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Vaisala Sigmet Interactive Radar Information System - IRIS

IRIS is a suite of software tools for configuring, calibrating, and operating a complete weather radar system.
Vaisala Weather Radar Software IRIS is a suite of software tools for configuring, calibrating, and operating a complete weather radar system
    IRIS Weather Radar Software

     IRIS Weather Radar Software

     

    Product
    Name

    Description

    IRIS/Analysis                       

    IRIS/Radar   
    or Display

                                   

    BEAM

    Moments in AZ/EL space

    Yes

    Yes

    PPI

    Plan position indicator

    Yes

    Yes

    RHI

    Range height indicator

    Yes

    Yes

    MAX

    Column Max Z WF W/NS Sections

    Yes

     

    WARN

    Centroid detection and alert
    for protected areas

    Yes

    Yes

    XSECT

    Moments in height cross-section*

    Yes

    Yes

    TRACK

    Similar to WARN with centroid track and forecast alert

    Yes

    Yes

    RAW

    Compressed polar data

    Yes

    Yes

    USER

    Arbitrary format such as
    satellite

    Yes

     

    CAPPI

    Moments on horizontal
    surface

    Yes

     

    TOPS

    Height for selectable dBZ contour

    Yes

     

    VIL

    Vertically integrated liquid
    for selected layer

    Yes

     

    RAIN1

    Hourly rainfall accumulation, select height

    Yes

     

    RAINN

    N-Hour rainfall accumulation

    Yes

     

    VVP

    Velocity volume processing
    wind profile includes time-height display.

    Yes

     

    WIND

    Horizontal wind from uniform wind approach

    Yes

     

    RTI

    Range-time (horizontal axis) indicator

    Yes

    Yes

    CATCH

    Total rainfall at a river
    catchment or other user-
    defined area. Alternatively
     as a diagram

    Optional

     

    DWELL

    Time DWELL of product

    Optional

     

    GAGE

    Map analysis of rain gages

    Optional

     

    COMP

    Composite of images from several radars

    Optional

     

    Dual Doppler

    Wind field interpreted from measuremnts of two doppler radars

    Optional

     

    SHEAR

    Radial, azimuth and/or
    elevation shear

    Optional

     

    SLINE

    Gust front detection and
    forecast

    Optional

     

    3D

    3D volume rendering of raw
    data

    Optional

     

    FCAST

    Array of displacement vectors calculated from cross
    correlation

    Yes

    Yes

    IMAGE

    Imported GIF products

    Yes

     

    BASE

    Echo base height for
    selectable dBZ

    Yes

    Yes

    HMAX

    Height of MAX dBZ

    Yes

    Yes

    SRI

    Surface rainfall intensity
    (terrain following) with profile and bright band correction

    Yes

     

    STATUS

    IRIS System. Operational State.

    Yes

     

    * Display any of dBZ, rainfall rate, velocity, width, optional ZDR in user-defined intensity levels

    IRIS Vision Radar Software

     IRIS Vision Radar Software

    Vaisala IRIS Vision is an application that allows weather radar data to be quickly and easily viewed in a web browser. This gives you the opportunity to breathe new life into your data by making it available through a secure, intuitive, and visually attractive user interface that is easily accessible by anyone you want to share it with. Auto-updating data, informative animations, and full control over the level of detail shown make IRIS Vision the effective way to maximize the value of the data you collect.

    Vaisala IRIS Vision is an application that allows weather radar data to be quickly and easily viewed in a web browser. This gives an opportunity to breathe new life into radar data by making it available through a secure, intuitive, and visually attractive user interface that is easily accessible by anyone you want to share it with.

    Server specifications
    Server frame Dell PowerEdge R320
    Processor Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2 2.40GHz, 4Core
    Memory 2 x 8 GB RDIMM
    Hard disk 2 x 1.2 TB, SAS 2.5”, 10K RPM hot-plug
    Operating system CentOS Linux

    Software Packages

     Software Packages

     

    IRIS/
    Radar

    IRIS/
    Analysis

    IRIS/
    Display
    (Free!)

    Radar control and data acquisition

    Yes

    Yes

     

    IRIS Utilities

    Yes

    Demo

    Demo

    Basic product generation

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Full product generation

     

    Yes

     

    IRIS Server functions

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    IRIS client menus

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    X-Window Displays

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Color Printer Support

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Data record/playback

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Network I/O

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Time Series Archive

    Opt

    Opt

     


    Web Browser Display

     


    Opt

    Related Services
    • Warranty 
    • All Vaisala products and services are covered by a 12-month warranty as standard, with selected products covered for up to 24 months. During this period you benefit from free repair or replacement of faulty equipment.
    • Acceptance Testing 
    • Our extensive testing procedures, carried out at our factory and on site, verify that your systems are operating according to specifications. After our acceptance test your equipment is optimized and ready to use.
    • Installation 
    • Vaisala’s installation service ensures that your equipment is set up correctly and optimally. An installation may include everything from hardware set-up to integration of the equipment into your infrastructure, making sure that you enjoy a smooth start up and reduced maintenance costs.
    • Site Survey 
    • A comprehensive site survey from Vaisala is the first step to ensuring successful installation and integration for environmental observation systems. It guarantees the delivery of a reliable and accurate system with optimal positioning and performance.
    • Warranty 
    Free Display License

     Free Display License

    IRIS/Display is our industry-leading software package for the graphical presentation of radar data. It can also serve as a remote control/monitoring seat on an IRIS network, and is capable of generating a basic set of products on its own.

    We are pleased to offer an unlimited number of seats of IRIS/Display to all of our IRIS customers and end-users. Please use the form below to request a free, renewable, 1-year temporary license that will allow you to run IRIS/Display on any computer or workstation.

    You may install IRIS/Display on any LINUX or HPUX computer that you happen to have "lying around". The computer does not have to be dedicated to this task, and does not have to be one of your original IRIS machines.

    If you have an existing radar site running IRIS and would like to install some additional on-site displays for your forecasters to use, you can simply add more IRIS/Display nodes to your existing LAN.

    If you are part of a university or research group that runs IRIS/Radar, you might like to peek at the current weather from time to time. Simply install IRIS/Display on your laptop or office PC, and have desktop access to all the current activity.

    Our philosophy is that it's your data, and you should be free to view it whenever the need arises and from wherever it is most convenient. We are proud of our history of providing open access to IRIS data through our public documentation and published file/data formats. We are happy to continue this tradition by supplying free IRIS/Display licenses so that you can make the most of your investment in IRIS.


     

    To request your free IRIS/display license, please fill out the form here. Note that you must be running IRIS version 7.06 or later for these licenses to work properly.