The TACMET II weather station from Climatronics Corp.
, Bohemia, NY, is a rapidly deployable, compact, self-contained weather station system that consumes little power and can operate from a variety of AC or DC power sources. An internal flux-gate compass automatically orients the wind direction to North; data are transmitted via wire or internal spread spectrum radio. WeatherView and AWeather software packages provide real-time data display and analysis on a laptop or PDA. Applications include tactical air traffic control, UAV ground control, artillery support, general theater weather support, and emergency response management.