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With the compact, all-in-one Orion sensor head, the Orion LX features
a Weather MicroServer offering FTP output, XML web service, and Internet
browser user interface. This means instantaneous, simultaneous, site-specific
weather monitoring for any network user via Weather Master Network Software
or URL website. The station can be connected to our proprietary LCD touch-screen
Weather Display Console as well.
In a public safety scenario, the Orion LX can automatically send live
incident weather readings directly to Emergency Operations Centers, Command
Posts and other LAN-based emergency locations, to keep first responders,
commanders, officers, and Emergency Managers simultaneously apprised
of the current weather conditions at an incident scene.
The Orion sensor module provides ultrasonic wind direction and speed
measurements, a highly-accurate impact rain sensor, capacitive relative
humidity, temperature and barometric pressure readings.
An optional visibility sensor can be connected to the MicroServer.
Increased resolution and accuracy make this weather monitoring system
ideal for high-precision weather monitoring.
Communication protocols from the MicroServer include SNMP, Modbus/OPC,
XML and FTP.
The powerful Orion Weather MicroServer provides FTP output, as well as
a browser user interface for network applications. It includes two serial
communication ports and datalogging capability.
Both wind speed and direction are measured using an advance ultrasonic
sensor. The sensor uses ultrasound to determine horizontal wind speed
and direction. The array of three equally spaced ultrasonic transducers
on a horizontal plane is an ideal design which ensures accurate wind measurement
from all wind directions, without blind angles or corrupted readings.
The wind sensor has no moving parts, which makes it maintenance free.
The measurement range for wind speed is from 0 to 134 mph (0 to 60 m/s)
and for wind direction from 0 to 360°.
Barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity measurements are combined in an advanced sensor
module utilizing capacitive measurement method for each parameter.
is measured using a silicon-based sensor. The sensor has minimal hysteresis
and excellent repeatability, as well as outstanding temperature and long-term
stability. The measurement range is from 17.72 to 32.48 in. Hg (600 to
measurement is based on a ceramic sensor. The measurement range is from
-61.6 to 140 °F (-52 to +60 °C).
is based on a capacitive technology. The sensor is highly accurate and
it offers excellent long-term stability in a wide range of environments
withnegligible hysteresis. The measurement range for humidity is 0 to
This tri-sensor module
is mounted in a specially designed radiation shield and is easily replaceable
and available as a spare component.
The shield protects
the sensors form both scattered and direct solar radiation and precipitation.
The plastic material in the plates offers excellent thermal characteristics
and UV stabilized construction. The white outer surface reflects radiation,
while the black inside absorbs accumulated heat.
The rainfall measurement is based on an impact sensor, which detects the
impact of individual rain drops. The signals exerting from the impacts are
proportional to the volume of the drops. Hence, the signal from each drop
can be converted directly to the accumulated rainfall. Due to the measurement
method, flooding, clogging as well as wetting and evaporation losses in
rain measurement are eliminated.