Meteorological, hydrological, radiological and other environmental data can be useful only after they reach the end-users. Information and communication technologies have never been more important in the world of hydrological monitoring.

IMS4 UDCS is a data collection and switching system built on the field proven IMS4 platform for meteorological, hydrological, radiation and environmental data acquisition and remote system maintenance.

WMO Message Collection and Switching Capabilities

The IMS4 UDCS supports wide choice of protocols defined
by the WMO Manual on the GTS:
  • SOH/ETX protocol for serial lines as defined by the WMO
  • FTP file transfer (different formats)
  • TCP/IP sockets as defined by the Attachment II/15 of the WMO Manual on the GTS
  • E-mail
  • AFTN gateway

OGC Formats, Image and Non-WMO Data Processing

The UDCS supports numerous proprietary protocols and formats for communication with automatic weather, hydrological and environmental stations and data loggers, as well as for data distribution and exchange:
  • OGC WaterML, NetCDF, OpenMI
  • Text log-files (user configurable formats)
  • National and/or international formats (EURDEP, ANSI, N42.42)
  • NWP model outputs
  • Dispersion model outputs
  • Radar, Satellite images
  • JPEG/PNG/other image formats, MPEG videos

Supported Interfaces

  • Web services
  • LAN/WAN/VPN, Ethernet, GPRS/GSM
  • File based data transfer (file, FTP, sFTP, scp)
  • Proprietary (MicroStep-MIS, PAKBUS)
  • Asynchronous leased lines
  • and dial-up lines with dial-in, dial-out options (both periodical and manual)

IMS UDCS - Product sheet