Vaisala redefines weather intelligence with first-of-its-kind plug-and-play weather solution to support business operations and meteorology

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January 11, 2021

Vaisala redefines weather intelligence with first-of-its-kind plug-and-play weather solution to support business operations and meteorology

Vaisala Beacon leverages a groundbreaking weather and environmental intelligence platform providing high-quality measurements, efficiency, connectivity and usability at every turn.

Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurement, today announced the launch of Vaisala Beacon, the only complete and easy-to-use compact weather station solution that provides reliable measurements, data collection, connectivity and data visualization in one package. For the first time, businesses have the opportunity to implement the premier weather intelligence Vaisala is known for, to ensure efficient and safe operations. For meteorologists, the offering amplifies the use of existing reference-grade observation networks.

“Trusted by meteorological and hydrological institutes around the world, Beacon solution leverages more than 80 years of weather observation innovation and reference-grade measurement technologies to provide best-in-class quality and performance in an easy and affordable way,” said Samuli Hänninen, VP, Products and Technologies, Weather and Environment, Vaisala. “Beacon benefits both businesses that monitor the weather to optimize operations as well as meteorological institutes looking to complement their observation networks. And this is just the beginning.”

Employing Vaisala’s unparalleled weather intelligence technologies, Vaisala Beacon Station packages state-of-the-art sensors into a compact, cost-efficient, all-in-one weather station for measuring and transmitting key atmospheric parameters, including air pressure, temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, and wind direction.

Vaisala Beacon benefits include:

  • Plug-and-play installation and quick, easy management — Offering plug-and-play installation and durable hardware for a simple, low-maintenance platform, setup of a Beacon Station is quick and easy. Plus, remote monitoring, support, and diagnostics minimize downtime.
  • Reliable measurements utilizing proven sensor technology —Vaisala’s best-in-class compact sensors leverage the same technologies currently used in premier reference-grade weather platforms to provide comprehensive, high-quality data necessary — even in the harshest conditions — to keep people safe and secure.  
  • Trustworthy data anywhere, instantly — Thanks to the connectivity built into the Beacon Station the users can receive weather data through the Wx Beacon application on their mobile phone, tablet, or PC in minutes after installing the hardware.
  • Unprecedented data security — Delivering a secure gateway to the outside world, Beacon Station provides data protection​ without compromising data integrity.

“Today’s weather observation networks demand technology that provides integration and data security as well as the reliable information that Vaisala is known for,” said Johanna Lentonen, Director, Weather Instruments, Weather and Environment, Vaisala. “Beginning with Beacon — the first solution leveraging our innovative weather and environmental intelligence platform — our entire suite of revolutionary weather measurement products will deliver the data accuracy, security, and customization our customers deserve, empowering them with a complete end-to-end solution for long-term, reliable weather measurement.”

You can find more information about Vaisala Beacon Station or the company’s other meteorological solutions online.

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About Vaisala
Vaisala is a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements. Building on over 80 years of experience, Vaisala provides observations for a better world, with space-proof technology even exploring Mars and beyond. We are a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,900 professionals worldwide and is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.