Oregon Scientific Launches Build-Your-Own Weather Station Lab
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and worldwide marketer of personal electronics, today announced the launch of the Weather Station Lab, an interactive online tool that offers a simple, cost-effective and customizable way for consumers to keep a constant finger on the pulse of upcoming weather changes. From measuring rainfall for gardeners and wind speed and direction for golfers to optimizing home energy efficiency for saving money, the Weather Station Lab has something for everyone. Oregon Scientific will unveil the Weather Station Lab at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, Booth S117, South Hall 2, Ground Level.
The Oregon Scientific Weather Station Lab is an easy-to-use tool with a step-by-step process to building a custom weather station. Users decide whether they want to build a basic or advanced model and begin by selecting a base console and are walked through a variety of indoor / outdoor scenarios paired with a wide range of optional station sensors and accessories, including:
- Atomic Clock – Through a built-in radio receiver, the weather station is permanently tuned to the frequency of the U.S. Atomic Clock signal in Fort Collins, Colorado, which is set by the National Institute of Standards & Technology. After initial synchronization, a quartz timing instrument keeps the correct time between Atomic Clock updates that occur throughout the day.
- Indoor/Outdoor Temperature & Ice Alerts - Monitor additional rooms of the home, office, or yard with wireless temperature and humidity sensors for optimal heating and cooling efficiency and energy savings. The standard sensor can be used for monitoring an office’s computer server room remotely, whereas a floating temperature sensor can be used at home for a pool or hot tub. Users can also customize their weather station to alert them to icy conditions outside.
- Daily & Total Rainfall History Via Wireless Collector - Track daily and cumulative rainfall by adding a gauge to the weather station with a remote sensor in the garden. The gauge includes excessive rainfall alarm options, enabling gardeners to maintain their green thumb in the comfort of their home.
- Eco Options – Keep maintenance costs to a minimum and use fewer batteries by selecting a solar powered +ECO cell for the weather station, ultimately minimizing environmental impact.
- Weather & Barometric Pressure Forecast – Predict weather-related activities and air pressure, which is crucial to predicting basic weather conditions, within a 20-30 mile radius for up to 24 hours ahead with a barometric pressure-based forecast sensor.
- Wind Speed & Direction – Separate wind speed and direction sensors can be added to a weather station for measuring wind chill, predicting lake effect snow or drift conditions, and anticipating conditions for outdoor sports and activities like barbeques, sporting events, golf, running, cycling, and fishing.
- UV Exposure Sensor – There are several major health problems that link overexposure to UV radiation – skin cancer, premature aging, cataracts, and immune suppression. A UV sensor can be added to a weather station for personal use – or even to protect plants from too much sun.
Customizable weather stations available through the Oregon Scientific Weather Station Lab range in price from $39.99 for basic models through $599.99 for the above-and-beyond features weather enthusiasts crave. The build-your-own weather station learning experience can be accessed via the Lab at www2.oregonscientific.com/weather-station-lab/.
For more information about Oregon Scientific’s product offerings, visit www2.oregonscientific.com.
About Oregon Scientific
Founded in 1989, Oregon Scientific is headquartered in Tualatin; a quaint suburb of beautiful Portland, Oregon. Oregon Scientific offers six families of products, ranging from Youth & Learning to Sports & Fitness. Built from its hallmark of timing and weather devices, Oregon Scientific is expanding to meet the diverse needs of its customers to enhance the way we live, work and play. Consider Oregon Scientific’s products to be Innovating the Everyday.
Oregon Scientific is a division of one of the world’s premier electronics manufacturers, Integrated Display Technology, Ltd. (IDT), based in Hong Kong. IDT was founded in 1977 and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as IDT Technology and on the Singapore Exchange as I-Com.
SOURCE Oregon Scientific