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laduerksen
post Jul 14 2008, 10:14 PM
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Just purchased a WMR100 and have played with the "Weather Display" and the "Virtual Weather Station" software.

First off I don't like the fact that the weather station only comes with Basic Weather software. However, I understand that software developers need to make money too.

Both seem to have poor help functions and their manuals don't explain allot of things very well.

Both seem to be buggy.

I like the way VWS does its web page and it seems more intuitive. Weather Display seems to have more functions.

The real problem is that none seem to "Run As A Service". Different people log in and out of my workstation all day and data is lost. I can run it on my SBS 2003 server but no one is usually logged on to it.

Money is an object but I donít want to pay less money for something that wonít do what I want now or possibly in the future.

All my systems are Windows based.

I want to be able to update a personal web site as well as the different internet sites.

Any suggestions?
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WeatherMatrix
post Jul 17 2008, 07:46 AM
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I know what you mean by "run as a service." I wouldn't be surprised if some of the software out there does that, but I don't know of any off the top of my head.

What you really need is an IP device like they are selling for the Davis stations, that way you bypass the computer. However I haven't heard of any for other stations.


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post Jul 17 2008, 05:04 PM
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there are some ways of getting a program to run as service
try going a google search for solutions maybe
or maybe setup each profile to start up the software?


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bill.steiner
post Jan 18 2009, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE(WeatherMatrix @ Jul 17 2008, 05:46 AM) *
I know what you mean by "run as a service." I wouldn't be surprised if some of the software out there does that, but I don't know of any off the top of my head.

What you really need is an IP device like they are selling for the Davis stations, that way you bypass the computer. However I haven't heard of any for other stations.


I have had good luck with this.. http://www.firedaemon.com/

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