There are a growing number of environmental monitoring stations using wide area data radios to fulfill regulatory and social responsibility reporting requirements.
Systems utilising RF Innovations data radio units include dust, emission and moisture monitors, weather stations and environmental warning systems. The radios are used to capture emission levels recorded over a wide area for reporting and compliance or to forecast local weather conditions.
The data radios networks used in wide area monitoring also provides a channel from the monitoring station to a SCADA warning system such as flood warning and seismic warning.
Also, given the remote locations for the wide area monitoring systems it is impractical to visit sites regularly for maintenance and troubleshooting. Easy to use remote diagnostics and configuration utilising the data radio channel makes administering and maintaining the environmental monitoring system easier.