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By: CWS3175, 9:29 PM GMT on March 19, 2013
The new Pulsar™ Weather Station from Columbia Weather Systems is a critical component in the latest Mobile Weather Lab by Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), an industry leader in advanced digital microwave video systems. IMT will be showcasing their latest broadcast vehicle technology at the NABShow National Association of Broadcasters event in April.
The Mobile Weather Lab vehicle is a functional live broadcasting truck complete with video cameras, large monitor, wireless broadband Internet and digital microwave connectivity. The weather station system includes a Weather Display console from Columbia Weather.
The weather lab uses the Pulsar 600 Weather Station with Doppler radar precipitation, temperature, humidity, pressure, and ultrasonic wind measurements. The new Pulsar line of weather stations offers the ease of all-in-one sensor module with various meteorological parameters to choose from. All configurations include an electronic compass for automatic orientation of wind direction.
IMT-built mobile weather labs are being used at CBS affiliates in San Francisco and Philadelphia. “This vehicle is top-notch from top to bottom,” notes KPIX chief meteorologist Paul Deanno. “This white stick (the Pulsar sensor module) is the best technology when it comes to data collection for weather.”
The article linked below includes a video of the Mobile Weather Lab in use:
Pulsar Weather Station integrated in the Mobile Weather Lab at the IMT shop. Photo courtesy of IMT.