The OTT Hydromet Group has launched a new web-based data management service for remote monitoring stations. “Hydromet Cloud represents a step-change in data management,” comments UK Managing Director Nigel Grimsley. “Subscribers to this new service are provided with fast, simple access to both live and historical data, which opens new opportunities for exploiting the value of ‘Big Data’.”
Described as feature-rich and highly cost-effective, Hydromet Cloud is said to provide users with easy access to secure data from field monitoring sites at any time and from almost anywhere via hydrometcloud.eu or the Hydromet Cloud mobile App. Typical applications include hydrology, meteorology and water quality.
Data are transmitted from field stations by a variety of methods including satellite, cellular (GPRS/3G/4G) or wired internet connection, and stored/backed-up in the cloud.
Designed for flexibility, users are able to create their own dashboard to quickly collate frequently viewed data, which can be displayed as plots, tables or values, and exported in a variety of formats, which enables easy analysis of trends, says the firm. This facility to create a bespoke display extends to a map view with colour-coded map pins (for alarm status), current data values and colour-coded parameter values highlighting alarm status. Alarms are user-defined (selecting for parameters such as rate of change) and alarm messages are issued automatically by email, text or push notification on a mobile phone. Separate limits can be set for both warning and critical levels, and users can also create alarm distribution groups for notifications.
The Hydromet Cloud mobile App seemingly provides a quick and easy opportunity to view the status of an entire network or an individual monitoring station, with options to send/share data directly from a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android). It is also possible to create and save ‘My Plots’ to quickly recall common plots of one or more parameters graphically illustrating recent data.
Hydromet Cloud provides secure infrastructure to receive, decode, process, display, and store measurement data from nearly any remote monitoring station via a cloud-based data hosting platform. Alternatively, for those wishing to conduct their own data processing, It delivers raw data (as it is transmitted by the station) using a dedicated download page, which is updated as soon as the data arrives. The system is fully compatible with the latest OTT and Sutron data logger/communication devices, and other OTT sensors, third-party sensors and IP cameras.