AKCP Monitors French National Weather Service

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AKCP, the world’s oldest and largest supplier of networked wired and wireless sensor solutions, were selected to monitor the infrastructure for Meteo France, the French National Weather Service.

Meteo France Remote Radar Station

Meteo France remote radar station

Meteo France has a network of 40 radar stations covering the country and several overseas territories. A monitoring solution was required for each of these remote meteorological radar stations. The system should be capable of monitoring temperature, humidity, and power status. In addition, a method of controlling the backup diesel generators, and taking in alarms from other systems was required.

The AKCP network-enabled, remote monitoring solution was selected. Deploying sensorProbe8-X20 (SP8-X20) base units at each of the 40 radar sites. Dual temperature and humidity sensors were used for environmental monitoring. AC Voltage sensors detect the presence or absence of AC Voltage. A DC sensor-controlled relay was connected to the diesel generator for remote start/stop. The SP8-X20 has 20x dry contact inputs which were utilized to monitor the fire alarm, intrusion alarms, and the position of the circuit breakers.

AC Voltage Sensors

AKCP AC Voltage Sensors

The data collected at each site is communicated over the wide-area network (WAN) through SNMP Traps to a server hosted by Meteo France. This allows the infrastructure team to monitor and react to on-site conditions. They are also starting a trial of AKCPro Server centralized monitoring software. This gives supervision of all sites from a single user interface with customizable desktops, reports, and alarms.

AKCP wired and Wireless Tunnel monitoring system is available now. Contact [email protected] for more details.

AKCP established in the USA in 1981, has 30+ years experience in professional sensor solutions. AKCP created the market for networked temperature, environmental and power monitoring in the data center. Today with over 150 employees and 200,000 installations, AKCP is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of networked wired and wireless sensor solutions.





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