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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2019, 04:01:01 AM »
I see that the Davis 2019 catalogue has already escaped on to the web, though there's nothing officially posted from Davis as yet. I'd better wait for Davis to make their own detailed announcements, but the main news is no VP3 but one very interesting new member of the VP2 family will be launched by Q2. Oh and I'm afraid it looks like a small general price increase is in the pipeline so for anyone thinking of a Davis purchase imminently it might be in your interests to do so sooner rather than later, while existing stock/prices are available.
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2019, 11:00:02 AM »
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the Davis 2019 catalogue has already escaped on to the web,
But I can't find it :(

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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2019, 01:50:08 AM »
I had wished the VP2 console would have taken a modern twist.  that is a color display, back lighting without the diodes  and lighter.  oh well..
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2019, 10:05:45 AM »
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I see that the Davis 2019 catalogue has already escaped on to the web, though there's nothing officially posted from Davis as yet. I'd better wait for Davis to make their own detailed announcements, but the main news is no VP3 but one very interesting new member of the VP2 family
But the 2018 catalogue is a good indicator about what Davis has been and is all about https://www.davisinstruments.com/product_documents/weather/Catalogs_Brochures/Weather_Catalog.pdf
I am glad that I can have all that engineered and practical-experience technology in a home weather station.  If it is the farmer's choice, someone whose lively hood depends on it, or the academic or the daredevil, or the serious hobbyist, then Davis is my choice too! 


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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2019, 12:35:37 PM »
I see that the Davis 2019 catalogue has already escaped on to the web, though there's nothing officially posted from Davis as yet. I'd better wait for Davis to make their own detailed announcements, but the main news is no VP3 but one very interesting new member of the VP2 family will be launched by Q2. Oh and I'm afraid it looks like a small general price increase is in the pipeline so for anyone thinking of a Davis purchase imminently it might be in your interests to do so sooner rather than later, while existing stock/prices are available.
How do you know this? What is meant by "new member"?

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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2019, 02:37:37 PM »
How do you know this? What is meant by "new member"?
John is a Davis distributor so I guess he has seen the new catalogue already but will be under NDA ;)
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2019, 03:17:08 PM »
How do you know this? What is meant by "new member"?
John is a Davis distributor so I guess he has seen the new catalogue already but will be under NDA ;)
got it, thanks. But , now I'm left wondering about this "new VP2 member" and whether I should hold off and potentially buy that or just go ahead now and get a new VP2 ISS.

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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #57 on: January 04, 2019, 03:28:27 PM »
How do you know this? What is meant by "new member"?
John is a Davis distributor so I guess he has seen the new catalogue already but will be under NDA ;)
I'm left wondering about this "new VP2 member"
New console? That is what most everyone here whines about, right?

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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #58 on: January 04, 2019, 03:34:30 PM »
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But , now I'm left wondering about this "new VP2 member" and whether I should hold off and potentially buy that or just go ahead now and get a new VP2 ISS.
No need to wait..., and that will also avoid potential price increase!

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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2019, 12:23:29 AM »
If it were me, I would wait until the announcements at CES next week just in case.

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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2019, 09:48:08 AM »
No need to wait!

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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2019, 11:00:45 AM »
I don't follow half of what was just said. Is there something new coming? Post a link if so, all I see is the 2018 catalog.
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2019, 11:17:48 AM »
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Is there something new coming?
Yes something but don't get too excited...  in the 2019 catalogue :twisted:

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Post a link if so,
:|

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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2019, 11:36:57 AM »
Over my head, all I see is 2018 catalog.
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2019, 12:15:22 PM »
I think that's the joke.  It's on all of us.  2019 catalog looks just like the 2018.  In other words, nothing new...
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2019, 12:38:15 PM »
I think that's the joke.  It's on all of us.  2019 catalog looks just like the 2018.  In other words, nothing new...

Jokes on me, I guess.  :oops: Nothing was making sense.
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2019, 12:41:46 PM »
I think that's the joke.  It's on all of us.  2019 catalog looks just like the 2018.  In other words, nothing new...

My post #50 in this thread is accurate. I'm not in a position to post the link myself - the 2019 catalogue is definitely out there on the web (though not easy to find) but is not yet live on the Davis site. As someone suggested, maybe they're waiting for CES this coming week, though that's just one possibility - it often takes several weeks for the new year's catalogue to be circulated publicly.
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #67 on: January 06, 2019, 02:05:36 PM »
I think that's the joke.  It's on all of us.  2019 catalog looks just like the 2018.  In other words, nothing new...

Funny, the .PDF catalog that Google showed me on Davis' own web site was from 2016.....  #-o
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2019, 02:45:53 PM »
I think that's the joke.  It's on all of us.  2019 catalog looks just like the 2018.  In other words, nothing new...
So where did you see the 2019 catalog?

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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #69 on: January 06, 2019, 02:48:56 PM »
Found it!

Here's the 2019 Davis 'Global' Catalogue:  http://www.meteoshop.gr/datafiles/file/PR57_2019_Catalog_Global_NoPricing.pdf
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #71 on: January 06, 2019, 03:01:52 PM »
Yes, thanks for the link.

Here are the new 2019 products.
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #72 on: January 06, 2019, 03:08:57 PM »
The only significant new product is the 6100 WLL, but note that this is not due to ship until eg Spring. (and you may not have spotted but WeatherlinkIP is effectively being discontinued & replaced by WLL)

WL Cloud is just wl.com 2.0 AFAIK. And the IPM software is more a software move from a local WL add-on to bundling this same functionality into the Mobilize app.
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #73 on: January 06, 2019, 03:11:40 PM »
So it looks like Davis has finally embraced WiFi and are trying to respond to the revenue loss to all the third party wireless connectivity solutions.

So I guess you could use a Davis ISS + Weatherlink Live and "roll your own" console using a cell phone or tablet + web data. 

Any guess as to price for a VV ISS + WLL hub. (w/o console)?
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Re: Guess there's no VP3 coming
« Reply #74 on: January 06, 2019, 03:23:42 PM »
WL's third-party upload frequency to WU, CWOP, etc:

Basic (free) 15 minutes
Pro (paid) 5 minutes
Pro Plus (don't ask!) Up to 1 minute

Thanks, but no thanks.

For those hoping for a new console, note the graphical product timeline where they brag about the current eyesore as "iconic" as if it is still desirable in 2019.....  :roll:
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