The MK III is a wireless, solar powered weather station based on the popular WS-2000 but with many new features
and options. It has a sleek, hi-tech solar powered rooftop sensor unit design and is compatible with Rainwise's new Multi Display.
The design also features as an option a wired or wireless rain gauge. A logging computer interface is also available
complete with software.
The MK III is easy to install and use, and it can be configured to meet your specific needs.
The rooftop sensor assembly is wireless and solar powered, allowing it to
operate for many years without needing service. With a range of up to 400 feet, the sensor
assembly broadcasts weather data to one or more receivers, such as the Oracle Display,
Multi Display, and the MK III Computer Interface. This means that you can have as many displays and computer interfaces
in a building as you like using just one sensor assembly. This is ideal for hotels, condominiums, office buildings, and schools.
We offer the MKIII Weather Station in several standard packages:
You can add other components to these packages if you would like to have multiple displays or interfaces. Please feel free to call or email us for a price quote on any specialized configuration you might require.
- Basic MKIII System: Sensor assembly only
- Oracle MKIII System: Includes Oracle display, receiver, and sensor assembly
- Multi Display MKIII System: Includes Multi display, receiver, and sensor assembly
- Computer Interface MKIII System: Includes Computer Interface, Windows software, receiver, and sensor assembly
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|MKIII Sensor Assembly: This sleek new design is only 5 inches in diameter by 25 inches high
The complete assembly weighs less than 7 pounds. It is the most accurate, reliable, easy to install weather station available.
The unit is shipped with two complete assembled sections that "plug" together. Connecting these sections turns the system on.
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The solar-charged battery supply is guaranteed to provide continuous operation below 60 degrees latitude. The MK III will
also operate for at least 60 days without sun. Also, since there is no connection between the sensors and the power line,
damage from thunderstorms is virtually eliminated, and the sensors are immune to power line voltage surges.
The initial sensor calibration for wind, temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure are traceable
to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The passive solar shield for the temperature and humidity sensors
follows the ones design of the National Weather Service.
All materials used in the sensor assembly and weather instruments
are chosen for durability and resistance to weathering and corrosion. All of our weather station hardware is stainless steel.
The station is fabricated from structural PVC and is ultra-violet inhibited. The optional tripod is galvanized steel and
comes with a sealant package and lag bolts for roof mounting.
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|Oracle Display: Wind speed and direction are displayed in the compass rose at the left of the display,
and all other sensor data is shown in the upper right. In addition to the real-time data, the Oracle records minimum and
maximum values, with time of occurrence, for wind speed, temperature, relative humidity, dew point, and barometer.
Two independent counters record rainfall. Each rainfall counter shows the time and date of the last counter reset.
Unlike typical LCD displays, the bright LED Weather Oracle display can be viewed from across a room, under any
lighting conditions. AutoSelect mode cycles through all sensor values on the main display. This allows all weather conditions
to be observed without pressing any buttons. Or, if desired, select a single item for continuous display.
The simple setup mode allows English or Metric units to be selected for each sensor. The barometric pressure may
be adjusted for the station elevation with a digital offset, and there is a digital temperature trim. A diagnostic mode shows
the weather station version numbers, the sensor assembly battery voltage (with 24 hour high and low values), and a received signal indicator.
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|Multi Display: An improved and extended version of the Oracle Display, the Multi Display gives
every measured or calculated parameter its own display, including a wind direction indicator. Some windows have options on
what is displayed, for example the temperature window will display either outside temperature, inside temperature,
wind chill or dew point.
The Multi Display is available in a variety of wood and metal frames (click on the image to the left for examples). Note: Wide Cherry and Mahogany frames are slightly more expensive.
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|Computer Interface: The MKIII computer interface is a device that will record and store weather
data received from the sensor assemblies. It has 32K of non-volatile memory, which allows the device to log data
independently of a computer for 3 months. You can use the computer interface to collect, analyse and build a database of
your local weather patterns.
Two software packages, WeatherView32 and Virtual Weather Station are included with the computer interface.
Use them to automatically upload any logged data from the computer interface into a weather database on your PC's hard drive.
In addition to the real-time display, the software provides a wide variety of tables and graphs for viewing your weather database.
Another useful feature of the software is a calendar display which provides the temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and barometric pressure extremes
for any month in a compact form.
||Wireless Rain Gauge: This wireless rain gauge mounts in your yard and transmits at 315 MHz to a receiver in the MK III. This gauge is supported on
a sturdy PVC pipe that mounts in a hole in the ground. It is powered by two AA batteries which provide at least a year of
operation. The maximum range is 400 feet. The advantage of this gauge is the yard mounting which permits easy access for
periodic cleaning. This is particularly useful when the area is surrounded by a lot of trees.
||Wired Rain Gauge: This rain gauge mounts on a bracket which fastens to the optional Rainwise tripod. This gauge is supplied with a cable
that connects to the MK III mounted on the tripod. This cable may be supplied in longer lengths should you not want to
mount the gauge on the tripod. It is only neccessary to have a flat level place to mount the rain gauge.
|Weather Sign: The new Weather Sign displays
your personal message along with current weather information from your MKIII sensor assembly.
The large (30" L x 4.5" H x 2.2" D) display has 3-color LCDs and is visible from a distance. It comes with a wireless
receiver and is completely configurable via the included infrared remote control.
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