CSE Servelec have supplied the Met Office with a highly successful Meterological Monitoring System (MMS), which gathers and processes a huge amount of meteorological data from approximately 300 geographically dispersed sites.
This system has the capacity, performance and resilience required to meet the imminent and long term needs of the Met Office. With this in mid, Comtrol were chosen to provide CSE Servelec and the Met Office with the communications equipment to meet these demanding requirements.
The Met Office has a network of automatic and semi-automatic meteorological measuring and observing sites at more than 280 locations in the United Kingdom. These basic measurements are fundamenntal to all the Met Office’s forecasts as well as their related consultancy services and provideing evidence for climate change.
Most of the meteorological sensors output serial data and to bring this back to the Met Office’s Exeter headquarters via the WAN, CSE Servelec relied on the DeviceMaster RTS-16 and DeviceMaster RTS-32 port units at the remote sites.
These connected to the SCADA serers and transferred the data seamlessly to the MMS.
With the new system in place, the Met Office can carry out data processing and analysis centrally in a flexible and manageable way.
CSE Servelec use DeviceMaster products with many of their other customers, including Water Utility companies, and the Environmental Agency.