Instruction W194-english

Instruction W194-english
ADVANCED WEATHER STATION WITH SATELITTE DATA
Owner’s Manual
Thank you for purchasing the new generation of our Internet based 10-day forecast weather station. Designed
and engineered with the state-of-art technology and components, this instrument will provide accurate and
reliable readings of 10-day regional forecast & local weather information. Read this manual carefully to fully
explore the features and functions of the new product.
Overview
PC Transmitter
Outdoor Temp
Internet
(10-Day Regional
Forecast)
10-Day Regional Forecast
Remote Sensor
Main Unit (Receiver)
> 20,000 Cities Selection
REGIONAL FORECAST
When your PC is online, 10-day regional forecast data will be updated from the Internet automatically and send
to the main unit wirelessly via the PC transmitter
Forecast includes:
-
Weather Forecast
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High & low temperature
-
Average humidity
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Chance of precipitation
-
Maximum UV index
-
Average wind speed & direction
City list:
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Europe:
Over 9,200 cities selection
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North America:
Over 10,900 cities selection
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Asia Pacific:
Over 300 cities selection in Japan & Australia
LOCAL WEATHER INFORMATION
Local weather information includes:
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Current indoor temperature
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Current outdoor temperature sent from the remote thermo sensor wirelessly
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Barometric pressure readings
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Local weather forecast
Quick start guide for basic setup
1) Connect 6.0V adapter to the main unit and insert 6 pieces of AA batteries
2) Install 2 pieces of AAA batteries in the remote sensor
3) Set the pressure unit, sea level pressure reading & current local weather condition icon using [UP] or
[DOWN] button on the main unit. Use [BARO] button to confirm each setting. (See “Local Weather Forecast
& Pressure Setting” section for more details)
4) Hold [CHANNEL / SEARCH] button for 3 seconds on the main unit to search for RF signal from remote
sensor
5) Press [Tx] button inside the battery compartment of the remote sensor to transmit RF signal. The respective
outdoor channel will appear on the upper left of the main unit when RF connection is established
6) Install 3 pieces of AAA batteries in the PC transmitter.
7) Connect the PC transmitter to your PC via USB cable
8) Ensure that your PC is connected to the Internet. Run the INSTALL.EXE (or NIS01_INSTALL.EXE) program
in the CD to start installation
9) After the installation is completed, enter your home city location & other setting on the PC program. 4-day
forecast will be updated on your PC program automatically via the Internet
10) Press [PC SEARCH] button repeatedly on the main unit until the RF antenna bar icon
flashes. The
main unit will start searching for RF signal from PC transmitter
11) Press [TRANSMIT] button on your PC Transmitter to enforce transmitting RF weather data to the main unit
12) Once the RF connection is established between the main unit & PC transmitter, RF icon with full strength
& “LAST UPDATE: TODAY” will appear. It may take 10 minutes to 1 hour to receive & display all
regional forecast information on the main unit
Name and Functions of Buttons on Main Unit:
Top Key
[MODE/SNOOZE/LIGHT]
-
Toggle the next 3 days’ forecast between
- Hi/Lo temperature
- Average wind direction / average wind speed / chance of precipitation
- Maximum UV Index / average humidity
- Auto-scroll “
” display function
-
Extend backlight if adapter is not connected to your main unit
-
Trigger snooze alarm
Back Keys
Press Functions
[PC SEARCH]
Receive RF signal from PC transmitter
[CLOCK]
Read time, day-of-week & sunrise/set time 12/24 Hour & day/month format setting
[ALARM]
Read alarm time; enable/disable alarm
[WIND / ▲]
Select wind speed’s unit
1 step forward in setting
[C/F / ▼]
[CHANNEL/
Hold 3 seconds
Alarm time setting
Fast advance in setting
Select degree C/F
1 step backward in setting
Fast backward in setting
Select Channel 1,2,3, auto scroll
Search for remote sensor
Toggle current & past 12 hour pressure
Pressure unit, sea level pressure & local
SEARCH]
[BARO]
weather forecast setting
Name and Functions of Buttons on PC Transmitter:
Top Keys
Press Functions
Hold 3 seconds
[TRANSMIT]
Transmit regional forecast data & synchronize
Turn on/off blue light bar
with main unit
Name and Functions of Buttons on Remote Sensor:
Top Keys
Press Functions
[Tx]
Transmit outdoor temperature data to main unit
[CH 1/2/3]
Select remote channel 1, 2 or 3
INSTALLATION
SETTING UP THE MAIN UNIT (RECEIVER)
BATTERY & ADAPTER INSTALLATION:
Main Power Source: Plug in the 6.0V adapter into the adapter socket at the back for basic operation and
continuous backlight
Battery installation: Lift off the battery cover, install 6 pieces of AA batteries according to the polarity indicated
and close the battery cover.
LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST & PRESSURE SETTING
A pressure sensor is built in the main unit to provide local weather forecast & pressure reading.
After battery installation, the main unit will enter pressure setting mode in the following sequence.
Pressure unit (mb / hPa or inHg) > Current sea level pressure > Current local weather condition > Exit
The corresponding icon will flash. Press [▲] or [▼] to select, press [BARO] to confirm each setting.
NOTE:
-
Please check the current sea level pressure reading of your location from weather web site
-
Please select current weather condition of your location between sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy or
stormy
Sunny
-
Partly Sunny
Cloudy
Rainy
Stormy
You may also enter the local weather forecast & pressure setting any time by holding the [BARO] button for
3 seconds. (Details also refer to the “BAROMETRIC PRESSURE & LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST”
section)
SETTING UP THE REMOTE THERMO SENSOR
BATTERY INSTALLATION
Loosen the screws on the battery door with a small screw driver, insert 2 pieces of AAA batteries according to
the polarity indicated. (Replace the cover and tighten the screws after the RF setting below)
ESTABLISH RF CONNECTION WITH MAIN UINIT
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Place the main unit away from metal & source of interference such as mobile phones, appliances, TV etc.
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For the first installation, turn on the main unit and then the remote sensor. Set Channel 1 for the first remote
sensor.
-
Set channel 2 and channel 3 for the 2
nd
rd
and 3 sensor
Hold [CHANNEL/SEARCH] button on main unit until a beep is sound to search for remote sensor. The
corresponding channel number on the display will flash indicating it is in the searching mode
-
Press the [Tx] button inside the battery compartment of remote sensor to transmit RF signal
-
When RF connection is established, the respective temperature of the selected channel will appear on the
main unit
-
Replace the cover and tighten the screws on the remote sensor
PC TRANSMITTER & PROGRAM INSTALLATION
BATTERY INSTALLATION & USB CONNECTION
-
Slide to open the battery door on the bottom of the PC transmitter, insert 3 pieces of AAA batteries
according to the polarity indicated. Close the battery door.
-
Connect PC transmitter to your PC via USB connection
PC PROGRAM INSTALLATION
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Before installation, ensure that
1) Your PC is connected to the Internet. Try browsing through a couple of websites to make sure
2) You are using Windows 2000, XP or Vista
3) PC transmitter is connected to your PC via USB connection
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Insert CD into your CD ROM and double click the INSTALL.EXE (or NIS01_INSTALL.EXE) program to start
installation. Follow the instruction to complete the installation. You
need to have Microsoft .NET
Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86) installed in your Windows in order to
complete the installation of the 10-day forecast PC program. If this file was not installed in your
Windows before, the PC installation program will redirect you to the Microsoft web site for
download. You may also access below web site directly.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e
04f5&displaylang=en
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After the installation is completed, click [SETTING…] in the HOME WEATHER display. Then click [SET
LOCATION] to enter your home city location on the PC program.
-
After setting your home location, 4-day forecast of your home city will be updated on your PC program
automatically via the Internet. You may click [UPDATE FORECAST] anytime to update the forecast display
on the program.
NOTE: Refer “TROUBLESHOOTING” section if you have problem displaying 4-day forecast information on your
PC program
ESTABLISH RF CONNECTION WITH MAIN UINIT
-
Before setting up the RF connection, please ensure that you have successfully received 4-day forecast on
your PC program for your home city
-
Place the PC transmitter & main unit away from metal & source of interference such as PC monitor, mobile
phones, appliances, TV etc. It is recommended to start with a short distance (eg. within 0.5 meter) between
the two units for initial RF setup. Once the RF connection is established, place the main unit within the
effective transmission range from the transmitter. Shorten the distance if necessary for best reception.
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To search for RF signal from a new PC Transmitter, press [PC SEARCH] button on the main unit repeatedly
until the RF antenna icon
flashes.
-
Press [TRANSMIT] button on the PC Transmitter to enforce transmitting RF weather data to the main unit
-
Once the RF connection is established between the main unit & PC transmitter, the RF icon “
“with full
strength & “LAST UPDATE: TODAY” will appear on the main unit. In the first few minutes of the RF
reception, the main unit is showing data on one part of the screen and this is normal. The rest of the screen
display data will gradually appear in the next 10 minutes to 1 hour.
NOTE:
-
If you have waited 1 hour or more without seeing the rest of the screen, shorten the distance between the
PC transmitter & main unit, check the battery levels and repeat the setup procedure above
-
If it continues to fail, try removing the USB connection and all batteries from the PC transmitter. Reinstall the
batteries and then reconnect the USB connection again. Repeat above procedure to set up the RF
connection
LOCAL WEATHER INFORMATION
MAIN UNIT’S DISPLAY
A & B) INDOOR & OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE
Press [C/F] button to select temperature unit C/ F.
Press [CHANNEL/SEARCH] to select Ch1, Ch2, Ch3 and auto-channel scrolling
display modes.
The arrow icons will indicate rising, steady or falling according to the trend of the temperature measurements in
the past hour.
Hold [CHANNEL/SEARCH] to search for RF signal from remote sensor (See “SETTING UP THE REMOTE
THERMO SENSOR”)
C) BAROMETRIC PRESSURE & LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST
A pressure sensor is built in the main unit to provide local weather forecast & pressure reading.
Press [BARO] repeatedly to show the past 12 hours of pressure measurements. “0 Hr” represents the current
pressure reading. “-1 Hr” represents the pressure reading of the past hour and so on.
Hold [BARO] to enter local pressure setting mode and set the following items in sequence.
Pressure unit (mb / hPa or inHg) > Current sea level pressure > Current local weather condition > Exit
Press [Up] or [Down] to select, press [BARO] to confirm each setting.
NOTE:
-
Please check the current sea level pressure reading of your location from weather web site
-
Please select current weather condition of your location between sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy or
stormy
-
Local weather Forecast only appears when regional forecast is out-dated for more than 10 days. “LOCAL”
icon will appear together with the local weather forecast graphic on the lower left of the display
D) PRESSURE BAR CHART
The pressure bar chart shows the historical sea level pressure trend of the past 12 hours.
4-DAY REGIONAL FORECAST INFORMATION
MAIN UNIT’S DISPLAY
When your PC is online, 4-day regional forecast data will be updated from the Internet automatically and send
to the main unit wirelessly via the PC transmitter
REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST
4-day regional weather forecast with 28 different weather symbols
PC Program
Main Unit
Description
Clear
Mostly cloudy with
thunderstorms
Partly cloudy
Overcast
Partly cloudy with light rain
Overcast with light rain
Partly cloudy with light sleet
Overcast with light sleet
Partly cloudy with light snow
Overcast with light snow
Partly cloudy with showers
Overcast with showers
Partly cloudy with sleet
showers
Overcast with sleet showers
Partly cloudy with snow
showers
Partly cloudy with
thunderstorms
Overcast with snow
showers
Overcast with rain
Mostly cloudy
Overcast with sleet
Mostly cloudy with light rain
Mostly cloudy with light sleet
Mostly cloudy with light
snow
Mostly cloudy with showers
Mostly cloudy with sleet
showers
Mostly cloudy with snow
showers
Overcast with snow
Overcast with
thunderstorms
NOTE: If your PC is not online for more than 10 days, today’s regional weather forecast will be replaced by local
weather forecast measured by the built-in pressure sensor and the “LOCAL” icon will appear.
B) HIGH / LOW TEMPERATURE FORECAST
Press [C/F] button to select degree C or F
To view the high & low temperature for the next 3 days, press [MODE] repeatedly until HI & LO icons appear
C) AVERAGE HUMIIDTY FORECAST
Average humidity forecast is located next to the RH% icon.
To view the average humidity for the next 3 days, press [MODE] repeatedly until “RH%” icon appears
D) CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION
The chance of precipitation in term of percentage is displayed next to the “PRECIP” icon.
To view the precipitation forecast for the next 3 days, press [MODE] repeatedly until “PRECIP” icon appears
E) MAXIMUM UV INDEX FORECAST
The maximum UV index forecast is located next to the “UVI” icon
To view the maximum UV forecast for the next 3 days, press [MODE] repeatedly until “UVI” icon appears
UVI 1 to 2:
Maximum UV level is low. Low danger to the average person
UVI 3 to 5:
Maximum UV level is moderate. Moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure
UVI 6 to 7:
Maximum UV level is high. High risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure
UVI 8 to 10:
Maximum UV level is very high. Very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure
UVI 11 to 15:
Maximum UV level is extreme. Extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure
F) AVERAGE WIND SPEED & WIND DIRECTION FORECAST
Average wind speed & direction forecast is shown next to the “WIND” icon.
Press [▲/WIND] to select wind speed unit between km/h, m/s, knots & mph.
16 wind directions resolution: N for north, S for south, SW for south-west and so on
To view the wind speed/direction forecast for the next 3 days, press [MODE] repeatedly until “WIND” icon
appears
G) RF RECEPTION STATUS
The icon shows the RF connection status between the main unit and the PC transmitter.
Main unit is successfully synchronized to the PC transmitter and is receiving weather data from
PC transmitter periodically.
Flashing indicates the main unit is searching & receiving RF signal from PC transmitter
Fail to receive RF signal from PC transmitter
(see “ESTABLISH RF CONNECTION WITH MAIN UINIT” section to reconnect the PC transmitter)
H) LAST UPDATE OF REGIONAL FORECAST
It shows the last update of regional forecast from the Internet.
“LAST UPDATE: TODAY”:
regional forecast is updated today from the Internet
“LAST UPDATE: -1 DAY”:
regional forecast is updated yesterday from the Internet
…. and so on
If your PC is not connected to the Internet for more than 10 days, it will show “LAST UPDATE: -- DAY” and the
regional weather forecast will be replaced by the local weather forecast measured by the built-in pressure
sensor. The rest of the forecast information such as temperature, humidity, chance of precipitation, UVI & wind
forecast will show “ - - “ until the PC is connected to the Internet again.
TIME
A) NETWORK TIME (Auto-synchronized clock)
The clock on the main unit is synchronized to the Internet network time automatically and is adjusted for optimal
accuracy.
NOTE:
-
If your PC is not connected to the Internet for a long period of time, the clock display may not be accurate
-
You may set the time offset (+/- 0.5, 1, 1.5 or 2 hours) of your home city in the PC program to adjust DST &
time zone if necessary and the time on your main unit will be updated accordingly
Hold [CLOCK] on the main unit to set the 12/24 hour format, press [▲] or [▼] to select and press [CLOCK] to
confirm. The “M” & “D” icons will flash, press [▲] or [▼] to select day/month or month/day format for the
calendar. Press [CLOCK] to confirm and exit.
B) SUNRISE / SUNSET TIME
To view the sunrise and sunset time of your home city, press [CLOCK] button repeatedly until the respective
“SUNRISE” or “SUNSET” icon appears
C) ALARM TIME
Press [ALARM] button to view the alarm time and “AL“ icon will appear. Press [ALARM] again to enable &
disable the alarm. “
“ icon appears when alarm is enable. Press [CLOCK] to return to time display
Hold [ALARM] for 3 seconds to enter alarm setting mode. Press “▲”or “ ▼” to enter the desired Hr/ Min values
and press “ALARM“ to confirm setting. When alarm is going off, press [ALARM] to stop alarm for one day. Press
[MODE/SNOOZE/LIGHT] to activate snooze function
D) MOON PHASE
Moon phase is displayed according to the current calendar automatically
E) CALENDAR
Press [CLOCK] repeatedly to show the time with day-of-the-week or seconds
Calendar can be displayed in day/month or month/day format. See section A “NETWORK TIME” for setting.
DISPLAY BACKLIGHT
Once the adapter is connected, the backlight will be turned on continuously.
Press MODE/SNOOZE/LIGHT for an extended backlight if adapter is not connected.
LOW BATTERY INDICATION
Low battery indication is available for the main unit, remote thermo sensors & the PC transmitter. Replace the
batteries and follow the setup procedure in this instruction manual
Low battery indicator
Main unit:
Next to the “IN” icon
Remote thermo sensor:
Below the “CH 1 2 3” icon
PC Transmitter:
Below the RF indicator
PC TRANSMITTER
PC transmitter comes with a blue light bar. You may disable or enable the continuous light bar function by
holding the [TRANSMIT] button on the PC transmitter.
Press [TRANSMIT] to enforce transmitting RF weather data to the main unit.
See “PC TRANSMITTER & PROGRAM INSTALLATION” section to set up the PC transmitter
NOTE: To run the PC program, ensure that your PC transmitter is connected properly to the PC via an USB port
PC PROGRAM
After installation, a small toolbar icon of your PC program appears on the lower right of the Window indicating
your program is running and it will automatically access 4-day forecast information when your PC is online. You
may open the above PC program window by double clicking this toolbar icon to view the full details.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If the toolbar icon disappears, your PC program is terminated and no longer access the
weather information from the Internet. Restart the program again.
HOME WEATHER
SETTING
Click [SETTING…] to set the home city’s location & unit/time format. Click [SET LOCATION] to set your home
location. Click [SAVE] to save your setting and exit. The forecast information will be updated on your PC
program according to your new home location and send to your main unit automatically.
UPDATE FORECAST
Click [UPDATE FORECAST] to manually receive 4-day forecast from the Internet and display on the program
SEND TO RECEIVER
Click [SEND TO RECEIVER] to manually send the 4-day forecast data to the main unit via the PC transmitter.
It may takes more than 10 minutes to 1 hour to update all of the 4-day forecast data on the main unit.
CITY 1, 2, 3 & 4
SELECT LOCATION
Beside your home city, you can preset & monitor the regional forecast of up to 4 different cities on your PC
program
-
Click to select “CITY 1”, “CITY 2”, “CITY 3” or “CITY 4” on the top of the program
-
Click [SET LOCATION] to select the location
-
Click [SAVE] to save & exit the setting. The PC program will automatically update the 4-day forecast of your
selected city from the Internet
-
To view the weather forecast of your preset city list, click the corresponding city number
NOTE: The forecast information of city 1, 2, 3 & 4 will not be sent to your main unit
UPDATE FORECAST
Click [UPDATE FORECAST] to manually receive 4-day forecast from the Internet of your selected city.
TROUBLESHOOTING
1. Ensure that you are using Windows 2000, XP or Vista and your PC is connected to the Internet. Try
browsing through a couple of websites to make sure. You need to have Microsoft .NET Framework Version
2.0 Redistributable Package (x86) installed in your Windows in order to complete the installation of the
4-day forecast PC program. If this file was not installed in your Windows before, the PC installation program
will redirect you to the Microsoft web site for download. You may also access below web site directly.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displ
aylang=en
2. Ensure that the PC transmitter is properly connected to the USB port of your PC. Otherwise, you are unable
to run the PC program and access the 4-day forecast update from the Internet
3. Ensure that adapter is plugged into the main unit and all batteries in the main unit, PC transmitter & the
remote thermo sensor are fresh. Replace battery when the respective low battery indicator appears on the
main unit (refer “LOW BATTERY INDICATION” section)
4. If the toolbar icon of the PC program disappears on the lower right of your Window, your program is
terminated and no longer access 4-day forecast from the Internet. Restart the program again
5. In the first few minutes of the RF reception from PC transmitter, the main unit is showing data on one part of
the screen and this is normal. The rest of the screen display data will gradually appears in the next 10
minutes to 1 hour. If you have waited 1 hour or more without seeing the rest of the screen, shorten the
distance between the PC transmitter & main unit and check the battery levels. Then repeat the setup
procedure in “ESTABLISH RF CONNECTION WITH MAIN UINIT” section. If it continues to fail, try removing
the USB connection and all batteries from the PC transmitter. Reinstall the batteries and then reconnect the
USB connection again. Repeat the setup procedure in “ESTABLISH RF CONNECTION WITH MAIN UINIT”
section.
6. If the RF indicator is showing full strength
but one or more of the next 3 days’ forecast is missing on
the main unit & PC program, your PC may be offline for many days. Connect your PC to the Internet again
to receive the latest forecast update
7. If your time on the PC program & main unit is off by half an hour or more, click [SETTING…] on the PC
program and set the hour offset until the proper time is set.
8. If your city does not appear in the 20,000 city list, select the one near your home location
9. Heavy Internet traffic may slow down the respond of the server temporary. Try later if you wish to update
the forecast manually by the [UPDATE FORECAST] button.
BATTERY DISPOSAL
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Please disposal of old,
defective batteries in an environmentally friendly manner in accordance to the relevant legislation.
SPECIFICATIONS
Software
:
Compatible with Windows 2000, XP & Vista
USB
:
1.1 or above
Indoor Temperature: 0 C to + 50 C (+32 F to +122 F)
Remote sensor :
-20 C to +60 C (-4 F to +140 F)
Channel
:
Maximum 3 remote sensors
Transmission
:
Up to 100M (330 ft.) in open area
Resolution
:
0.1 degree C for temperature
Clock
:
Auto-synchronized clock from Internet, Quartz back-up
Power
:
6.0V adapter & AA x 6 pcs for main unit
AAA x 2 pcs for remote thermo sensor
AAA x 3 pcs for PC transmitter
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