The ATASSplus control software from TechnoAlpin is continually being enhanced to provide customers with easy-to-use and resource-friendly control of their snow-making equipment. That’s innovation: The snowmaking equipment can be monitored and controlled from a smartphone, tablet, notebook or desktop. In addition, the software can also provide an accurate 10-day weather forecast to help with efficient planning of snowmaking.
The simple and user-friendly presentation is especially useful for management when it comes to planning and thus helps when deciding when to open the slopes.
Snowmaking goes mobile
Until now, snowmaking equipment at ski resorts was controlled on site from one or more PCs. This meant the snow team had to stay in the one location to switch on and off, monitor and control the equipment.
To give snow-making managers more flexibility, TechnoAlpin has enhanced its ATASSplus control software to make it compatible with smartphones. This allows the resort’s snowmaking team to control and monitor all their snowmaking equipment from an Android smartphone. TechnoAlpin has revolutionized the control of snowmaking equipment! All key functions of the snow gun can be operated easily no matter where you are, via the user-friendly graphics on the smartphone:
- full system inspection
- switch the system or a single snow gun on and off
- display and full monitoring of machine rooms
- full overview of the system, plus water, air and power consumption
- list of faults
Accurate weather predictions for resource- and cost-saving snowmaking
The temperature and weather conditions can vary considerably in ski resorts because of micro-climatic factors that prevail in mountainous regions. It is rare for all snow guns to be exposed to the same weather environment. Regional weather services do not provide ski resorts with sufficient information for snowmaking. This gives rise to planning uncertainty, snow guns are used under the wrong weather conditions, or additional personnel are needed to keep an eye on the complex weather situation across the entire resort area.
TechnoAlpin takes skilled action to handle this problem: a weather station is installed on each snow gun to very accurately collect all weather data relevant for the snow guns, integrate it in the ATASSplus software and store it. Collaboration with Europe’s largest private weather service, MeteoGroup, means the collected data are analyzed professionally and combined with meteorological model data. This results in pin-point accurate and precise weather forecasts especially for snow-gun use, even when there are large temperature differences in the ski resort. Only local measurements can yield local forecasts.
The accurate weather forecasts for up to 10 days help in deciding where it is efficient to deploy snow-making equipment and personnel, and assist management in selecting the right date for opening the ski slopes.
These new updates are available: … from ATASSplus version 2015 and with update agreement!
Order now and test the weather module until 31.01.2016 – FREE OF CHARGE!