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Utilities: Interfacing to CWS weather stations with DNP3 protocol

Industrial Weather Station

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Columbia Weather Systems’ Weather MicroServer offers DNP3 ethernet communication to interface CWS weather stations with process automation systems used primarily in utilities such as electric and water companies.

Distributed Network Protocol was developed for communications between various types of data acquisition and control equipment. It plays a crucial role in SCADA systems where it is used by SCADA Master Stations (aka Control Centers), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). 1

For network setup, please refer to the System Diagram below. The Weather MicroServer offers additional features including additional sensors and monitoring options such as the Weather Display. For additional information go to: Weather MicroServer

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DNP3 Weather Station Diagram

System Diagram for DNP3 Ethernet Interface (shown with Orion sensor module)

1“DNP3.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc., Date last updated (10 February
2014). Web. Date accessed (27 February 2014).


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