About METOS® by Pessl Instruments
Pessl Instruments has been serving growers, researchers and managers in 85 countries for more than 38 years. We help them with customizable precision agriculture hardware and software solutions which cover all needs, pain points and challenges that boots on the ground face in their everyday work and we are proud to make the burden of decision making a bit lighter.
Founded in 1984, Pessl Instruments became a leading manufacturer and developer in smart technology agriculture on all continents. A complete range of wireless, solar-powered monitoring systems under METOS® brand and app FieldClimate, which was born in 2005 as the first-ever web platform for collecting and displaying agro-meteorological data, became an indispensable partner of every farmer who uses them.
METOS® by Pessl Instruments works in all climate zones and can be used in various industries and for various purposes – from agriculture to smart cities, research, hydrology, meteorology, flood warning, and more.
The revolution of decision-making for every farm
2021 – TEAM GROWTH, DAVIS INSTRUMENTS, xarvio®
Pessl Instruments team grows – joined by business growth, agronomy, engineering, IoT technology, and marketing experts. Partnership with Davis Instruments and xarvio® by BASF is signed.
2020 – EIMA AWARD, METOS® SHOP, AND PRODUCT ENHANCEMENTS
Pessl Instruments is awarded an EIMA mention award for Digital Plant Protection. FieldClimate v-2 for the Android operating system is launched. New partnerships are announced (ADAMA, Manna Irrigation, Microsoft Azure). Pessl Instruments introduces an online webshop – METOS® SHOP. miniMETOS is added to the portfolio.
2018 – INSECT RECOGNITION AND COOPERATION WITH JOHN DEERE iSCOUT® – Optical high-resolution camera system for insect recognition is embedded inside insect trap, to remotely monitor insect pressure at fields. The beginning of cooperation with John Deere – the integration of hardware for John Deere Operations Center.
2017 – THE NEW WEB PRESENCE AND COOPERATION WITH SAP Pessl Instruments online platform – FieldClimate gets the new look and feel, as well as other online and mobile applications. The beginning of cooperation with SAP – integration of METOS® to SAP Leonardo platform. The beginning of cooperation with Inmarsat.
2016 – THE LPWAN (NB-IoT and LoRa) The beginning of a collaboration with Huawei and Vodafone as the first company from the agricultural sector to work on NB-IoT. The beginning of the development of other LPWAN connectivity solutions.
2015 – 10 YEARS OF VIRAL iMETOS Flagship product iMETOS and FieldClimate celebrate 10 years. An intelligent irrigation controller ICA WIRELESS is introduced to the market. Pessl Instruments receives investment from private equity company Mountain Cleantech from Switzerland and marks the beginning of ‘New Pessl Instruments’.
2014 – CropVIEW®, µMETOS Blue; iMETEO Pro Pessl Instruments buys the majority shares in a USA distribution company (Morph20AG). CropVIEW®, the high-resolution remote crop image monitoring with RECIM technology is launched. Pessl Instruments celebrates 30 years of existence. Legacy brand µMETOS Blue with Bluetooth and modern apps and Internet connectivity is re-launched. iMETEO Pro, a completely new concept of the localized microclimatic weather forecast, crop and animal management and disease outbreak alerts based on online subscription revolutionizes the market.
2012 – MOBILE APPS METOS® goes mobile – Apps for Android and iOS are launched.
2011 – iMETOS ECO D2 iMETOS ECO D2 is launched as low cost powerful logger for soil moisture, frost warning, meter reading and rain.
2010 – iMETOS ICA iMETOS ICA, an automatic irrigation controller is developed and irrigation system gets automated intelligently via soil moisture readings.
2009 – T-monitor Pessl Instruments celebrates 25 years and launches the T-monitor for silo and grain storage monitoring.
2006 – IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT & SOIL MOISTURE New software and decision support system for irrigation management are launched. New soil moisture sensors are supported.
2005 – GOING ONLINE – FieldClimate.com THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP: METOS® goes online and creates FieldClimate. iMETOS is born and GPRS is used to transmit the data to the platform automatically and continuously.
2001-2004 In-depth market research, product development and preparations for the milestone set in 2005.
1997 – THE BEGINNING OF THE ‘WIRELESS AGE’ The beginning of ‘wireless age’ – data transfer via mobile networks using the GSM dial-in is launched.
1994 – SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS Windows graphic software and new models for disease and irrigation management are developed.
1992 – METOS® Compact METOS® Compact with a PC interface and modem dial in for remote communication was developed.
1988 – METOS® Classic New electronics and new design bring METOS® Classic – with built-in mini printer and PC Interface.
1984 – THE BEGINNING METOS® Electronic Disease Predictor for Apple Scab was made.