Upgrading to CS2 Transmitters 

G6-DBDo you still have CS1 transmitters in your network?  The time is quickly approaching when all transmitters must be CS2 (certification standard 2). The benefit of this change is that CS2 transmitters use less bandwidth. Amore transmitters move to this new standard, additional channels will be created so that more stations can be added and/or transmissions can be more frequent. With the increased demand for environmental data in remote areas, GOES is the reliable and economical telemetry of choice.

If you aren’t sure how many CS1 transmitters are still in your network, contact FTS today. We have been manufacturing GOES transmitters for over 15 years and have thousands of active stations throughout North and Central America. Our customer support team has the experience to assess your stations and provide you the optimum upgrade path to protect against data loss. 

FTS can support this migration in two ways:  

  • If you own an FTS datalogger, we can easily replace the CS1 transmitter for our internally adopted CS2 with minimal disruption.   
  • If your stations use an external transmitter connected to a datalogger, FTS offers the same transmitter above in a convenient external package for easy integration. 

To ensure optimum data transmission, FTS also manufacturers the EON2, an omni-directional antenna perfect for GOES stations.  Although your current antenna will continue to work with CS2 upgrade, the EON2 is designed to handle any climate from heavy snow loads to high heat and UV rays. With armoured cables and solid form factor, it is well protected against animal attacks helping to reduce unexpected site visits.

On the data retrieval end, guarantee near real-time delivery to your database by using FTS’ HighRate Information Transmission (HRIT) satellite. The FTS HRIT delivers data within 10 seconds of it being transmitted and provides a cloud-based software for data visualization and alerting that is accessible anywhere in the world. By configuring your stations to take advantage of both scheduled and random transmissions, you are creating a responsive alerting network for active decision making.  

Whatever the environmental conditions you are monitoring, upgrade your transmitters today to ensure compliance and provide piece of mind that your data will continue to flow. 

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