Official Wireless Network Equipment Provider for
Weather Research Center,
Mount Washington Observatory
Trango Broadband Wireless is proud to be the official provider of wireless networking equipment for the Mount Washington Observatory (MWO).
As the official wireless equipment provider, Trango provides the mountaintop weather station with state-of-the-art fixed wireless broadband networking equipment for their networks. In turn, MWO tests our wireless transmission equipment in the harshest conditions and returns the results. Trango then leverages those results to help improve our product lines for all of our customers and to ensure that our equipment consistently delivers superior performance — no matter how harsh the weather might be.
Through the support of Trango, the non-profit observatory is developing the new Mount Washington Regional Mesonet, a wirelessly linked network of surface stations designed for collecting and recording critical atmospheric data for research and study of the local meteorological systems. The Mesonet will cover a mountainous expanse of nearly 300 square miles. The new wirelessly linked network of weather instruments provides researchers with a new set of tools that builds a horizontal profile of the atmosphere. When combined with an existing vertical profile of the atmosphere, this new capability creates a truly one-of-a-kind weather research platform.
The Regional Mesonet will have the capacity to transmit wind speed, temperature, ozone levels and live Web camera images from more than 12 different sites throughout the region, including ski area summits, high-elevation mountain huts, U.S. Forest Service outposts and other locations. Three of the locations will have wireless point-to-point links (TrangoLINK-45) for backhaul of bandwidth and connectivity redundancy. The rest of the locations will be connected with a system of point-to-multipoint links which utilize Trango's non-line-of-sight 900 MHz technology which is capable of transmitting through trees and foliage. The 900 MHz multipoint system (M900S) includes 3 wireless access points which connect to more than a dozen wireless subscriber units.
Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) is a private, non-profit scientific and educational institution with the mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth's weather and climate. For 75 years it has maintained its mountaintop weather station, conducting research and educational programs and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Known as the home of the "world’s worst weather," observers once recorded a world record for surface wind speed of 231 miles per hour. The membership-supported organization also operates the Weather Discovery Center science museum in North Conway, NH, devoted to weather and the mountain environment. For webcams, weather conditions and more information visit: www.mountwashington.org
Contact Mt. Washington Observatory
P.O. Box 2310
2779 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860