The Vantage Pro2 series of weather stations from Davis Instruments are high quality monitoring stations popular with education and research users. They're also fantastic stations for monitoring in agriculture and industry or for serious home weather buffs.
The Wireless Weather Envoy is a weather station console without the screen or buttons. It can receive data from the wireless Vantage Pro2 weather stations (ECS-001, ECS-002), wireless integrated sensor suites (ECS-006, ECS-007) or other sensors in the wireless Vantage Pro2 range. It's fully-compatible with the WeatherLink modules.
These are the official Australian version - unlike the some other distributors of Davis gear, weather station gear purchased through us have their radios set to frequencies that are legal in Australia, and come with an Australian plugpack with the slightly odd connector to suit the Envoy.
The Weather Envoy is typically used where the console display is not needed (remote monitoring stations, or where monitoring is done through a WeatherLink connected to a computer or our Modbus gateway). It is functionally the same as the Vantage Pro2 console except that it automatically reconnects to the integrated sensor suite if power is lost.
The Envoy can be used in a system that already has one or more display consoles. This is useful for situations where the weather station is to be used for logging or connection to our Modbus gateway but you want to also display the station data somewhere else.
The Envoy may be powered using the included AC-power adapter (suits Australian sockets) or with three C batteries (not included). The wireless range is up to 300 m (1000') outdoors, line of sight. Typical range through walls under most conditions is 60 to 120 m (200' to 400') Add wireless repeaters for distances up to 2.7 km (1.7 miles).
A weather station can be connected to a PC using the optional WeatherLink serial cable plugged in to the Envoy. With the WeatherLink serial cable and our gateway module, the station can be connected to a Modbus RTU network and polled by a PLC, SCADA system or computer.