WeatherHawk - A Home Toy that "Works"

Logan, UT - 11/25/2003 - WeatherHawk announces the availability of a Crestron Home Automation driver for its WeatherHawk family of personal weather stations.

A personal weather station at home is a fun technology product that also "works" for the home owner. Weather sensors on a home support maximum control of security, comfort and conveniences, as they provide weather information the homeowner can "use". The availability of a Crestron driver makes integration of a WeatherHawk even easier.

A WeatherHawk will sense wind speed and direction, outdoor air temperature, humidity, solar radiation (sunshine), barometric pressure, and rainfall. This real -time weather data can directly feed both a home computer, for personal weather information; and a home automation system to support high level home management systems.

WeatherHawk can control (or report) instantaneous changes in:
• Wind speed and direction for control of windows and storm shutters that protect against dust and wind carried debris,
• Outdoor temperature and relative humidity measurements are used to optimize ventilation system fresh air intakes, for comfort control, air quality and dust control,
• Solar radiation sensors enable management of window coverings and drapes for energy conservation and UV management,
• Barometric pressure allows a homeowner to forecast weather changes that relate to recreational choices, and
• Rainfall measurement enables better management of home irrigation systems.

Students in a household can also study the weather in their own micro -climate with real data. Weather enthusiasts can use their weather information for study and prediction of local weather trends, or just use it to plan their golf, sailing or fishing schedule. Monitoring a personal micro -climate enables a person to really understand and use the weather.

When a WeatherHawk is Internet enabled, it will post weather information on a home website. It can even integrate with a WebCam to provide an internet accessed home security feature when the homeowner is away. With a WeatherHawk enabled Crestron system, a home owner can see their weather, view their home, and know that if conditions deteriorate, the input from the weather station will automatically activate environmental protection systems.

Weather conditions are always changing, and even local TV and radio weather broadcasts are often not accurate because they get their information from regional and national government agencies. The terrain and resulting microclimate surrounding a home may be far different from where government agencies collect weather data reported for a region. That is why "smart home" owners need a weather station for home control and personal information. You "know" what's happening where you live when you install a WeatherHawk™ on your home or property.

WeatherHawk is a Trademark of Campbell Scientific, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

For additional information contact:
815 West 1800 North
Logan, UT 84321
Tel: (435) 750 -1802
TOLL FREE USA: 866 -670 -5982
FAX: 435 -750 -1749

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