The increasing use of weather monitoring stations raises two significant issues linked to the substantial variations between the objects and settings in question: the data sources and data collection in real time.
With regard to data sources, the solutions on the market differ in terms of both formats and protocols, given the lack of strong standards.
The increasing need to gather data in real time raises the same standardisation issues. Media and protocols vary according to the setting, ranging from the traditional ethernet network to the less common ad hoc wireless channels.
To respond to the need for greater flexibility and interoperable devices, CSP developed a simple, versatile, embedded object that solves the problem of communication between data sources and data gathering platforms, using a paradigm that can be applied to all the most common types of weather stations.