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Vaisala Thunderstorm Total Lightning Database TLD100 and TLD200

Thunderstorm Total Lightning Database TLD100 and TLD200 - Lightning data management processor module
    The Total Lightning Database TLD100 and TLD200 is the lightning data management processor module that receives and stores real-time lightning data from the Vaisala Thunderstorm central processor.

    Vaisala Thunderstorm Information System operators use the TLD100 and TLD200 to archive their lightning data into a relational database. Users have easy and secured access to the archived data for use in their lightning display software and lightning analysis software. The TLD100 and TLD200 also provide secured access to real-time lightning data.

    Multiple users can simultaneously access lightning information for use in their Vaisala FALLS® Fault Analysis and Lightning Location System, or custom lightning application software.
    Technical Specifications


    The TLD100 and TLD200 resides on a single or multiprocessor server. It includes the Vaisala lightning database software license.  The TLD100 and TLD200 utilizes a powerful, open source, object-relational database system by PostgreSQL.  PostgreSQL has proven architecture that has earned a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity and correctness.

    System Compatibility

    Asynchronous RS-232​
    ​Interfaces ​TCP/IP (recommended)

    TLD100 and TLD200 supports:
    • Archive lightning location data to Vaisala FALLS (TLD200 only)
    • ODBC-compliant applications and other Vaisala FALLS server software (may require additional hardware)

    Hardware Minimum Specifications

    TLD100 and TLD200 module includes a reliable server with the following
    minimum specifications*:
    • One or more x86_64 compatible CPUs, 2 GHz or faster
    • 4 internal hard drives, each 500GB or larger. Server should accept more than 4 HDs for future growth
    • 16B of RAM (TLD100) or 32GB of RAM (TLD200)
    • Server should support future RAM growth to 96GB
    • Hardware RAID controller that supports RAID 5
    • USB ports
    • 2 NIC Ethernet ports (100/1000Mbps)
    • DVD+RW burner
    • VGA Monitor supporting 1280x1024 resolution
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 Server Software license (64 bit ed.)
    • RHEL5** compatible modem
    *Please note: Computer hardware is subject to change. In case of evolution of an item, an equivalent or better item will be provided.
    ** RHEL5 release at 5.5 or greater

    Environmental specifications***

    *** The environmental specifications are equal to the HW specifications by default. The following specifications are subject to change without notice based on hardware availability.

    • Operating Temperature +10 ºC to +35 ºC (50 ºF to 95 ºF)
    • Storage Temperature -40 ºC to +65 ºC (-40 ºF to 149 ºF)
    • Operating Relative Humidity 20 % to 80 % non-condensing (non-condensing twmax= +29 ºC)
    • Storage Relative Humidity 5 % to 95 % non-condensing (twmax= +38 ºC)
    • Operating Altitude -16 to 3,048 m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
    • Storage Altitude -16 m to 10,600 m (-50 ft to 35,000 ft

    Data Access/output

    • Scalable number of simultaneous users
    • Supports simultaneous real-time and archived data access
    • Access to archived data based on date/time, latitude/longitude, and range/azimuth queries
    • Base configuration supports on-line storage for one billion strokes or flashes
    • Simultaneous flash or total lightning and stroke data access support

    Power Requirements

    100 to 240 VAC; 47to 63 Hz; 0.4 kVA

    Support Services

    Training and after-sales support services are available for
    maintaining optimal network and processor performance.
    Contact your Vaisala Sales Representative for service agreement information.