Enviromonitor (EM) is powerful weather + enviromental monitoring system also manufactured by Davis Instruments. For more details see: https://davisenviromonitors.com/

When originally introduced (in 2017), EM was primarily intended for remote installations and so was available only with an EM cellular gateway device similar to a Vantage Connect unit but using a different wireless protocol (ZigBee) to link its sensor transmitters (‘nodes’) to the master gateway. But in 2020 Davis is launching an indoor EM Live gateway similar to Weatherlink Live but able to handle the full suite of EM nodes and their sensors. So for EM systems located close to eg a farm office then the EM Live unit provides an alternative to specifying the EM cellular gateway.

EM allows a much greater number of sensors and choice of sensors to be connected into a single system – each EM node can have up to 4 sensors connected to it and the EM architecture allows an almost unlimited number of nodes to report to one gateway. The choice of sensors is much greater than with the traditional Davis VP2 systems and includes for example soil moisture/temperature/salinity sensors from multiple manufacturers, and fluid pressure, flow and level sensors amongst many others.

This KB does not cover Enviromonitor in any detail because EM systems are typically used only in commercial applications and will be supported directly by the supplying dealer. However, some sensors in EM systems are identical to those used in VP2 stations (eg a cabled VP2 ISS) and so some of the sensor troubleshooting notes here may be relevant.

Last modified: 2020/01/12

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