SOURCE: Davis Instruments

Davis Instruments

August 22, 2013 09:04 ET

Davis Instruments Introduces Vantage Connect, Innovative Remote Weather Monitoring Using Cellular Technology

HAYWARD, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - Davis Instruments today announced a breakthrough in remote weather monitoring with the release of Vantage Connect, the lowest-cost solar-powered cellular solution for reporting real-time weather conditions.

Designed to provide weather data from remote locations, Vantage Connect is a great option for monitoring vacation or rental homes, ranches, orchards, farms, vineyards and fire hazard areas -- any place with cellular coverage that lacks power or a person to monitor the weather.

"Our goal at Davis Instruments is to offer high-quality, affordable weather products to both professionals and enthusiasts," said Susan Foxall, Marketing Director, Davis Instruments. "Vantage Connect provides real-time information that allows users to respond to their environment in order to mitigate risk and make smarter decisions. Users have access to information about specific weather conditions at their chosen location -- including remote properties or acreage -- so they know when it's necessary to act."

Solar-powered, Vantage Connect does not require an external power source and uses the cellular network to transmit weather data to the Internet. Vantage Connect can be paired with any of Davis' integrated sensor suites or special purpose stations to create a remote, location specific, stand-alone weather station. It also integrates easily with any existing Davis Vantage Pro2 or Vantage Vue weather station. 

Weather data is uploaded to the web and is accessible via smartphone, tablet or PC. The real-time alarms alert users to changing conditions, allowing them to identify and manage potential problems, including those resulting from:

  • Frost or Freezing conditions
  • Extreme Heat
  • High Winds
  • Heavy Rain

Vantage Connect combines the functionality of a weather station console with an integrated data logger and cellular modem in a self-contained, weather-resistant shelter. Along with mounting hardware, Vantage Connect includes WeatherLink software and a WeatherLink network account.

Using Davis' Optional AC Power Kit, Vantage Connect can tap into an existing electrical outlet. This allows for installation indoors, in areas of low or no light and in locations with temperatures below -4°F (-20°C) for extended periods.

A basic remote weather station, including Vantage Connect and a wireless Vantage Vue Integrated Sensor Suite starts at $945. Current weather stations owners can purchase Vantage Connect for $695. Annual service plans for Vantage Connect start at $119; activation fee is required.

About Davis Instruments
Davis Instruments is located in Hayward, California, where its research and design, production, technical support, and customer support departments reside. Davis offers full lines of weather, automotive and marine products. Davis is an ISO 9001 certified company. For more information, call (800) 678-3669 or (510) 732-9229. To learn more about Davis Instruments, visit davisnet.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Susan Kohl
    (916) 222-5883
    Doug Kohl
    (209) 770-0919
    skohl@mlode.com

    Davis Instruments Corp.
    3465 Diablo Ave.
    Hayward, CA 94545