An ‘upload device’ is whatever device or mechanism is used to upload weather data to weatherlink.com. This upload device could be (currently) one of seven types:
- Weather Live
- The Weatherlink for Window program running on a Windows PC
- A third-party logger like Meteobridge Nano emulating one of the above mechanisms
- A Connect cellular gateway
- An Enviromonitor cellular gateway
- The new 6805 Enviromonitor IP gateway
We need to talk about the upload device rather than an ISS type because a Vue or VP2 ISS and other VP2 supplementary sensors and transmitters could in principle be attached to any one of the above upload devices. (Enviromonitor devices obviously have a much wider range of attached sensors.) And different upload devices have access to different features on the weatherlink.;com platform so it’s important to be clear about the type of upload device in use’
In other words, it’s the upload device that defines the type of station account at weatherlink.com rather than whether it might have Vue or VP2 or other sensors. And, in the context of weatherlink.com, it makes more sense to talk about eg a Weatherlink Live or Connect or EM station rather than, say, a VP2 or Vue station.
From time to time a user may need to migrate a station account from one type to another. These migrations will be of two types – like-for-like or different types. Like-for-like will typically be where an existing upload device has become damaged or faulty or maybe a logger update is needed because of the incompatible logger issue.