Specto Technology Announces Release of the
Auto-Meteo Atomospheric Sensor for AMTS Units
Specto Technology is pleased to announce the release of the Auto-Meteo which is a simple, effective, atmospheric sensor and datalogger that can be easily integrated with Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS).
The Auto-Meteo was designed by Specto to take advantage of the usually empty ethernet port on the same modem used to control an Automated Total Station. The simple design and small size allow the Auto-Meteo to be integrated in to any AMTS installation with little to no modification of the typical install means and methods.
Advantages of the Auto-Meteo
Automated Motorized Total Stations (AMTS) use an optical laser sensor to monitor position. This reading method is particularly susceptible to interference from the refractive index of the air the laser is passing through. If the atmospheric conditions can be measured, the refractive index can be calculated and applied to correct the measurements. To assist with correcting AMTS measurements, the Auto-Meteo can be easily integrated with an AMTS to measure the meteorological parameters (temperature, barometric pressure and relative humidity) needed to perform real-time atmospheric corrections to automated survey data.
Additionally, the Auto-Meteo takes advantage of the usually empty ethernet port on the same modem used to control an Automated Total Station and it can be integrated in to any AMTS installation with little to no modification of the typical install means and methods.
- Measures temperature, barometric pressure, and relative humidity
- Communication over ethernet/TCP IP
- Low power consumption
- 4m sensor cable
- Magnetic sensor mount
- Small size
- Compatible with most M2M modems used with AMTS
- Data may be imported into various AMTS management software, including Navstarʼs GeoExplorer and Leicaʼs GeoMoS
- Easy to install
- Increases accuracy of AMTS measurements through real-time atmospheric corrections