Meteobridge 4.4 (Sep 17 2020, build 13754) on Observer IP PM2.5 Sensor. **solved**

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Meteobridge 4.4 (Sep 17 2020, build 13754) on Observer IP PM2.5 Sensor. **solved**

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Hi,
I purchased an Ambient Weather PM 2.5 sensor that I'm trying to log with Meteobridge and my Observer IP. I can see the sensor on the Observer IP's webpage:
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However, I don't see how to add it to logging on the Meteobridge interface:
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Is there somewhere else in the new interface that I need to add the sensor?

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Re: Meteobridge 4.4 (Sep 17 2020, build 13754) on Observer IP PM2.5 Sensor

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The air quality sensor is supported via the GW1000. I recommend adding a GW1000. The GW1000 will pick up all your existing Ambient sensors. The Meteobridge is compatible with the GW1000 with a much more reliable data connection method than using the ObserverIP.
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Re: Meteobridge 4.4 (Sep 17 2020, build 13754) on Observer IP PM2.5 Sensor

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Adding sensor on calibration screen just adds calibration options for existing sensors. You cannot define new sensors there. This is a funny try :-)

Currently the ObserverIP implementation is not supporting air quality sensors. To add this I will need remote access to a Meteobridge that has one connected. If you want to grant me remote access, please read the FAQ how to setup and send URL and password to info(at)meteobridge.com.

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Re: Meteobridge 4.4 (Sep 17 2020, build 13754) on Observer IP PM2.5 Sensor

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I'm confused... there is a post from the Meteobridge 4.0 release notes stating that the PM2.5 sensor is supported. Has there been a feature regression?
released May 22, 2019

adds support for air quality sensor PM2.5 for Ambient Weather Observer-IP. PM2.5 data is reported as template variable "air0pm" and is displayed on "Live Data" tab.
adds support for air quality reporting to weather underground and ambientweather network.

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You assume that I can remember that much detail for over a year ;-)

I will look into the code. However, I can't test as I don't have that equipment here und the login you provided does not work.

P.S.: I can confirm that it is in the code. Meteobridge's observerip module is just doing screen scraping of the web page you pictured, as observerip is not providing a proper api to get data from. If they change something by a newer firmware (to make it look nicer, for example) the Meteobridge capture code will not recognize it anymore, what is my guess about what has happened here.

When I don't get remote login, then just sending me the HTML code of the page you pictured above might already bring light into the scene. Meteobridge currently looks for a string "pm25" to sync.

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Re: Meteobridge 4.4 (Sep 17 2020, build 13754) on Observer IP PM2.5 Sensor

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I've uploaded the LiveData.html file here:
Raw HTML: https://ln.sync.com/dl/d15ce4a40/xgab9g ... d-n4uqg2gv
Integrated MHTML (images, JS, etc): https://ln.sync.com/dl/e5dbabf00/zpn55f ... x-iu77zvbn

Hopefully this will help adjust your parsing script. I believe that they added a second PM2.5 (indoor) in the most recent release of the Observer IP firmware. Maybe that is causing this issue?

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Thanks, it is as expected. They invented new names "pm25in" and "pm25out" :-)

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<tr> <td bgcolor="#EDEFEF"><div class="item_1">Outdoor PM2.5</div></td> <td bgcolor="#EDEFEF"><input name="pm25out" disabled="disabled" type="text" class="item_2" style="WIDTH: 80px" value="6.0" maxlength="8" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#EDEFEF"><div class="item_1">Indoor PM2.5</div></td> <td bgcolor="#EDEFEF"><input name="pm25in" disabled="disabled" type="text" class="item_2" style="WIDTH: 80px" value="0.0" maxlength="8" /></td> 
Please try just released update.

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We're getting closer. I can see the fields now, but I'm getting 0's for the value. Perhaps a value field parsing issue?
I'm currently only using the "pm25out" device, which in the Observer IP's interface reports currently as a value of 6.0. Meteobridge "Raw Sensor Data" tab is reporting 0.0 for both "Air" and "Air #1".
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Re: Meteobridge 4.4 (Sep 17 2020, build 13754) on Observer IP PM2.5 Sensor. **solved**

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Did this ever get resolved? I'm interested in purchasing one of these air quality sensors. Topic shows solved but can’t be certain based on the last post. Sorry...

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Re: Meteobridge 4.4 (Sep 17 2020, build 13754) on Observer IP PM2.5 Sensor. **solved**

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yes, as you can see from release notes: https://www.meteobridge.com/wiki/index.php/Forum
released September 19/20, 2020
- adds support for ObserverIP's new firmware that reports air quality for indoor (air0pm) and outdoor (air1pm) sensors.

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