Reliable Communication with the Meteo-40

Ammonit implements NetworkManager tools improved by Lanedo to ensure stable communication in remote areas.

Berlin, 11 October 2011. In order to ensure reliable communication with its data loggers the leading wind measurement expert Ammonit has implemented Network Manager tools developed by Lanedo. As data loggers are mainly operated in remote areas around the globe and store valuable measurement data, stable communication via modem is essential.

After unsatisfactory results with off-the-shelf hardware, Ammonit has been collaborating with Lanedo, a company that is specialized in developing software for open source communities. Ammonit’s latest development, Meteo-40 data logger, uses a Linux-embedded subsystem with Network Manager for communication. Lanedo has enhanced the support of Network Manager for RS232 modems and developed plugins for 2G / 3G broadband modems as well as a plugin for Iridium satellite modems. Using these technologies Ammonit ensures reliable communication between the data logger and its host PC via several modems.

Network Manager is a software tool used to simplify computer network configuration on Linux-based systems maintained by Red Hat.

For further details about Ammonit and Meteo-40 see: www.ammonit.com.

About Ammonit Measurement GmbH

Ammonit offers high quality measurement equipment for wind site assessment, wind farm monitoring and climate research. As a wind energy pioneer, Ammonit has been playing a leading role in the global wind measurement sector since 1989. Ammonit’s user-friendly, reliable data loggers, first class sensors and data communication systems are applied by wind consultants, wind farm operators and research institutes in over 100 countries. With more than 20 years of expertise in the international wind industry, Ammonit offers bespoke measurement systems as well as standard ready to use measurement systems, suitable even for extreme weather conditions and remote areas. Customers benefit from a growing global partner network. Ammonit provides full service packages for a successful measurement campaign, from offer through to construction of the mast & measuring system and operation and maintenance.

About Lanedo GmbH

Lanedo provides professional Open Source software development consultancy globally, helping businesses to get innovative, Open Source based, products to market. Lanedo is one of the few highly specialized companies that can guarantee optimum interaction with Open Source communities by providing businesses with experienced developers from Open Source communities such as LibreOffice, NetworkManager and GTK+. Read more about Lanedo at www.lanedo.com.

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