FTS manufactures a range of high quality sensors for use in remote automated monitoring weather stations. If a system requires a sensor we don’t manufacture, we will integrate a 3rd party sensor, which has been thoroughly tested and is supported by our team of application engineers.

Our customers are provided the benefit of a single source for customer care, and a system that has been designed for reliability in the harshest remote environments and simplicity of operation and maintenance as guiding principles regardless of whose sensor is integrated into our systems.

AWP Gauge

The FTS All Weather Precipitation (AWP) Gauge measures all types of precipitation within a wide temperature range.
Radar SDI300WL

Combined Velocity Stage Radar (SDI-RADAR-300WL)

The Combined Velocity Stage Radar (SDI-RADAR-300WL) flow meter uses radar technology to provide precise contactless measurement of surface flow velocity and precise distance (level) measurement from the sensor to the water surface.

DigiTemp Water Temperature Sensor

The FTS DigiTemp submersible water temperature sensor is a rugged SDI-12 sensor for measuring the temperature of soil, water or other liquids with scientific- grade accuracy and long-term reliability.
Fuel moisture stick

Fuel Temperature and Moisture Sensor

The FTS FS-3 electronic fuel stick sensor is commonly deployed on-site near prescribed burn and wildfire operations. The sensor’s output tracks closely with 10-hour fuel moisture, an invaluable indicator of fire behavior.
Gill Ultrasonic

Gill Windsonic

Ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensors offer an alternative to conventional cup and vane or propeller type wind sensors.
SDI Soil Moisture Sensor

SD Soil Moisture / Temperature Sensor

The FTS SDI soil sensor is the Stevens Hydra Probe II, which offers a unique advantage over other soil probes by providing an all-in-one, in-situ system that can measure many different parameters simultaneously.


We like SDI-12 sensors because they’re smart.

SDI-12 sensors have their own microprocessor and they store serial numbers and configuration information, so an SDI-12 sensor is both smart and the closest you can get to “plug-and-play”.

There are a number of advantages of SDI-12 over analog, including:

  • Smarter: unique and complex self calibration algorithms can be done in microprocessor based sensors.
  • Quicker and easier: because the calibration is stored in the sensor, sensors can be swapped without the need to reprogram the datalogger.
  • More flexible: permits longer cable runs (up to 300m). SDI-12 digital signal is low power and yet far more resistant to data errors than a low-power analogue signal, greatly reducing the likelihood of corrupt data due to interference.
  • More efficient: power is supplied to the sensor through the SDI-12 interface. This eliminates the need for a separate power supply for each sensor.
  • Less costly: reduces training required for field staff. Personnel trained in SDI-12 have skills to work with a variety of SDI-12-based dataloggers and sensors.
  • More expandable: provides the ability to use a single available data channel for multiple sensors—up to 62 sensors can be connected to a single SDI-12 port.
  • Standard: SDI-12 is an international standard, so it guarantees interoperability between sensors, dataloggers and other devices regardless of the manufacturer.