MeteoHelix® weather station monitoring microclimate in Bratislava’s Horsky Park as part of the Horizon 2020 ARCH urban climate research project.

MeteoHelix® weather station enabling new levels of precision in urban climate research in Bratislava, Raca as part of Horizon 2020 ARCH.

MeteoHelix® weather station enabling new levels of precision in urban climate research in Bratislava, Raca as part of Horizon 2020 ARCH.


Has Rainwise resorted to false claims instead of innovation in the IoT personal weather station market?

MeteoHelix may be the first true IoT weather station

MeteoHelix may be the first true IoT weather station

It’s a sad day when past innovators resort to false claims instead of innovation. Five months after Rainwise contacted BARANI DESIGN Technologies about the MeteoHelix® IoT Pro personal weather station, did Rainwise make a claim to be the 1st IoT weather station on the market.

The MeteoHelix IoT Pro personal weather station begun sampling to customers in the spring of 2018 as a year long testing campaign begun. Almost a year later, Rainwise begun announcing “the world’s first compact, solar powered, commercial grade, true IoT MK4 Weather Station.” with pre-orders of 6000 plus units. A few months later announcements that the not yet released MK4 “IoT weather station has already secured purchase commitments of over 7,000 units in 2019 without the product being officially released” are being claimed on the https://www.iottechexpo.com website in the Rainwise company description.

USA is known for innovations

USA is known for innovation and the MeteoHelix® is proof of that. While we believe that no one can claim to have the first IoT weather station, the MeteoHelix IoT Pro brings a number of firsts to the market. Its ability to measure at World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and National Weather Service (NWS) precision standards for under $600 is unprecedented in the professional meteorological world and the personal weather station marketplace.

Proof of its pedigree can be found in WMO research papers like the RMI comparisons where its innovative helical shape proved to surpass the precision of professional meteorological networks monitoring climate change. Neither Davis nor Rainwise weather stations can claim to provide the professional meteorological data quality of the MeteoHelix even with their fan-aspirated counterparts.

While the MeteoHelix® is currently manufactured in Slovakia, its roots and inventor are “Made in USA.” RPI educated and groomed at Boeing, the MeteoHelix’s roots share this pedigree. Plans are in the works to bring the MeteoHelix personal weather station production back to the US. A self-cleaning rain gauge is also in the works. Please stay tuned and enjoy the view.

References

  1. https://www.baranidesign.com/meteohelix-pro-weather-station

  2. https://www.iotforall.com/press-rainwise-mk4-preview/

  3. https://www.iottechexpo.com/global/partners/rainwise/

  4. http://www.rainwisemk4.com/