Following the Call for Tender declared by Tuscany Region, Regional Hydrological Office, for “design and execution of works concerning the service of technological update and upgrade, and maintenance of the environmental data monitoring network for the Regional Tuscany Hydrological Service (SIRT) for the period up to 31.12.2018””, past 18th April 2013 SIAP+MICROS undersigned the contract with the Commitment, being the SIAP+MICROS’ offer the best one both from a technical and an economical point of view, among all the ones which took part in this procedure.
The awarded project is one of the most important even realized in Italy, both for the technological innovation and for the quantity of stations constituting the measuring network. The special technical tender, and accordingly the project, have been very innovative rather than what formerly realized in this sector. For the first time the Administrative Office strictly required, in a clear and mandatory way, the supplies and communication protocols which are going to be used, should extremely guarantee the openness of the whole system. This “openness” must be gained by the use of freely programmable data logger, by radio apparatus able to use standard communication protocol, and open source software apt for the central room software (GNU GPL3 license). The whole set will allow the Administration, in the future, freedom in network management and in assignment of maintenance activities regardless of installed technologies. In particular, the project foresees:
• Technological upgrade of the acquisition and communication system of 321 meteo-hydro-precipitation stations in tele-measuring (Radio UHF and xG unit), of which 34 to be moved in new locations;
• Update of 60 traditional stations (mechanic), with conversion into automatic stations;
• Maintenance for the entire duration of the contract for the whole network.
Beside this, from a merging point of view, the regional hydrological Service decided to swallow in the project even the reactivation and maintenance of the Sea Network of Tuscany Region, formed by a couple of ondametric buoy and related coastal centers, beyond 2 current meter. This last activity foresees:
The whole will be fulfilled with guarantee of performance level, both in terms of data security and acquisition time in central room of an absolute reference in an international level (in the case of a proprietary UHF radio network). In less than a minute more than 300 stations will be acquired by the central room!
We consider this project as the referral for the upgrading and development of the network in Italy and we are proud of give contribution to the fulfillment of the project itself.