Onset announces new sensor for wind monitoring

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Onset announced its new Wind Direction Smart Sensor, a research-grade plug-and-play sensor for measuring and logging wind direction data.

The easy-to-use sensor, which works with the company’s award-winning HOBO® Weather Stations, offers years of reliable performance in harsh outdoor environments. Customers will use the wind sensor in a broad range of applications, including agricultural research, crop management, wind resource assessment, building energy studies, meteorology, and environmental studies.

Key advantages:

  • Shielded stainless steel ball bearings – provides optimal reliability and long life.
  • Balanced wind vane -- provides smooth response to wind changes.
  • Plug-and-play design – no complicated wiring or programming.
  • Wind averaging – provides higher accuracy wind data.
  • Drip overhang – minimizes icing.

The new Wind Direction Smart Sensor can be used individually, or coupled with Onset’s Wind Speed Smart Sensor. By combining the two sensors (sold optionally as a set), customers can collect average wind speed, highest three-second wind gust, and average wind direction.

Compatible Weather Stations

Onset HOBO Weather Stations combine plug-and-play convenience with research-grade performance. Ideal for a range of applications, HOBO U30 stations feature a rugged, double-weatherproof enclosure for long-term use in harsh environments, a choice of Web-based and standalone communications options, and a wide range of plug-and-play Smart Sensors to choose from. HOBO Micro Stations provide cost-effective micro climate monitoring, reliable performance in harsh environments, and are battery-powered for up to one year.

Pricing and Availability

The new Wind Direction Smart Sensor is priced at $350 and is available immediately from Onset. A bundled set that includes Onset’s Wind Speed Smart Sensor can be purchased for $560. Please see http://www.onsetcomp.com/products/sensors/wind-speed-direction for more details.

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