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Wireless Wether Station Beams Data Home
You don't have to run any wires to set up the wireless remote weather stations sold by Davis Instruments, Hayward, Calif.
They transmit data to remote display consoles using 900 MHz low-power radio waves.
According to marketing vice president Joan Peterson, there's nothing else like the company's new Vantage Pro system on the market.
"Setup is quick and easy and thanks to the built-in solar panel, you don't even have to run power to it," she says. "Data is sent every 2.5 seconds. You're always seeing near real-time weather conditions."
The Vantage Pro measures barometric pressure, temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind direction and wind speed. With optional sensors, it can also measure solar and UV radiation. In addition, the station can calculate dew point, heat index, wind chill, rain rate, evapotranspiration, and more. Using easy-to-read graphs, the console also collects and displays the average wind speed for the last ten minutes and 24 hours. With the touch of a button, you can see the high wind speed for each of the last 24 days, or even months and years.
There are more than 35 possible alarms for various weather conditions, including alarms for high and low temperature, low wind chill, and high heat index.   
Under optimal conditions the weather station can transmit data to a console up to 800 ft. away. To boost reception and increase range, you can add one or more optional wireless repeaters.
Other options include a comprehensive data logger and software package to link your weather station to your computer and website.
The wireless Vantage Pro sells for $595.00. Other models are available. All come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Davis Instruments, Attention: Joan Peterson, Vice President, Marketing, 3465 Diablo Ave., Hayward, Calif. 94545-2778; (ph 800 678-3669 or 510 732-9229; fax 510 732-9188; E-mail: sales@davisnet.com; Website: www.davisnet.com).

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