- Published: 12 May 2015 12 May 2015
Vaisala has launched the Nomad 3 Data Logger for the wind industry. The Nomad 3 Data Logger benefits from Vaisala's track record for reliability in harsh conditions and decades of in-house wind industry experience.
The Nomad 3 offers technological sophistication, such as a Linux operating system, and a smaller, lighter design while remaining flexible and straightforward to use. It is compatible with all market-leading wind sensors, affording developers far greater control over equipment choices and allowing them to contain excess costs with simple installation, low energy usage, and remote configuration features. The Nomad 3 is also ideally suited for hard to reach regions of emerging markets like South America, Asia, and Africa, since it can be conveniently carried in a backpack to sites without road access. This device is supported by telemetry and data storage features that enhance the owner's capacity for remote data management. Nomad 3 benefits from wireless connectivity and Vaisala's SkyServe wind data management service, a secure web portal that offers a range of fleet management tools. Online operating systems also make it accessible to any web-enabled device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. All data from the logger is compressed, reducing file sizes to considerably decrease the cost associated with sending information over cellular networks. Data encryption also ensures maximum security and peace of mind to the developer. A number of partners and government laboratories have already started using the Nomad 3 as beta clients at locations around the world. These include: NIWE (India's National Institute of Wind Energy formerly known as C-WET), Saiwind, and WISE Information Sentinel.