A hydro-meteorological network consists of three fundamental elements: remote stations, a communications system and a processing system for controlling hydro-meteorological variables (flow and precipitation data, as well as other meteorological parameters such as air temperature, relative humidity, wind direction and speed, etc.).
Remote stations are responsible for the collection of data provided by sensors and processing, sorting and storing them before finally transmitting them. They are able to report instantaneously on serious alarms. If the alarm is not major, it is sent along with the rest of the information when it is updated from the central control post. SICE also offer data acquisition systems that are produced in house for different station types.
The communications system is used to transmit the information recorded by the stations to the processing center. SICE possesses experience with all types of communications, from satellite (DVB, INMARSAT, GOES, etc.) to UHF, VHF or Tetra radio systems, as well as the simplest GSM/GPRS systems.
The processing center is the place where the system is operated and monitored and where all information from the remote stations is collected. Its main functions are communications management, displaying and storing data and managing alarms and emergencies.
SICE installs and maintains all components of hydro-meteorological networks.
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