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WeatherFile Connection Unit

WeatherFile Communication Unit (WCU)


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The WeatherFile Communication Unit (WCU) provides the means of connecting weather sensors via GSM, WiFi or LAN to WeatherFile.com. WeatherFile data is accessed with any internet connected PC, tablet or smart phone using our cloud solution WeatherFile.com. In addition the WeatherFile Communication Unit (WCU) generates its own local WiFi enabling data to be viewed within 50m on a local display page.

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WeatherFile Communication Unit (WCU) Description

The WeatherFile Communication Unit (WCU) provides the means of connecting weather sensors via GSM, WiFi or LAN to WeatherFile.com. The WeatherFile data is accessed by any internet connected PC, tablet or smart phone. Data is viewed on WeatherFile.com (talk to us if you prefer viewing your data via your own website) and is also directly accessible within 50m of the WCU using its own WiFi on a local display page via its unique IP address. The WCU has a micro SDHC card for long term storage of data and data backup if required.

By selecting your choice of sensor, the WeatherFile system is easily configured. The electronics are in a tough, weatherproof (IP67)* enclosure with high quality connectors for ease of installation. If at any time the internet connection is lost, the WCU will continue to log data which will be retransmitted when communications are restored ensuring continuous data capture in a 'fit & forget' solution.

In addition, the WCU controls power to the system elements. Power savings can be made if, for example, a reading is needed just a few times a day or data only required remotely during working hours. To keep your data private (such as commercially sensitive data) or if the data is not applicable to a wider audience, an SSL secure login to a private area on the WeatherFile.com site can be provided.

* only available by request for LAN version. Call (01590 641223) or email (sales@rpr.co.uk) our technical team who can help specify the relevant wind/weather sensor to integrate with the WCU, define a complete solution, advise on installation and any other questions you may have. Call (01590 641223) or email (sales@rpr.co.uk) our technical team who can help specify the relevant wind/weather sensor to integrate with the WCU, define a complete solution, advise on installation and any other questions you may have.

Applications Include

• Temporary structures, stages, marquees, festivals, events
• Construction industry, including crane operations
• Health and safety site operations
• Marinas, ports and harbours
• Yacht clubs, golf clubs, resorts
• Wind farm surveying and operations
• Roads, bridges and tunnels
• Agriculture and Horticulture
• Sports and outdoor activities
• Education and research projects
• Site operations in aviation

Features

• Wireless network connection of wind and weather sensors to the internet
• Three data transfer options:
    • GSM mobile cellular network *
    • Local WiFi
    • LAN (ethernet cable)
• Display of weather data on any PC, tablet or smart phone connected to the internet via the WeatherFile.com website
• Local logging of wind and weather data
• WCU's own WiFi hotspot enables local page viewing within 50m
• Compatible with WindSonic, MaxiMet, MetPak, Calypso and LCJ Capteurs sensors
• Rugged IP67 enclosure **
• Compact, simple 'plug and play' installation
* SIM card not included, please contact us for contract options
** Available for LAN option only on request

Physical  
Enclosure dimensions including Connectors 191mm x 80mm x 90mm
Enclosure Material Polycarbonate UL94VO
Connections Power: Binder 720 Series
Sensor: Screwless Terminal Block via Cable Gland
LAN: RJ45 via Cable Gland (LAN Version Only)
WCU Weight excluding Mounting and Cables Mobile Version: 0.42kg
WiFi Version: 0.39kg
LAN Version: 0.45kg
Optional Pole Mounting Brackets Stainless Steel. Maximum
Pole Diameter 54mm
Optional Wall Mounting Brackets Fixing Centres 91 x 168mm or 64 x 195mm
Sensor Input  
Sensor type Gill Instruments: WindSonic & WindObserver Series, MetPak & MaxiMet series

Calypso Wired & Wired BLE

LCJ Capteurs CV7-V

NMEA compatible wind sensors with RS232 output

Please Contact RPR if you wish to use other sensors
Transmission standard RS232 and RS485 compatible, 8 bits and no parity
Wireless/network Connectivity  
Wi-Fi (1) Wi-Fi Certified 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b/g Security WPA2-PSK, WPA
Mobile 3G/4G (2) LTE FDD: Band 1(2100 MHz)/Band 3(1800 MHz)/Band 7(2600MHz)/Band 8(900MHz)/Band 20(800 MHz),

DC- HSPA+/HSPA+/HSPA/UMT S: Band 1(2100 MHz)/Band 8(900 MHz)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM: Band2(1900 MHz)/Band3(1800 MHz)/Band 5(850 MHz)/Band 8(900 MHz)

(Contact RPR Ltd for other options.)
LAN (3) RJ45 connector 10/100 Base-T
Data Storage  
Data Storage Card Removable SDHC card
Data Capacity 8 GB (standard)
Remote Cloud Storage Data stored on the WeatherFile.com 2 years as standard
Environmental  
Temperature range Operating: -10°C to +55°C
Storage: -40°C to +70°C
Enclosure protection IP67
Audible / Visual Indicators  
LED indicators SD card status
Data input status
Wireless connection status
Power Status Alert
Audio bleeper Status Alert
Power  
Power Requirement 12V DC ± 10%
Current @ 12V DC 300 mA typical

The manufacturer reserves the right to amend the specification and therefore the information in this document may be subject to change.