Sutron SatLink3 XMTR, a new HDR (1200 BPS) Transmitter for METEOSAT

OTT Hydromet is pleased to announce EUMETSAT – SL3-XMTR-NETDLHRDCP and SRDCP certification for the Sutron SatLink3 XMTR. METEOSAT high data rates of 1200 bps, as well as 100 bps, can now be used with the SatLink3 XMTR transmitter paired with the OTT netDL IP logger or the Wi-Fi enabled SatLink3 multi-communication logging transmitter.

Pairing the Sutron SatLink3 (SL3) XMTR Transmitter with an OTT netDL 500 / 1000 enables transmission of the OTT netDL datalogger buffer to METEOSAT. Different operating modes are available ranging from logger control of transmitter setup to scheduling the logger to send a buffer to the transmitter using RS-232. The transmitter automatically selects the proper RF output power based on antenna selection made by the user. The SL3 XMTR Transmitter supports the METEOSAT 100 and 1200 bps format and formats of other Environmental Satellites orbiting the globe,including GOES.

The SatLink3 multi-communication logging transmitter provides a cost-effective way to measure, log, calculate and transmit data from remote locations around the world. SL3 has built-in support for nearly all meteorological satellites including GOES, METEOSAT, INSAT and MTSAT for operation anywhere. Most often the SL3 is connected to sensors and transmits data on a user-set schedule, the Satlink3 has options for redundant and two-way communication using cellular and Iridium communications. Satlink3 builds upon Sutron’s 35 years’ experience providing reliable satellite communications.

Visit us at the International Trade Fair “Water Berlin” from 28 -31 March in Berlin !

International Trade Fair “Water Berlin” from 28 -31 March in Berlin
You can find us in Hall 3.2 – Booth No. 231
Get your free ticket:   http://www.ott.com/tickets

In two weeks the exhibition “Wasser Berlin International” opens its doors. From March 28th to March 31st, you will have the opportunity to discover trends and novelties around water-related topics. We will show you new products and solutions from OTT, Lufft, Sea-Bird Scientific and ADCON around Hydrological and Meteorological applications.

Main topics are

  • Stormwater – Now casting / Decision support systems – OTT / Lufft
  • Water Quality / Nutrient monitoring  –  Hydrolab / Seabird Scientific
  • Measurement network management with OTT Hydras 3 net
  • Data hosting – Hydromet Cloud OTT / Sutron
  • Smart wireless leackage control – ADCON Telemetry

    See you soon in Berlin !

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Tech Tip: Images from your measuring site with an IP cam, captured and transmitted with the IP data logger OTT netDL

In addition to the measured values, images from your measuring site and its surroundings can  provide valuable additional information that will help you operate and maintain the station. You can also use such a picture in the field of public relations, if you publish live pictures of different sites on you homepage.

In the current TechTip, you will learn how the solutions are set up with an IP data logger OTT netDL. An example download configuration will help you!

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Click here to download the tech tip document

A Four-Step Guide to Accurately Calculating Surface Water Discharge

Today, a wide range of government agencies, municipalities, utility companies, and private companies need to monitor water flow in rivers, streams, and canals for a variety of reasons ranging from predicting water availability and flood events to allocating water resources and planning for future development. At a high-level, these organizations are concerned with the water flow and discharge of the surface water in a particular area. More specifically, water discharge, which is the volume of water moving through the cross section of a stream or river during a particular unit of time, is typically computed by multiplying the area of water in a channel cross section by the average velocity of the water in that cross section. This measurement is commonly expressed in cubic feet per second or gallons per day. Discharge measurements also take into account any suspended solids, dissolved chemicals, or biologic materials that are transported in the water through the cross section as well.
This whitepaper will provide a general guide for taking the necessary steps to calculate accurate surface water discharge measurements, including considerations for selecting the most ideal monitoring site, the technologies available for various site conditions, and how to ensure your systems continuously provides accurate data through modern quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) methods.

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Download the full white paper with step instructions to accurately calculating Surface Water Discharge – click here

More discharge product description for mobile and continuous application see at www.ott.com

 

Groundwater Data Your Way!

It’s no secret that pairing telemetry with groundwater sensors saves time and resources from having to manually collect readings in the field. However, groundwater telemetry networks can be limited by the availability of transmission coverage in the area of often remote wells.

OTT Hydromet and Sutron have combined capabilities to offer extremely flexible and comprehensive telemetry options for transmission of groundwater level and quality data via the OTT ecoLog series and by pairing OTT and Hydrolab sensors with the Sutron Well Cap.

Now, you can receive groundwater data via GPRS (like AT&T and T-Mobile), HSPA, and CDMA (like Verizon) cellular protocols as well as the iridium satellite for the most remote locations! Better yet, this data can now be viewed, managed, and analyzed via the SutronWIN data portal and mobile app!

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OTT Hydromet and Sutron: the Start of Something Great!

Last week, the OTT Hydromet and Sutron teams came together for the first time to map out how to best serve our combined customers moving forward. It was a very exciting and productive meeting!

The companies are a natural fit for each other, pairing best-in-class sensors with best-in-class datalogger and telemetry options, and it was evident that as both teams already “speak the same language” in the world of environmental monitoring, that we will immediately be able to begin serving our customers with even greater expertise and complete, end-to-end monitoring solutions.

You can expect many more exciting updates from us in the coming months, just know that we’re truly thrilled for this partnership and expect to delight our customers through our combined offerings for the rest of 2015 and beyond!

Members of OTT Hydromet and Sutron come together in Washington DC

Members of OTT Hydromet and Sutron come together in Washington DC

The Hydrolab Sonde Survivor Contest is Back!

Our popular Hydrolab Sonde Survivor Contest has returned in 2015! The Hydrolab Sonde Survivor Contest is a celebration of the harsh and unique deployments that Hydrolab multiparameter instrumentation is put through around the world.

Enter your Hydrolab story by Friday, December 11th and you could win a new Hydrolab HL4 multiparameter sonde and SurveyorHL handheld!

The winners from the 2014 contest with their new Hydrolab HL4 and SurveyorHL.

 

 

OTT Pluvio² Rain Gauges Used in New York State Mesonet System

The University of Albany, in partnership with the State of New York, are in the process of constructing the New York State Mesonet, a highly advanced network of weather systems designed to provide real-time weather data and warning systems to citizens of New York in the event of severe weather. The State of New York has had several extreme weather events in recent years, mainly Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and the Mesonet System will provide improved forecasting and warning systems for future weather events.

There are currently 125 weather stations in the Mesonet network across the state, and many have been equipped with the OTT Pluvio² Weighing Precipitation Gauge for extremely high accuracy precipitation measurement. Check out the video below for an overview of the NYS Mesonet and to see the OTT Pluvio² in action!