A real-time remote weather monitor has been recognized at the 2014 Connected World Conference in Chicago. The Vantage Connect, Davis Instruments’ solar-powered weather telematics data logger, was honored for providing real-time weather conditions for precision agriculture and is used by companies such as Finland’s Vapo, to manage harvests, document required weather conditions and share data.
“With the growing need to manage water resources, protect crops from frost and mitigate damage to our environment, we believe that remote weather data is more important than ever.” said Susan Foxall, Marketing Director, Davis Instruments. “Vantage Connect provides real-time information that allows users to respond to environmental conditions when they happen. For companies like Vapo, this translates to right-time harvesting while adhering to Finland’s environmental stewardship requirements.”
Vantage Connect runs on solar power, so it doesn’t require an external power source and uses the cellular network to transmit weather data to the Internet. Users also get real-time alerts for specific weather conditions via text messages and emails. It can also be paired with any of Davis’ integrated sensor suites or special purpose stations to create a remote, location specific, stand-alone weather station.
Davis also won a Connected World award for CarChip ConnectR, Davis’ telematics solution for fleet monitoring.