InterMet Africa is a Cape Town-based company involved in the development and manufacturing of meteorological instrumentation. Founded in the 1970s, the company’s core product line has been the systems required to make atmospheric observations using balloon-borne radiosondes. A continually growing range of radiosondes, ground receiving equipment and processing software has been developed to meet the various needs of civilian, military and research users. Recent close work with a local university has led to developments that have extended the company’s influence to include rugged, automatic weather stations. Dedication to innovation and quality means that InterMet Africa has consistently produced world-class equipment for a wide range of satisfied international customers.
InterMet Africa is setting new industry standards in upper-air sounding systems. The iMet-54 radiosonde is a compact, lightweight design with outstanding sensor performance. The humidity sensor incorporates a heater to prevent icing. The temperature sensor has excellent long-term stability. A special hydrophobic coating prevents evaporative cooling of the sensor above clouds. InterMet Africa offers a comprehensive range of antenna/receiver systems ranging from compact portable to full range, roof mounted systems. A sophisticated error correction transmission scheme guarantees a reliable data link in the most challenging urban environments. Our D-Met sounding software manages all aspects of upper-air sounding operations through an intuitive user-friendly interface.
InterMet Africa offers a full complement of equipment and accessories to facilitate upper-air sounding operations:
•Certified installation and maintenance of hydrogen generators.
•Balloon inflation kits
InterMet Africa offers a complete line of high quality AWS sensors that can be selected to suit individual requirements and budgets. We offer flexible solutions - and the highest level of customer service in the industry.
The iMet-4000 automatic weather station uses an open architecture to allow for easy integration with a large range of 3rd party sensors. The AWS is of a very rugged design to allow for operation in extreme climate and weather conditions. The low maintenance design makes long term unattended operations possible. The logger configuration as well as the firmware can be updated remotely via the GSM/GPRS modem interface without the need for a site visit.
The iMet-5000 automatic rainfall station records accumulated rain fall with a tipping bucket and transmits the data at user defined intervals through a GSM/GPRS modem. The ARS is of a very rugged design to allow for operation in extreme climate and weather conditions. The low maintenance design makes long term unattended operations possible. The design features an integrated solar panel and battery charger for remote operations.