Official WOTW wind sensor: Sensor Model XX1 $199

Available sometime in 2011? through WindOnTheWater.com will be an affordable and reliable wind sensor (anemometer). The approximate cost will be USD $199. You supply a dry (indoor) place for the base unit with a power outlet and ethernet connection to the internet. This will allow you to mount a wind sensor 32 feet away from your power outlet and ethernet connection, such as a on a roof, pole, or dock with good wind exposure. This will be a stand alone unit, with no extra PC or any software configuration needed. Just plug in power/ethernet and wind data (lull, avg, gust, direction) instantly starts reporting to WOTW. The sensor will work from anywhere in the world that has an ethernet connection to the internet.

If you are interested in purchasing a sensor once they become available, please leave XX1 Interest feedback.

Sensor Model XX1 Mock Up:

mock up picture..

Sensor Model XX1 Connectivity and Features:

This sensor will report data to WindOnTheWater.com, allowing you access to the real time wind data in many formats:
1) web
2) cell phone browser
3) voice phone call
4) email
5) SMS
6) All history of captured wind data will be available as graphs
6) The wind speed and direction will show up on the map at WindOnTheWater.com

Sensor Model XX1 sample wind graph (with live data):

loading wind chart..

Sensor Model XX1 packing list:

Base unit, power cable, ethernet cable, anemometer, 32 feet of sensor cable, wind sensor mounting hardware.

Sensor Model XX1 Specs:

Networking: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, 1 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
Power Requirements: AC 110/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ), Low power, about 10W
Operating Temperature: 41ºF - 104ºF
Operating Humidity: 10% to 80%, Non-Condensing
Compliant Standards: CE, VCCI, EN55024, UPnP, ICES-003 Class B, FCC Part 15 B, EMC
Dimensions: (H X W X D) Base Unit: 5.2" x 0.82" x 3.6", 0.5 lbs
Anemometer: 0-120MPH, reports lull, avg, gust, and wind direction

Reliability:

Will recover from power loss automatically
Will recover from network loss automatically (stores data while network is down..?)
Reports data every 5 minutes 24/7
Other details TBD

Possible Additions:

1) 100 feet extension cable for the wind sensor
2) WiFi access to give range up to 1750 ft from a wifi network
2) Dial up modem instead of ethernet

If you are interested in purchasing a sensor once they become available, please leave XX1 Interest feedback.