This article describes the hardware and software necessary to get weather information from Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station which is relatively low cost and professional one designed for home use. Therefore, if you want to install Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station by yourself, this article will be much helpful for your installation.
In order to get formal service from this weather station, user has to equip 4 devices mainly such as Davis Vantage Pro 2 Weather station, the main console, PC server and a bridge module.
Davis Vantage Pro 2 should be placed at the outside where user wants to check the weather condition and send to the main console.
The main console has the function to get a weather data from Davis Vantage Pro 2 and then display it through LCD panel. It can also control Davis Vantage Pro 2.
A bridge module has the serial to Ethernet converter inside. Serial port is connected to the main console and Ethernet port is connecting to the Ethernet to communicate with PC server. PC server should display weather information on the web. It can also control Davis Vantage Pro 2 directly like the main console.
In original system configuration, PC server and the main console is connected to each other by serial interface. However, in this article, author implemented a bridge module which has Serial to Ethernet converter inside, named, WIZ110SR from WIZnet. A brige module allows PC server and the main console to communicate each other by Ethernet. So, there is no limit of distance.
In addition, there are several programs necessary such as Remserial, VPROWEATHER and VPROREPLACE.
In this article, author implemented the bridge module using WIZ110SR from WIZnet to overcome the distance limit between PC server and the main console which is one of devices in Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station. This article is a good reference to show how to install a bridge module successfully in Davis Vantage Pro 2. Therefore, it can be much helpful for users who are using Davis weather station solution as well as other manufacturers who need a bridge module.
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Tags : 201501, Davis Vantage Pro 2, Weather Station, Serial to Ethernet, WIZ110SR, WIZnet