A manufacturer of climate-monitoring devices has a new product for weather assessment. Santa Barbara-based Lufft USA will add MODBUS, a data protocol, to its list of communication standards. The protocol lets many devices connected to the same network communicate. One example is a system that measures temperature and humidity and transmits results directly to a computer or programmable logic controller.
Lufft says the protocol is often used to connect a supervisory computer, sensor, or group of sensors with a remote terminal unit in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Sensors that communicate by MODBUS are commonly used in renewable energy, building automation, and other industrial processes. The company says the addition of this common method of industrial communication to its list of digital protocols will let its weather stations measure climate parameters with almost any industrial project.The company’s ‘WS’ line of weather stations is available with the data protocol in addition to SDI12, ASCII, UMB, NMEA, and analog.
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