Onset Computer Corporation has introduced the Hobo Wind Monitoring Station, a cost-effective data logger system for measuring and recording wind speed and direction.
Ideal for a broad range of wind monitoring applications — from wind power site evaluation to crop spray decisions and documentation — the Hobo Wind Monitoring Station accepts up to four wind speed and direction sensors, making it ideal for wind profiling at multiple heights, and reports average wind speeds, wind gusts, and wind direction.
Other features include:
- Plug-and-play operation ó Once plugged in, Onsetís wind speed and direction Smart Sensors are automatically recognized by the station without complicated wiring, programming, or calibration requirements.
- Battery-powered operation ó The station can run for up to one year on four user-replaceable AA batteries. This eliminates the need for costly solar panels or large battery packs, and makes it easy to deploy the station in remote locations.
- Wireless data retrieval ó Using Onsetís optional 900MHz wireless radio modem, users can quickly and conveniently retrieve and analyze wind data from stations deployed up to five miles away.
Additionally, the Hobo Wind Monitoring Station logs up to 500,000 time-stamped measurements, and can be equipped with Onset Smart Sensors for measuring other parameters, including temperature, relative humidity, dew point, rainfall, soil moisture, photosynthetic light (PAR), solar radiation, and barometric pressure.
For analyzing wind data, Onset offers BoxCar Pro 4.3, an easy-to-use, Windows-based software package that enables fast, easy setup, powerful graphing and analysis, and data export.
The Hobo Wind Monitoring Station is currently available from Onset. The basic configuration, which includes the data logger, one wind speed and direction sensor, and software, is priced at $664. Quantity discounts are available for orders of five or more.