Craigslist scam alert

January 17th, 2014

If you are here because of a job advertisement on Craigslist, please be aware that this is a scam.  Remote Systems Integration,  LLC did not advertise for this position, nor do we have any openings. We are sorry for the inconvenience, and we urge you to report the matter to your  state fraud division, including any e-mail addresses associated with any correspondence you may have received. RSI has reported the issue to Craigslist and the FBI.

Please do NOT give out any personal information, and if any individual asks for personal information or pictures, consider reporting it to your local law enforcement. They may contact us for more information.

Update: It appears the end-game of this scammer is to send the victim a check to deposit, and then use the funds to buy a Wal-Mart or similar debit card for which the scammer requests the card number and receipt “for his records”.  The check is bogus, and the scammer now has access to the debit card. Please report any contact from this person to your local law enforcement, including any telephone numbers he gives you or from which you received texts or phone calls.


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What customers and weather pros are saying about RSINet!

September 26th, 2008

When my telephone started ringing on Monday morning after Hurricane Ike hit Houston, I have to admit I was not really surprised…at first. I knew Ike had passed directly over Houston, and we had a new AWOS installation there on a rooftop helipad at Memorial Hermann Hospital supporting Life Flight operations. Life Flight had recently become our latest RSINet NADIN delivery customer.  In the RSI office, there is a small program constantly monitoring all RSINet sites via the National Weather Service Telecommunication Gateway. If a site goes down, a text message is sent to me and another technician. We don’t get many texts from the system and I had not gotten one overnight, so I knew the KMCJ system was still up.  What I DIDN’T know until I started getting phone calls from the NWS and other Houston area colleagues was that the KMCJ AWOS with RSINet was the ONLY site in the area to have weathered the storm uninterrupted. I did some checking and verified that was indeed the case. With backup power to the AWOS and the robust RSINet network, data continued flowing when satellite and telephone communications were either out or jammed.  Here’s some sample comments:

“I want to write and thank you for all the help in getting the AWOS installed at our hospital helipad. As you know we received certification only a month before Hurricane Ike hit the area.
We were able to use the information provided by the system to launch our helicopters out of here at the last possible moment prior to the hurricane and we were the ONLY weather reporting system operating during and after the storm. Because the system was still reporting after the storm, search and rescue aircraft had data to base their operations on and we were able to use the data to recover our aircraft at the first opportunity.
As a direct result of the recommendation to have our data sent out to NADIN we were apparently able to provide the NWS with storm data as it approached and passed our area. We were the only AWOS system that was up and recording data during the storm from beginning to end.
Our hospital system and many others were very grateful to get the weather information we provided during this demanding time.”
Stephen Scroggs
Chief Pilot
Life Flight
Memorial Hermann TMC

“Congrats on a robust AWOS communications system that held up better during hurricane Ike than some of the federally owned ASOS/AWOS systems!! Even though admittedly it is located at KMCJ/Hermann Hospital in Houston, where there was back up power sources, it is one of the few Houston weather observations that we have a complete and uninterrupted history of observations during the event. That’s what important!!”

Troy Kimmel, Jr.
Senior lecturer and Manager,
Weather and Climate Resource Center
Department of Geography and the Environment.
University of Texas at Austin

We are proud of RSINet and happy we could make a difference!

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RSINet technology delivers in Hurricane Ike

September 15th, 2008

In the early morning hours of September 13th, Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas gulf coast. The city of Houston suffered a direct hit from Ike. Near the rooftop helipad of  Memorial Hermann hospital (KMCJ) in the heart of Houston sits an All-Weather Inc. Automated Weather Observation system installed by RSI and equipped with the RSINet data delivery service. According to National Weather Service personnel and data records, The KMCJ AWOS and RSINet datalink was the only Houston area AWOS or ASOS to provide uninterrupted weather data to the NWS for the entire storm event. In a city where satellite dishes were blown away and phone lines were out, the RSINet technology weathered the storm.  Here is a portion of the data transmitted by RSINet at the height of the storm:

KMCJ 130855Z AUTO 32042G64KT M1/4SM OVC001 23/23 A2845 RMK AO1 P0107
KMCJ 130835Z AUTO 33049G77KT 1/4SM OVC001 24/24 A2850 RMK AO1 P0060
KMCJ 130815Z AUTO 34049G73KT 1/4SM OVC001 24/24 A2856 RMK AO1 P0024
KMCJ 130755Z AUTO 35048G73KT 1/4SM BKN001 OVC006 23/23 A2864 RMK AO1 P0044
KMCJ 130735Z AUTO 35049G73KT 1/4SM BKN001 OVC006 23/23 A2868 RMK AO1 P0025
KMCJ 130715Z AUTO 35046G69KT 1/2SM BKN002 OVC009 24/23 A2877 RMK AO1 P0007
KMCJ 130655Z AUTO 36045G69KT 3/4SM BKN001 OVC009 24/24 A2884 RMK AO1 P0021

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AWOS Data transmission: Thinking ahead

August 6th, 2008

One of the questions we are getting here at RSINet is about NADIN transmission technology. Why does the RSINet NADIN system use such as high speed channel for a limited amount of data when a simple phone line can deliver the data?

Well, discounting all the low-tech disadvantages of slow speed transmission over phone lines, the main answer is the future of AWOS systems and capabilities, as well as the enhanced services in the works at RSINet.

The AWOS hardware companies are not standing still. New networked displays, new capabilities, and new features are in the works. When you connect your AWOS to RSINet for NADIN data delivery, you already have that enhanced infrastructure built in, ready for the next generation of hardware.

One of the HUGE drawbacks of “discount” NADIN service is that it is not two-way. RSINet is, and at network speeds. That means in addition to delivering data from your AWOS to the FAA, we can deliver data to your airport. THAT opens up a whole world of possibilities, and we’re working on several. That’s just one of the reasons All-Weather, Inc. – a leading AWOS hardware manufacturer – has picked RSINet as their chosen NADIN service provider.

In addition, RSINet’s real-time high speed capabilities provide more flexibility for the changing world of weather data. There are several projects in the evaluation stages by the FAA and other agencies which will require data transmission capabilities a low-tech system just won’t be able to accomplish.

So, without giving away any secrets, let’s just say that when you connect your AWOS to RSINet, you are also connecting your airport to a whole list of future possibilites.

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RSINet is preferred service provide for AWI AWOS 900 series

June 13th, 2008

All Weather, Inc is now featuring RSINet on their corporate web site for use with domestic AWOS series 900 systems. The 900 series is a highly reliable state of the art AWOS and is fully compatible with the RSINet service, with no additional cards or computers needed. Simply connect the RSINet interface and go!

RSINet recently outfitted the University of California – Davis airport (KEDU) near the All-Weather factory with an RSINet system for the AWI engineers to evaluate. They liked what they saw!


The AWI 900 series AWOS is, based on our maintenance statistics, THE most reliable aviation AWOS available today.



Click here to go to the AWI web page. 






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Even More RSINet FAQ’s

February 26th, 2008

Q: Will I need to upgrade my AWOS battery backup (UPS)?

A: No. Even at full transmit, the RSINet inteface only draws a few watts of power. Your exsisting UPS will work fine. However, adding another computer or satellite transceiver (such as with other NADIN systems) may seriously shorten your UPS run time and may require the added expense of upgrading your UPS. 


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More RSINet FAQs

January 26th, 2008

More questions and answers on the RSINet NADIN Data delivery system 


Q: Our airport has a part-time contract tower. What is the REAL ruling on NADIN connections?


A: Here is the definitive answer per the official FAA memo outlining the use of NADIN at part-time towered airports:  When the tower is open and certified weather observers are on-duty, (A) the automated report must be augmented or (B) the NADIN connection must be disabled.


Newer AWOS units do not have the capability to augment the METAR reports. NEXWOS units made by Systems Management circa 1995 (now All-Weather, Inc) can be made to augment reports. So, the real world answer is that for most airports, the NADIN system must be disabled when the tower is open. RSI has a solution for that issue and it is included with your RSINet system if needed.



Q: We are looking to do some remodeling work on the FBO in the future. How difficult is it to move the RSINet interface with the AWOS? We don’t want to pay to have a satellite dish or phone line relocated.


A: The RSINet system is self contained. Pick it up and move it with the rest of the AWOS Central Data Platform. Plug it back in and you’re set. If for some reason you have issues with the relocation, just call us. You AWOS technician should have no problems performing the move. The RSINet interface is about the size of a 5 x7 index card and only weighs a couple of pounds.

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January 18th, 2008


I have to admit…I knew airport sponsors were looking for a reliable alternative to the high cost of NADIN service, but I didn’t anticipate all the e-mails and requests for additonal information we would get within days of announcing the product. So, here are answers to some of the questions we’ve gotten about RSINet. We’ll post more as they come in.

Tom Nichols


Remote Systems Integration


Q: Why can’t I use the Internet to distribute my AWOS data?

The short answer is security. The FAA is very rightly concerned about the security of their network systems. They will not allow internet delivery of any data which ultimately ends up in their system. And, with very few exceptions, any weather data using internet delivery is advisory only, meaning that pilots cannot make landing decisions based on that data source. Any graphics display, unless it is directly connected to the AWOS in an approved FAA configuration must be labeled advisory only and is not for navigation.


RSINet is the result of many hours of performance and certification testing with the FAA Technical Center. In order for RSINet to become FAA certified for connection into NADIN, the system was required to pass all FAA technical, security, and performance benchmarks.



Q: Is my AWOS NADIN ready?


That depends on the model. NADIN output is standard on all All-Weather (Qualimetrics) 900 series systems, but it is optional on Vaisala systems. If you have a Vaisala system you should check with your AWOS technician to determine if you need to install a NADIN interface “ISI”. The older NEXWOS units can be made to output NADIN with some configuration changes. If your AWOS is NADIN equipped, there still may be some configuration changes that must be performed ONLY by your technician of record.


Q: My AWOS is self-contained out in the field. Will RSINet work with this system?


Yes. In fact, the RSINet network interface will fit inside the AWOS cabinet. However, there may still be some configuration changes and additional hardware needed, See the above answer.


Q: Does my AWOS technician have to install this equipment?


No. RSINet will install it, or if you wish you can do it yourself in about 5 minutes. If the NADIN port needs to be enabled or a NADIN interface installed in the AWOS itself, that task must be performed by the technician of record or under their direct supervision.


Q: Does the system require any maintenance?


No. All routine testing and diagnostics are done in real-time over the network. If we determine the device has failed, we’ll simply stop by and replace it, or send you another one.


Q: How can you offer free on-site maintenance?


Easy. The RSINet hardware usually doesn’t break. It’s certainly more reliable than the average computer, and chances are your AWOS will have more problems than the network interface. Not only that, RSI is one of the larger AWOS and navaids maintenance companies around. We service over 100 aviation and communications sites in 13 states from the Rockies to the east coast. Chances are pretty good we’ve got a technician pretty close anyway. Plus, we think it’s just good customer service.


Q: How about telephone support?


You’ll get a live (although possibly sleepy) person 24 hours a day, or a call back within minutes. We are on-call 24 hours a day for our navaids, and you get the benefit of that service! Plus, RSINet techs can monitor and diagnose the network and your site from anywhere in the network service area.


Q: Do you have any special deals?


You bet. Ask us, especially about out RSINet / AWOS maintenance contract packages.


Q: My Fire Department / DOT / Emergency Services want the AWOS data. Can they get it?


They can, in a variety of ways. Most importantly, they can get the AWOS data in real-time as soon as the AWOS spits it out. That’s an exclusive feature of RSINet!


Q: Who are you guys?


Remote Systems Integration has been in business since 1992. With a combined 75 years of AWOS and navaids experience between the staff, we install and service AWOS, Instrument Landing Systems, marker beacons, lighted landing aids, NDB’s and much more. RSI consists of pilots, retired FAA technicians, and electronics experts with decades of experience. We have completed projects for customers such as NASA, the United States Air Force, DOD, Homeland Security, Chevron, and a host of other companies and airports. 







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RSI wins South Carolina AWOS contract

January 7th, 2008

Remote Systems Integration has won a contract to maintain and repair the SC Department of Aeronautics’ Automated Weather Observation Systems statewide. The multi-year contract will cover all existing systems and will add newly installed systems as the manufacturer’s warranty maintenance runs out. This contract expands on RSI’s prior installation and maintenance activities in SC and is the first statewide AWOS maintenance program for RSI. To support this contract, RSI has added an additional FCC and FAA certified contract technician based in Columbia, SC to support emergency service on the state’s AWOS units. With this addition, RSI now maintains close to 80 AWOS units across more than a dozen states.

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Merry Christmas 2007

December 2nd, 2007

Thanks to our customers, once again this has been a busy year.  RSI has installed over 30 new remote sensing sites, increased our airfield maintenance business by about 30%, and developed the RSINet AWOS data delivery network…and I haven’t had time to update the web site….but in any case, thank you to all our friends and have a Merry Christmas! 

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