About METOS® by Pessl Instruments

Pessl Instruments has been serving growers, researchers and managers in 85 countries for more than 40 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.

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The revolution of decision-making for every farm

We help reshape agricultural practices that will have a positive impact on everyone involved – from farmers to consumers. With technologically advanced agriculture hardware & software solutions, we help farmers all around the globe make their farming profitable, efficient and sustainable.

The thought about sustainability is one of our keystones when it comes to the development of new METOS® products and solutions. With the Green New Deal, we are even more determined to continue in the direction we set out at the very beginning of the establishment – help the farmers achieve the best yield, without compromising the environment.

History

2024 – LINDSAY, iSCOUT® Mobile, SpaceCrop, Agritask, and Awards

Lindsay Announced Agreement to Acquire a Minority Interest in Pessl Instruments.
A new iSCOUT Mobile® app was created to combine digital and manual trapping techniques effortlessly.
Metos Italia Srl has been awarded the prestigious Silver Leaf Award for DropSight®.
New partnership agreement was signed between SpaceCrop and METOS Magyarország!
Agritask and Pessl Instruments announced their partnership to integrate METOS® weather stations into the Agritask platform.


2023 – Yield Prediction, Global FieldID™, Golden Jury Award, and other news

New tools and products were introduced – Yield Prediction Tool, DropSight®, Sowing Window Tool, Extreme Temperature Monitoring Tool, N-Pilot®, History & Climate page.
Pessl Instruments GmbH consolidated ownership over METOS® Canada distribution and METOS® Colombia was established.
Partherships were signed with Varda’s Global FieldID™, Lindsay, SAS Agro, DropSight, Borealis L.A.T, Raisins SA, and PepsiCo SA.
METOS POLSKA Sp. o.o. has been awarded the prestigious Golden Jury Award in the “Machinery, Equipment, and Services for Agriculture” category for FieldClimate.
METOS POLSKA Sp. o.o. proudly accepted the Innovative Gardening Product 2023 award.

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.

2019 – 35 YEARS OF PESSL INSTRUMENTS, VIRTUAL WEATHER STATIONS, LoRAIN
Pessl Instruments celebrates 35 years of establishment. It presents a new generation of weather stations -LoRAIN. Virtual weather stations are introduced to the market. Mobile application FieldClimate version 2 for iOS is launched.



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.
2013 – GOING WIRELESS
Wireless intelligent sensor mesh network is launched – complete wireless communication between the field and the smart device in your hand bring total control anywhere, anytime in near real-time. CDMA interface is launched for the USA 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.
2000 – µMETOS
µMETOS is developed. The small independent station has its own display and internal disease prediction models.



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.
1990 – METOS® DAT
METOS® DAT – DOS Software – Met8 and Met9 was made to have data on DOS PC’s linked by cable.



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.

Board of directors

Meet the team - Bernhard Kiep

Bernhard L. Kiep

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet the team - Gottfried Pessl

Gottfried Pessl

CEO & FOUNDER

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Patrick Hennings-Huep

Board of Directors

Management team

Meet the team - Gottfried Pessl

Gottfried Pessl

CEO & FOUNDER

Meet the team - Eleonora Filippi

MEng Eleonora Filippi

CPO

Meet the team - Heiner Denzer

Dr Heiner Denzer

Scientific Advisor

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Dr Michael Parth

Co-CEO & CTO

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TBA

CFO

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Benedikt Pircher

VP of Sales Europe

Middle management

Meet the team - Elisabeth Kleinhappl

Elisabeth Kleinhappl

HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION

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Junia Rojic

Project Management

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Monika Ledzion

Global Growth & Key Account Manager

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Jan Krchnak

HARDWARE TEAM LEAD

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Neza Jancic

MARKETING TEAM LEAD

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Herwig Nöst

Support Coordinator

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Silvia Körndl

Production manager

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Andreas Primas

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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Vanessa Streilhofer

KEY ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES TEAM LEAD

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Jayaram Isukapalli

DIRECTOR OF SW ENGINEERING

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