Spectrum Technologies releases WatchDog Wireless ET Weather Station

Spectrum Technologies releases WatchDog Wireless ET Weather Station

New product earns 2021 AE50 Award

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Spectrum Technologies has expanded its product offerings with the release of the WatchDog Wireless ET Weather Station. Through the single station, customers receive real-time, site-specific weather data on their smartphone, including temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, wind speed/direction and solar radiation.  
 
With an LTE CAT-M1/NB-IoT cellular radio, the 3000 Series can monitor the widely dispersed turf areas on a golf course and send data to the SpecConnect cloud. After an overnight rainfall, a turf manager can see which areas of the course received different amounts of rainfall with a separate Wireless Rain Temperature/Relative Humidity Station and adjust irrigation run times accordingly. The varied microclimates of a golf course are capably tracked, with localized disease pressure warnings available. 
 
“With this new wireless station, you no longer have to rely on local weather services providing inaccurate rainfall and ET data,” Spectrum Technologies President and CEO Mike Thurow said.  “And you can view current weather conditions for your course on your smartphone. With site-specific rainfall and temperature data through the season, more effective decisions are made, and playing conditions are optimized and consistent.” 
 
Spectrum Technologies also announced the WatchDog 3000 Series Weather Station product line recently received the 2021 AE50 Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). This marks Spectrum’s 25th AE50 award recognizing the top innovative new products produced in agricultural equipment.