Kestrel 3rd Party Software and Applications

The Kestrel with Bluetooth® wireless data transfer series is capable of running on various software platforms. That means now there are more ways to use Kestrel weather data to fit your needs. Storm tracking, shooting applications, HazMat plume modeling, fire behavior models and much more!

We are open and excited to work with you to either assist you in troubleshooting your connectivity issues OR get started on pairing the Kestrel wirelessly with your software.

If you are a software developer and would like to find out more about software integration with the Kestrel Bluetooth® low energy wireless data transfer series, please download our Kestrel Communications Protocol Application. You may also contact us at techsupport@nkhome.com or (610) 447-1555 to request the necessary paperwork needed to obtain a copy of our Communications protocol.

Below is a list of our fully integrated software and app partners. Join the wireless weather data wave!


Pendragon Forms

(Compatible with Kestrel 5000 Series and DROP)

Pendragon Forms is a rapid mobile development platform allowing organizations to efficiently create offline mobile data collection solutions. Pendragon has established itself as a leader in mobile data solutions for 20 years. We work with various industries including agriculture, wildlife, forestry, warehouses, healthcare and medicine, state and federal agencies, among others. Pendragon has also been utilized by over 30% of the Fortune 500 companies for their mobile data collection needs. It is a perfect fit for those who need to capture data in remote locations or where WiFi is unavailable. Pendragon offers a platform for simple form creation, as well as advanced scripting options, and has built-in functionality for image capture and GPS. Pendragon also has the ability to integrate with central databases and offers a wide range of customization.

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Our Kestrel integration allows you to design a form within minutes that connects to your Kestrel device (5000 series , DROP). With this integration, you can pull in weather readings to capture all critical field data in context and later sync to your central database. If needed, you can trigger alerts and events based on Kestrel environmental readings, perform calculations, or direct the user to follow up questions conditionally on the weather readings.

Pendragon Forms is offered as a monthly cloud solution or can be purchased as an On Premise solution. Our team also offers various levels of customization as it relates to form building, integration, and technical assistance. Sign up for a free 14 day trial today.
https://pendragonforms.com

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Blueforce Shared Weather Intelligence System

(Compatible with Kestrel 4000 Series, 5000 Series, and all DROPs)

The Shared Weather Intelligence System by Blueforce measures a multitude of important weather telemetry that includes wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) using a dry bulb (DB), globe temperature (GT), and relative humidity (RH) sensor. Wind speed and wind direction provide manned and unattended real-time awareness where plume intelligence is critical to life safety.

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Readings from the Kestrel device are monitored in real-time using a free software plugin running with the Blueforce Tactical for Android (BTAC) product. The system automatically transmits readings via BTAC to any and all subscribed Blueforce users providing an additional layer of life safety to those who protect our cities and nation.

Supported Devices: Windows Mobile 5.x/6.x, Windows XP/Vista/7, Android 2.2, iOS

For more information, visit https://www.blueforcedev.com

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Crew Chief Pro 7.5

(Compatible with Kestrel 4000 Series ONLY)

Drag Racing: A 350 Mile Per Hour Math Problem -- Let us help you figure it out.

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Crew Chief Pro 7.5 is the ultimate Drag Racing Software for use with sportsman and Nitro Pro racers. We will make your racing life easier than ever before. Speed, Accuracy, and knockout Graphics make using Crew Chief Pro 7.50 -- Fun! We have spared no expense on development. We invested in the best development language, hired the best and brightest consultants, and even consulted with Math Professors to find every improvement we could. We are relentless in our efforts to make our Crew Chief Software the best it could be.

Crew Chief Pro mathematically predicts performance based on changes in weather conditions, even including wind speed and wind direction for both 1/4 Mile and 1/8th Mile. We can compare and analyze runs, search, print reports and more.

We have "Finish Line Manager", which is a driver aid tool that will tell you how many feet from your opponent you should be at the 330ft, 660ft, and 1000ft timers! This will make your decision to take the stripe easier! Programs integrate with the Kestrel 4 Series units only.

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

(Compatible with Kestrel 4000 Series ONLY)

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems provides the commercial off-the-shelf Automated Observation Systems (AOS). The AOS provides advanced meteorological sensor data ingest, display, and distribution to multiple customers on a worldwide basis. The system integrates data from multiple types of meteorological sensors, and presents the information in a logical format for operational users. AOS allows users to monitor real-time environmental conditions and provide critical information for both normal and extreme conditions

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Features:

  • WMO-compliant METAR/SPECI/SYNOP observations
  • Definable color-coded threshold values and visual/audible alerting
  • Raw data archive in spreadsheet CSV format
  • Graphical views allow the display of sensor data from current to up to 48 hours in the past
  • 27 thermal parameters and indices computed and displayed
  • Solar and lunar ephemeris data
  • Formatted observation distribution: (S)FTP, RS232, Email, HTTP(S), or Iridium SBD Dial-up; Text, XML, or KML formats
  • Raw data distribution: (S)FTP, RS232, or HTTP(S); AOS, XML, or KML formats
  • Quake and NAL Iridium modem interfaces
  • Supported Devices: Kestrel 4000, 4500, 4500NV
  • Programs integrate with the Kestrel 4 Series units only

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KestrelCrumbs

(Compatible with Kestrel 4000 Series ONLY)

KestrelCrumbs for Android transfers data from your Bluetooth® low energy enabled Kestrel device to your Android phone. Data downloaded to your phone can be viewed, transferred to PC, or shared with friends using external apps such as Twitter or gMail.

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Features:

  • download and organize Kestrel logged data and individual snapshots into folders (datasets)
  • view and share individual samples in a dataset with external apps
  • view and share statistics of a dataset (min / max / average) with external apps
  • customize which measurements are displayed and shared with Filters
  • export entire dataset as CSV to external storage (for transfer to PC) or via eMail attachment
  • export sqlite database to external storage for manipulation via SQL using tools like sqlite3, SQLiteSpy or R
  • manually or automatically refresh data display from Kestrel (2s, 5s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 1min)
  • manually or automatically save snapshots for any display refresh mode
  • storage capacity limited only by available *internal* storage space
  • Supported Devices: KestrelCrumbs for Android has been tested extensively on the 4500BT with firmware Iss 4.58. It is designed to work with all Bluetooth® low energy-enabled Kestrel devices including: Kestrel 4000, 4200, 4250, 4300, and 4500
  • Programs integrate with the Kestrel 4 Series units only
  • For K5 Series units Customers may integrate by using the Kestrel LiNK App.

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WeatherBird

(Compatible with Kestrel 4000 Series ONLY)

WeatherBird version 1.0 for Android allows for real time data transfer from your Bluetooth enabled Kestrel device to your Android phone or tablet, thus negating the need of taking a computer with you in the field. You can manually request data by physically swiping the screen, or shaking the Android device (Optional) . Data can also be streamed periodically by Polling the device at a selected time interval.

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Log files from your Kestrel device can be downloaded and graphed with respect to time on the Android device. Alternatively, the log files can be emailed in comma separated format (CSV) for further analysis on any computer. WeatherBird also allows for remote memory management of your Kestrel device. You can send a request to log the current data readings to the internal memory, and you can also clear the internal memory.

All of these features and more are available through a user friendly and robust graphical interface.

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Current Supported Models: K4000, K4000 NV, K4100, K4200, K4250, K4300, K4500, K4500 NV

Programs integrate with the Kestrel 4 Series units only

For K5 Series units Customers may integrate by using the Kestrel LiNK App

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