The automatic weather station UNIKLIMA® vario with Ethernet functionality
is used for the registration of climatic data as well as for process
controlling and monitoring. It is an inexpensive complex data logger
without keyboard and display, and it can be configured and managed
through its network functionality via cable or remote data transmission
by any PC or laptop.
As UNIKLIMA® frost the weather station mainly serves to register air temperature and relative humidity
in order to calculate the wet temperature from these values every minute
and to derive a frost warning from it. According to freely definable warning or
all-clear values of the wet temperature respectively a frost warning is
done. Phone numbers entered by the user are dialed or SMS are sent by
modem and so the warning is shown.
The data are stored in ASCII format and this way they can be imported and processed by
any other PC software
(e.g. Microsoft Excel).
The recording rate of the weather data is freely definable (from 1 minute to 1
hour). Daily averages are stored, too.
An Ethernet interface (RJ45) allows the integration of the professional weather station
UNIKLIMA® frost into a local area
network and the retrieval of meteorological data by TCP/IP. The weather
station works as server for the weather data and it can be accessed from
various clients in the net. By using DynDNS the data retrieval can be
carried out worldwide via the World Wide Web (WWW). The UNIKLIMA® frost gets an own IP address / domain name through the dynamic domain
name system registration service, with which it is also accessible from
the outside via the Internet.
Optionally the weather station can be a equipped with a modem (analog or
GSM/GPRS radio modem).
In connection with a GSM/GPRS modem the UNIKLIMA® frost can send SMS. There is distinguished between the auto answer mode (weather data on the mobile phone) and the sending of warning messages (e.g.
level states or exceedings).
In addition to the data retrieval from the UNIKLIMA® frost it also is
possible actively and scheduled to upload weather data from within the
UNIKLIMA® frost onto the FTP server of a customer or to send it as data
file attachment of email.
The sending of coded weather information in SYNOP
and METAR format per SMS or network connection is available.
Internationally available NTP time servers can be used for the automatic
synchronization of the internal time base of the UNIKLIMA® frost.
The UNIKLIMA® frost can generate and switch alarm notifications. It has two digital switch outputs (relay 1 and 2), coming out at a socket row. Switching processes can be triggered over these outputs according to the currently measured sensor values and predefined switching
conditions (examples of use: building automation, supply of climatic factors for process
controls, monitoring of filter facilities, monitoring of levels, filling states, control systems for greenhouses, wind loads, squalls for cranes, controls for Venetian blinds and lighting, alarm messages).
For every switch output (relay) each 9 conditions for switching on and off freely can be chosen. The 9 conditions are combined in triple groups. Within each group the 3 switching conditions are logically combined by AND, the 3 groups are logically combined by OR.
With it controlling and regulation circuits can be realized on the base
of climatic factors. Hereby their functional course is logged and stored
in addition to the climatic data. Events can be sent by this tool via
SMS as automatically generated messages.