The Vaisala PTB210 digital barometer is ideal for outdoor installations and harsh environments.
Can the PTB210 Barometer interface with a computer?
Yes, all PTB210 series digital barometers can be operated through computer terminal software, such as Windows Hyperterminal. A list of commands is available in the PTB210 manual.
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