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Before you decide to go the meteobridge way you might be interesting to understand a bit more what to expect from meteobridge right now, what is planned for coming releases and what meteobridge will not be able to do for you.
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<br />Before you decide to go the Meteobridge way you might be interested to understand a bit more what to expect from Meteobridge right now, what is planned for coming releases and what Meteobridge will not be able to do for you.
  
==Implemented Features==
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==Implemented Features== <!--T:2-->
* Meteobridge device is completely managed by your PC's browser, yu don't have to install any additional software on your PC
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* Meteobridge can upload weather station data to
* Meteobridge connects to your LAN by use of an ethernet cable or to your WLAN.
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** Weather Underground (rapid fire, updates down to every 5 seconds)
* WLAN can be 802.11n, g or b.  
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** Weather Underground Camera
* All main WLAN encryption standards are supported (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
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** AWEKAS
* When your LAN/WLAN is behind a proxy, Meteobridge can be configured to use the proxy instead of trying to directly connect to the Internet
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** WeatherForYou
* Your weather data will be directly send to Weather Underground
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** UK MetOffice WOW
* Meteobridge can be used for free during a 14 day tryout period. After that a one-time licensing of the device is necessary to use it further on. Licensing can be done via Paypal with a few clicks oder by a license key to be entered manually.
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** Open Weather Map
* Meteobirdge supports a broad range of weather stations. Please see Chapter "Stations" to get more details on this
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** Weather Cloud
* Meteobridge web interface is secured by a password you can change.
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** Windfinder
* Meteobridge can be resetted to default network behaviour and default passwords with the unit's reset button. So you should never be stalled, whatever you did wrong when configuring the network parameters or changing passwords.
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** Windguru
* There is an Internet application that allows you to make a network configuration for your meteobridge device without having that running yet. Configuration can be downloaded to USB stick and when starting the Meteobridge with this stick plugged in, it will use this configuration for startup. This is a significant simplification, especially when setting up meteobridge as a WLAN device.
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** Idokep
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** Weatherflow
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** Windfinder
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** Wetter.com
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** CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program)
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** Previmeteo
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** Anything Weather
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** Meteonews
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** Meteoplug Cloud service, to allow for advanced graphing of individual weather data
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** Meteobridge Weather Cam (including weather data annotation to the cam picture)
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** Wetterring
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** Meteoagro Net
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* It can upload data to feed your own weather data website based on the well-known "saratoga-template" (example: http://tau.meteobridge.com/saratoga/index.php) or "Leuven-Template" (http://leuven.meteobridge.com/leuven28/index.php) or "Meteotemplate" (http://www.meteotemplate.com).
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* Meteobridge device is completely managed by your PC's browser, you don't have to install any additional software on your PC.
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* Meteobridge connects to your LAN or WLAN.
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* Supported WLAN types are be 802.11n, 802.11g, or 802.11b.  
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* All main WLAN encryption standards are supported (WEP, WPA, WPA2).
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* When your LAN/WLAN is behind a proxy, Meteobridge can be configured to use the proxy instead of trying to directly connect to the Internet.
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* Your weather data will be sent directly to the Internet weather network, nothing in-between.
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* Meteobridge can be used for free during a 14 day tryout period. After that a one-time licensing of the device is necessary to use it further on. Licensing can be done via Paypal with a few clicks or by a license key to be entered manually.
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* Meteobridge supports a broad range of weather stations. Please see Chapter [[Stations]] to get more details on this.
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* Meteobridge's web interface is secured by a password you can change.
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* When selecting this feature you can reach your Meteobridge from the Internet without tweaking your router.
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* Meteobridge can be reset to default network behavior and default password with the unit's reset button. So you should never be locked out, whatever you did wrong when configuring the network parameters or changing passwords.
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* There is an Internet application that allows you to make a network configuration for your Meteobridge device without having that running yet. Configuration can be downloaded to USB stick and when starting Meteobridge device with this stick plugged in, it will use the stored configuration for startup. This is a significant simplification when setting up meteobridge as a WLAN device or in non-DHCP LAN environments.
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* Meteobridge can be asked by HTTP GET requests for recent sensor data in plain text or XML style.
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* Beside sending weather data to Internet weather networks Meteobridge can also
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** upload weather data to twitter accounts,
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** send weather data to Internet servers via HTTP GET requests,
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** store data at a MYSQL databases,
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** send e-mails with embedded weather data.
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** ftp upload of files received from a http server in the Internet and filled with weather data by Meteobridge.
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** can execute shell scripts received from a http server in the Internet and filled with weather data by Meteobridge.
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* Meteobridge can trigger any of the actions above based on user-defined weather data conditions.
  
==Planned Features==
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==Planned Features== <!--T:3-->
Please keep in mind that features markes as planned in this section, are guaranteed to show up. Nevertheless it might be interesting for you to at least get an idea, what next steps in development might be.
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Please keep in mind that features marked as planned in this section, are not guaranteed to show up. Nevertheless, it might be interesting for you to at least get an idea, what next steps in development to expect.
 
* Support for additional weather networks
 
* Support for additional weather networks
* Upload of data to user defined URLs via HTTP request and/or FTP
 
* providing live weather data in the LAN, to allow widgets on PCs in LAN to make use of these
 
  
==Blacklisted Features==
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==Blacklisted Features for the non-PRO version== <!--T:4-->
 
The characteristic of the device does also bring some limitations you should be aware of.
 
The characteristic of the device does also bring some limitations you should be aware of.
 
* Hardware provides 4 MB of flash and 32 MB RAM. This is very very limited, so don't expect large additional applications which might for example display graphs locally to be able to run on this.
 
* Hardware provides 4 MB of flash and 32 MB RAM. This is very very limited, so don't expect large additional applications which might for example display graphs locally to be able to run on this.
* Meteobridge clients will not store gathered weather data locally. The most recent data to be transmitted to Weather Wnderground is there and may be also some min/max values, but beside that no data will be stored locally
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* Meteobridge clients will not store gathered weather data locally. The most recent data to be transmitted to a weather network is available plus some min/max values. Beside that, no data will be stored locally.
* You might already have expected it, but just to make sure... Meteobridge will not be able to change your weather :-)
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==Additional Features of the PRO== <!--T:5-->
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The Meteobridge PRO offers these additional features
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* local storage of all sensor data in a minute resolution
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* automated backup of stored data to a USB thumb drive
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* editing of stored data
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* expanding template replacement mechanism to data stored further in the past
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* display of user-defined data
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* export of data in user-defined formats
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* generation of user-defined graphs
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* logging system data like power consumption, climate inside the box and various system status information
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* access to data via SMB share (pc network folder)
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Before you decide to go the Meteobridge way you might be interested to understand a bit more what to expect from Meteobridge right now, what is planned for coming releases and what Meteobridge will not be able to do for you.

Implemented Features

  • Meteobridge can upload weather station data to
    • Weather Underground (rapid fire, updates down to every 5 seconds)
    • Weather Underground Camera
    • AWEKAS
    • WeatherForYou
    • UK MetOffice WOW
    • Open Weather Map
    • Weather Cloud
    • Windfinder
    • Windguru
    • Idokep
    • Weatherflow
    • Windfinder
    • Wetter.com
    • CWOP (Citizen Weather Observer Program)
    • Previmeteo
    • Anything Weather
    • Meteonews
    • Meteoplug Cloud service, to allow for advanced graphing of individual weather data
    • Meteobridge Weather Cam (including weather data annotation to the cam picture)
    • Wetterring
    • Meteoagro Net
  • It can upload data to feed your own weather data website based on the well-known "saratoga-template" (example: http://tau.meteobridge.com/saratoga/index.php) or "Leuven-Template" (http://leuven.meteobridge.com/leuven28/index.php) or "Meteotemplate" (http://www.meteotemplate.com).
  • Meteobridge device is completely managed by your PC's browser, you don't have to install any additional software on your PC.
  • Meteobridge connects to your LAN or WLAN.
  • Supported WLAN types are be 802.11n, 802.11g, or 802.11b.
  • All main WLAN encryption standards are supported (WEP, WPA, WPA2).
  • When your LAN/WLAN is behind a proxy, Meteobridge can be configured to use the proxy instead of trying to directly connect to the Internet.
  • Your weather data will be sent directly to the Internet weather network, nothing in-between.
  • Meteobridge can be used for free during a 14 day tryout period. After that a one-time licensing of the device is necessary to use it further on. Licensing can be done via Paypal with a few clicks or by a license key to be entered manually.
  • Meteobridge supports a broad range of weather stations. Please see Chapter Stations to get more details on this.
  • Meteobridge's web interface is secured by a password you can change.
  • When selecting this feature you can reach your Meteobridge from the Internet without tweaking your router.
  • Meteobridge can be reset to default network behavior and default password with the unit's reset button. So you should never be locked out, whatever you did wrong when configuring the network parameters or changing passwords.
  • There is an Internet application that allows you to make a network configuration for your Meteobridge device without having that running yet. Configuration can be downloaded to USB stick and when starting Meteobridge device with this stick plugged in, it will use the stored configuration for startup. This is a significant simplification when setting up meteobridge as a WLAN device or in non-DHCP LAN environments.
  • Meteobridge can be asked by HTTP GET requests for recent sensor data in plain text or XML style.
  • Beside sending weather data to Internet weather networks Meteobridge can also
    • upload weather data to twitter accounts,
    • send weather data to Internet servers via HTTP GET requests,
    • store data at a MYSQL databases,
    • send e-mails with embedded weather data.
    • ftp upload of files received from a http server in the Internet and filled with weather data by Meteobridge.
    • can execute shell scripts received from a http server in the Internet and filled with weather data by Meteobridge.
  • Meteobridge can trigger any of the actions above based on user-defined weather data conditions.

Planned Features

Please keep in mind that features marked as planned in this section, are not guaranteed to show up. Nevertheless, it might be interesting for you to at least get an idea, what next steps in development to expect.

  • Support for additional weather networks

Blacklisted Features for the non-PRO version

The characteristic of the device does also bring some limitations you should be aware of.

  • Hardware provides 4 MB of flash and 32 MB RAM. This is very very limited, so don't expect large additional applications which might for example display graphs locally to be able to run on this.
  • Meteobridge clients will not store gathered weather data locally. The most recent data to be transmitted to a weather network is available plus some min/max values. Beside that, no data will be stored locally.

Additional Features of the PRO

The Meteobridge PRO offers these additional features

  • local storage of all sensor data in a minute resolution
  • automated backup of stored data to a USB thumb drive
  • editing of stored data
  • expanding template replacement mechanism to data stored further in the past
  • display of user-defined data
  • export of data in user-defined formats
  • generation of user-defined graphs
  • logging system data like power consumption, climate inside the box and various system status information
  • access to data via SMB share (pc network folder)