RainTrak

HyQuest Solutions RainTrak is a proven product line offering a fully autonomous and integrated All-In-One Rain Gauging and Reporting Station. The complete package is delivered with all elements needed for easy and fast installation and ready to operate within minutes from deployment on any given site. Simply add a valid SIM card to enable network connection and off you go!

Data processing
RainTrak sends collected data periodically or event-driven in real-time either to a user-operated FTP server or to a secure KISTERS/HyQuest Solutions web datacenter (optionally). Authorized users can access data views (graphs, tables), data management and data download functionalities through any web browser on desktop or mobile devices. The browser application handles individual RainTraks or entire RainTrak monitoring networks. Additionally, data from other
stations equipped with HyQuest Solutions iRIS data loggers and - optionally - 3rd-party data loggers can be managed and processed in the same cloud environment.

Rain alerts
The real-time IP data transmission allows for rain alerts and provides fast access to current data collected at remote sites. Alerts will be sent whenever the rainfall exceeds user-defined thresholds. SMS alerting is available as an option.

Applications

Applications are manifold including fixed rain reporting stations, semimobile stations quickly installed during major flood events, small-scale automatic weather stations, etc.

  • Urban Meteorology / City Weather
  • Internet of Things
  • Agricultural Rainfall Monitoring
  • Road Traffic Safety / Signaling
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Stormwater Monitoring
  • Water Resources Management

Main Features

  • Easy deployment
  • Professional grade tipping buckets
  • Real-time rainfall data reporting
  • Continuous access to rainfall data
  • Long-term stable calibration
  • Built for harsh environmental conditions
  • Robustness and longevity
  • Minimal maintenance effort

Tailored Solutions

Are you looking for a tailor-made, ready-to-use solution? Our experienced engineers develop individual solutions on the basis of your requirements. Please contact us.

  • RainTrak Components:
    • Your choice of a HyQuest Solutions Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge (TB3, TB4, TB6)
    • iRIS ‘under cover’ IP data logger/modem
    • Battery, external antenna, external 5 W solar panel
  • Operating Temperature Range: Data logger: -40 °C to +70 °C (TB: °T < 4 °C optional heater (TB3 only) recommended)
  • Data Logger / Modem:
    • Periodic logging or event-triggered logging (rainfall data, further sensors, self-diagnostics)
    • Logger confi guration/data downloads
      • Local: with free-of-charge iLink software (Windows, Android) over WiFi
      • Remote: optional HydroTel telemetry software
    • Memory: 16 MB flash memory
    • I/O: 2 debounced pulse inputs, 2 analogue 16 bit inputs (0/4-20 mA, 0-5/30 V, 0-100 mV)
    • Cellular data transmission: 3G; optional LTE/4G (more options to come)
  • Gauge Accuracy: Highly accurate TBRG; accuracy depending on gauge model. Ask for details.
  • Power Supply:
    • Continuous operation: 12 V/2.8 Ah SLA battery and 5 W solar panel c/w mounting
      bracket, solar charger included
    • Discrete low-power operation: Alkaline AA batteries, data transmitted once a day
  • Mounting Bracket: For TB3/TB4/TB6 c/w stainless steel bolts, nuts and washers; suits 50 mm NB galvanised threaded (2” BSP) pipe

Bird Guard: prevents wild or feral birds from perching or roosting and thus increases accuracy by stopping bird faeces from dropping inside the gauge funnel.

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Portable Field Calibration Device (FCD): enables field technicians to run functional tests and calibrations of any given rain gauge in the field avoiding dismantling of Tipping Bucket Rain Gauges, reducing downtime and there by saving time and money.

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Pulse Counter CMCbt: Bluetooth pulse counter providing an interface between the TBRG’s Reed Switch output and the FCD-App calibration software used in conjunction with HyQuest Solutions’ Field Calibration Device FCD.

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