Anemoment LLC, a specialized meteorological instrument design firm located in Colorado, announced the integration of the TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor with the Flex Q-Series off-grid SCADA equipment (developed by FlexSCADA, a subsidiary of Com Com Services).
The TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor (FlexSCADA edition) is a drop-in solution, incorporating flexible and efficient ways to log data from the device, to interact with it, to troubleshoot it — all over a modern and efficient internet connection or LTE Release 13 (also known as Narrowband IoT, NB-IoT, or NB-LTE). This is the latest in narrowband LTE technology.
Users will now have the ability to remotely monitor and evaluate winds for future installations of wind turbines without the cost of a large Ethernet or microwave backbone. It will also do so with an extremely low power consumption (typically as low as 0.4 watts).
“For our clients in the remote repeater market, including those monitoring telecom towers and wind turbines, reliability and power consumption are key,” states Jon Mundall, Managing Director–Engineering Services, FlexSCADA. “We have brought to the TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor a new level of accessibility and transparency our customers and clients can leverage in monitoring and evaluating wind and weather.”
The TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor supports a variety of industry-standard protocols including SNMP, Modbus, IPv4, IPv6 interface with an HTTP API providing full SNMP and TCP support. Users can log into their TriSonica Mini from their smartphone, their tablet, or their computer and see real-time data from their device resulting in easier deployments, integration, and connectivity for operators and integrators around the globe.
In addition to providing complete wind statistics (wind speed, direction, temperature, moisture borne in the wind, dew point, and air density), the TriSonica Mini Wind and Weather Sensor (FlexSCADA edition) combined with the FlexSCADA F5 allows users autonomous monitoring and control of their micro wind turbines, enabling remote and automatic shut down of turbines in high wind situations — disconnecting it from the battery pack to protect your battery bank from harm.