Cloud Presentation Suite is a PC-based software application capable of displaying real-time information about the current cloud and weather situation using any of our Cloud Ceilometers.
The program presents cloudbases (including penetration depth) and vertical visibility at certain conditions, reports back status of the ceilometer and notifies the user if there is any problem.
By using the client/server technology it is possible to use multiple clients located far away to monitor the status.
The program suite consits of the following programs:
- Cloud Presentation
Client application. Real-time viewing of current conditions
- Cloud Server
Server application. Collects and stores data. Notifies clients whenever new data is available
- Cloud History
Used for browsing through archives, analysing and making reports.
Cloud Presentation Suite is built upon Microsft's .NET plaform and throughly tested on Microsoft Windows XP.
The program has been certified for use within the Swedish Defence
Cloud Presentation Suite is built upon the basic design rules defined for the Microsoft Windows environment and you will feel comfortable using it.
If you still have a problem, a context sensitive built-in help system is included which will guide you through the windows and functions.
Supplied documentation includes:
Includes all information about the program suite; from installation and configuration to daily use and security settings.
Quick Start Guide
Gets you up and running in no time. A point-by-point instruction on how to make the most basic installations in only a couple of minutes.
By using the client/server technology it is possible to have one server computer connected to the ceilometer, and multiple clients that connects over a TCP/IP network to the server. It is possible to either use a Local LAN, or monitor the conditions from the other side of the world using communication over Internet (typically a VPN connection would be established to maintain the security aspect).
Please note that it is still possible to run the program suite on a single computer.
It is possible to lock all important settings with a master password. This ensures that a system manager may configure the system, and the daily users will not "break it", by adjusting all settings.
Sky condition data is calculated and displayed in the programs. Sky condition indicates the amount of the sky that is filled with clouds on different layers.
Signal Profile (Backscatter data)
For most telegram types it is possible to watch the signal profile (backscatter data) from a measurement. By analyzing this data it is possible to gain more knowledge of the current conditions, than by only looking at numbers or trends.
Compatible data storage
Data is stored in standard XML. This means it can be opened and further processed in any program capable of reading/importing XML data, such as Microsoft Excel.
Printing is directly supported from within the program.
Status report ceilometer
For each measurements the ceilometer also indicates it's status. Whenever there is a problem with the ceilometers functionality etc a status message will appear informing the user about the problem
All major program settings are customizable by the user. This includes security settings, indication colors, type of sky condition data to display, enhancements to perform etc
Tools to aid in the analyze part includes graphical ruler, detailed view over the most recent measurements, magnify control