SONA device

SONA allows capturing, classifying and processing all-sky images, covering 180°+ field of view. Its robust design with compact dimensions, a complete new embedded system and new internal sensors for different applications provide high reliability in harsh environmental conditions.

Its robust design, with a totally complete new external case made of highly durable materials and their new internal sensors for daylight or night applications, allows to reach an accurate level of results in cloud observation and analysis. Our new range of devices are controlled by own-designed software with new features and additional algorithms for AOD studies.

SONA can be customized on-demand depending on the type of application for its final deployment such as, cloud reporting in airports, cloud and solar radiation nowcasting which can be combined with satellite images for PV plants, CSP and CPV, sky watching in astronomy, cloud observation for tourism industry, etc.

SONA 201D

This model is the perfect version for solar solutions such as scientific research centers, Concentrated Solar Plants, Thermosolar and PV Solar Energy generation. The development of new algorithms features the possibility of some add-ons related to cloud and radiation nowcasting.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Camera Resolution of 2MP
  • Daylight Cloud Detection System
  • CMOS Sensor 2MP, 16 bits RAW for HDR images, configurable frame rate (>0,5 FPS).
  • Output: 8bit PNG (or as required) HDR, 8 bit PNG with cloud mask.
  • Borosilicate dome, 3mm thickness and high optical quality.
  • IP68 Case.
  • 15 meters of Output cable for power supply and communications.
  • PoE connection to the local network.
  • Included: Embedded system (Note, this is IP54) for picture acquisition, database and control.

SONA 501D

This model is a premium version of all our range of SONA devices. It is a high-end solution with cutting edge technology for daylight application with all relevant features with a compact dimension and highest camera resolution of all our range of products. This model allows further improvements related to cloud and/or radiation nowcasting.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Camera Resolution of 5MP
  • Daylight Cloud Detection System
  • CMOS Sensor with RGB filters
  • Borosilicate dome, 3mm thickness and optical quality.
  • IP68 Case.
  • 15 meters of Output cable for power supply and communications.
  • Included: Embedded system (Note, this is IP54) for picture acquisition, database and control.

SONA 501N

This model is a premium version of all our range of SONA devices. It is a high-end solution with cutting edge technology for night application with all relevant features with a compact dimension and highest camera resolution of all our range of products. This model allows further improvements related to cloud and/or radiation nowcasting.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Camera Resolution of 5MP
  • Night Cloud Detection System
  • CCD Sensor with RGB filters
  • Borosilicate dome, 3mm thickness and optical quality.
  • IP68 Case.
  • 15 meters of Output cable for power supply and communications.
  • Included: Embedded system (Note, this is IP54) for picture acquisition, database and control.