FTS to launch automated observation system at Meteorological Technology World Expo

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At this year’s Meteorological Technology World Expo, FTS will launch its new Remote Automated Observation System (RAOS), a camera-based solution that delivers a new dimension of environmental monitoring. Besides being able to keep watch over an area, the RAOS features several key benefits including the ability to: customize the solution by adding up to four cameras including infrared and panoramic options; view key weather data and site information directly on user images; use a time-lapse feature to monitor environmental changes over time; and request images/video on-demand, per weather event, or on a schedule. The RAOS also harnesses the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) through FTS360 web-based software. FTS360 allows the RAOS to communicate with other sensors, enabling active responses from passive devices. For example, a radar stage sensor could detect a sudden increase in water level, triggering the RAOS to take and send a photo to the user. This instant notification reduces response times while providing complete situational awareness through data and images. Last year at Meteorological Technology World Expo in Madrid, Spain, FTS debuted the LT1-CELL to much interest, and this year the company is also launching the LT1 GOES/EUMETSAT, a compact solution for monitoring single or stacked sensors through a geostationary operational environmental satellite (GOES) or EUMETSAT connection. The FTS360 platform will also be on display, demonstrating how simple yet powerful a network of connected devices can be. Alongside its observation systems, FTS will also showcase its growing portfolio of Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions for the hydromet market.

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