Description of parts included in the TCS-AWS stations
Pole not included
Features common to all models:
Monitoring weather conditions or environmental parameters is paramount for agriculture, sailing,
flying and more. How to know weather data from a distant location, without being near the station?
How to monitor changes in micro climate conditions to spray crops effectively?
How to know if it is worth driving one hour just to realize that wind conditions are not good for
surfing or Flying?
The answer is a DPS-Promatic TCS-AWS GSM autonomous weather station.
This station can be used immediately alone, listening to data with a phone call or receiving
an SMS with weather information, but it can also be used to build a network of stations to monitor
areas of interest with data gathered on a central database and ported to the intenet. It is a low cost
highly effective solution. See more details of how we have setup a weather database with real time data and graphics
display on line.
We will provide start providing the basic specifications but If you want to know the real power of this product
please read down the bottom.
Anybody can install and use a TCS-AWS GSM autonomous weather station. We supply all the parts except the
pole. You simply need to install a GSM SIM into the TCS board, mount the parts on a pole using the provided
parts and the TCS weather station is ready to work.
Though it has a greater potential, to use its basic functions you simply need to send an
SMS message to receive weather data or place a call and listen to a voice reading the same data
in real time.
If you want to try one of our weather stations (the one in the picture), you can:
More detailed technical specifications and functions
TCS-AWS CPU acquires data every second and performs calculations on them according to the
selectable sampling interval that can be from 2 to 60 minutes, in steps of 2.
In the previous versions this value was fixed at 10, so it was possible only to know data of the last 10 minutes.
We learned that this doesn't suite everybody so we have made it programmable. You can have the weather data of
the last 10 or 20 or 60 minutes (any even value from 2 to 60).
This are the data measured and computed by TCS-AWS over the chosen sampling interval (from 2 to 60 minutes):
(1)If data are averaged, calculation is done for the sampling interval (i.e. 10,20 minutes etc.).
(2)Daily data are computed starting from midnight.
(3)Last 24 hours means 24 hours with 2 minutes aproximation.
FLASH MEMORY LOG Option:
with this option, data are stored at programmed intervals (from 2 to 60 minutes)
into a flash eprom that can hold about 3 weeks of data, if sampling interval is 10 minutes.
Data are stored in ASCII format exactly as in the SMS LOG option and can be downloaded with a data call, using any communications software
like hyperterminal or using our TCS COMMANDER.
Please check variable specifications for more details.
Here is an example of a log downloaded and saved as an excel file.
GPRS log Option
The same packet of data that is sent by SMS can be alternatively sent as a UDP packet in GPRS
mode. This is very convenient because it costs up to 50 times less. The only problem is that you must be capable of
building your own application that receives an UDP packet and you must have a fixed IP address to which the TCS-AWS will send the
weather data UDP packet in GPRS. WARNING: if you don't know what UDP or GPRS exactly is in technical terms (not salesman)
refrain from buying this option.
If we don't receive any specific request we supply the standard units, that are:
Upon request when ordering:
Speed can be measured in km/h, m/s, Miles/hr, Knots
Degrees can be Centigrade or Fahreneit
Rainfall can be in mm or in tenth of a inch.
Here are some examples of Spoken messages that you hear when you call the TCS-AWS Autonomous weather station:
For a complete list of how the messages are built, and how we could make the station in your language
please check the AWS speech page
Here are some pictures of stations that we have installed:
Hardware and software specifications
TCS-AWS (Telecom Control Systems for Autonomous Weather Station) control electronics has the
following powerful features:
Available versions :