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MAY
28
2019

New sensor electronics for our range of pyranometers

Traditionally, pyranometer measurements were accomplished using sensors with an analog voltage output signal. From the pyranometer, this signal would be measured and recorded on a data logger ...

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MAY
27
2019

Introducing the new Nami software

As with the original exploration of the world, the dynamics and oscillations of the oceans led researchers to new discoveries. Today, as our future relies on alternative energy sources, we must shift our focus from the waves of the ocean, to the oscillations of energy emitted from the sun and attenuated by the atmosphere dynamics. For years, solar energy and atmospheric scientists have yearned for better instrumentation to measure wavelength-by-wavelength the solar energy received at the Earth’s surface. Starting decades ago, EKO Instruments was a pioneer in developing cutting edge outdoor spectroradiometers for tackling the growing complex questions of multiple user groups. Building on years of successful hardware development, EKO proudly introduces the new Nami software.

Borrowing from EKO’s Japanese origin, Nami ()is the Japanese word for wave. Nami will provide users with a software platform that is designed around optimizing the user experience. The new user interface’s design focuses on optimizing usability and interactions, resulting in a clean, simplified dashboard that enhances the user experience of our sensors. In the past, EKO relied on two separate pieces of software when working with their spectroradiometers. One for control and data acquisition (WSDaq), and another for visualizing the data (WSDisp). Nami combines these two pieces of software while adding functionality. These functionality improvements coincide with the recently introduced EKO RSB-01S rotating shadow band spectroradiometer system(s). Users will be able to measure and visualize all three components of spectral irradiance easily and simultaneously with Nami. Additional visualization capabilities include the ability to toggle between current or historical spectra quickly. While viewing the data, users can create scientific presentation quality images without moving their data to another piece of software. Reference spectra such as ASTM G173 have been loaded into the software for additional comparative tools. 

EKO is committed to providing a dynamic software platform that keeps pace with a variety of user communities. Whether you are a meteorologist, plant scientist, photovoltaic researcher, or material scientist, EKO spectroradiometers and nami software will meet your current needs and grow with your applications. New features will be incorporated into future releases of Nami intended for a variety of field applications. If you are needing to make spectral measurements, please contact your local EKO regional office and see how EKO can help solve the problems of your application.

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MAY
26
2019

Spectroradiometer research above the clouds

The continuous measurement of the direct normal, diffuse horizontal, and global horizontal 
components of spectral irradiance (DNI, DHI, GHI) is critical to many environmental science and solar ...

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FEB
13
2019

Manual control of Sun Trackers

High-precision control of the STR-32G system orientation.

Not many trackers can accomplish this task. The EKO STR-32G was selected as a platform to install solar irradiance sensors ...

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FEB
12
2019

EKO contributes to Antarctic weather observation project

The EKO sun-tracker, model STR-22G, was selected for its reliability and durability by the JMA Antarctic Observation project in 2004. Two sun-trackers are permanently deployed under extreme ...

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FEB
10
2019

ISO 9060:2018 - What has changed?

November 2018 the new edition ISO 9060:2018 was published. The nomenclature of classification has changed. Secondary standard, first class, and second class are replaced by class A, ...

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FEB
26
2020

PV & Wind Expo 2020

Tokyo Big Sight, South / West Exhibition Building
Tokyo - Japan
26 - 28 February 2020
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JAN
29
2020

Nanotech 2020

Tokyo Big Sight, West / South Halls & Conferences Tower
Tokyo - Japan
29 - 31 January 2020
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JAN
13
2020

World Future Energy Summit (WFES)

ADNEC
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
13 - 16 January 2020
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JAN
12
2020

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Boston - United States
12 - 16 January 2020
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OCT
30
2019

Solar Asset Management Europe

Booth EKO
Frankfurt - Germany
30 - 31 October 2019
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OCT
02
2019

Asiaflux 2019

EKO Booth
Takayama - Japan
02 - 04 October 2019
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