Amsterdam: CAE has presented its PG4i, the new stand alone rain gauge
PG4i is a stand-alone rain gauge that does not require to be connected to a datalogger; moreover, thanks to the integrated 3G cellular modem, it is able to locally measure and record both cumulated rainfall and rain intensity data and to transfer them to an FTP server.
Thanks to their low consumption rate, the standard high-capacity batteries that power it ensure uninterrupted operation for long periods of time, and at the same time they extremely simplify installation operations.
This rain gauge has a resolution of 0.1 mm and an accuracy of over 3%; these features make it one of the top professional sensors. It also stands out from the other rain gauges on the market as it is equipped with many diagnostic elements, typical of the Zero Breakdown Technology that is applied to all CAEtech rain gauges. Therefore, it is an "all in one" system with a class A-certified sensor, according to the stringent UNI standards; on the other hand, the diagnostics are able to signal any possible malfunctions before the interruption of the measurements occurs.
PG4i comes with an integrated SIM, batteries and various forms of warranty on the proper functioning of the product, as well as remote assistance performed by CAE technicians. For those who wish to view, process and download data, this can be done through the AEGIS web software platform made available by our company.
In addition to being simple, precise, easy to install, configure and maintain, our product also stands out for being extremely customizable. It is in fact possible to choose the mode and frequency of sending data, replace the integrated SIM with another one of any commercial provider or, if desired, configure our product to send data to any FTP server other than the one provided by CAE.
Moreover, although PG4i is born to be a "stand alone" rain gauge and is supplied by batteries, it can also be powered by a rechargeable battery and a solar panel, or by the main electric system. Its configuration can be done via web, without any restriction on the choice of the browser or the operating system of the device used. Otherwise, it is possible to load the configuration locally, by physically connecting to the instrument.
This solution will undergo the latest tests during the winter, so it will be finally put on the market in the spring.
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