AWOS Data transmission: Thinking ahead

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.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 9:23 pm