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Ambient Weather Aquired
« on: January 03, 2020, 06:28:49 pm »
Ambient Weather has been acquired by Nielsen-Kellerman, manufacturer of the Kestrel Meters.
https://nkhome.com/nielsen-kellerman-acquires-ambient-weather

They have also introduced what they are calling the "most sophisticated professional weather station we have ever offered" with no moving parts.
https://www.ambientweather.com/amws5000.html
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Re: Ambient Weather Aquired
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 07:22:34 pm »
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"most sophisticated professional weather station we have ever offered" with no moving parts.
Perhaps Nielsen-Kellerman is the developer of the hardware mentioned last year this post: Weather Flow Smart Home Weather systems. OTOH, what looks like the rain 'collector' seems to be quite different. Who knows...

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Interesting on both counts. (Re: Ambient Weather Aquired)
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 12:03:21 am »
Dear Blick, X-Air and WeatherCat faithful,

Ambient Weather has been acquired by Nielsen-Kellerman, manufacturer of the Kestrel Meters.
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Since this is happening a few months after Davis was acquired, this suggests that there economic pressure that are encouraging consolidation in this industry.

They have also introduced what they are calling the "most sophisticated professional weather station we have ever offered" with no moving parts.

Perhaps Nielsen-Kellerman is the developer of the hardware mentioned last year this post: Weather Flow Smart Home Weather systems. OTOH, what looks like the rain 'collector' seems to be quite different. Who knows...

I don't know about that, but it is clear that new weather stations based on new instrument technology are finally getting out into the consumer pipeline.  This very well could be driving the consolidation (at least in part.)  The costs of tooling and manufacturing could be such that in this tepid economy existing vendors couldn't afford to bring products like this to market.

We shall see! . . . . . . .

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]