I was wondering why there is no station that has the lightning detector in it and connects to the PC?

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5in 1 HD with Lightning option with PC connect-ability
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Mark Kessler

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Ledrak

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Mark the new atlas series will have it the atlas 8 has the sensor in it and the atlas 7 can have it added when ever they just have not been released yet.
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George D. Nincehelser

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Just my opinion, but the market seems to be pushing companies to sell gadgets that connect directly to the internet without the need of a PC or Mac.  Acurite has been moving this way with the Access and the SmartHUB.

As such, there isn't as much push to update the "PC Connect" style displays anymore.  I'm sure some people still need that functionality, though.  About all you can do is request updated features for that line and hope.

However, with regards to the stand-alone lightning sensor, it is not compatible with the Access or SmartHUB, either.  Many are hoping it will be added to the Access sensors and myAcurite in the future.

As Ledrak points out, the only lightning sensor device that currently reports to myAcurite is the Atlas with the lightning module option installed (i.e. An Atlas "8").  It's not available for sale yet.
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Mark,

As both George and Ledrak state our Atlas 8 series will have lightning detection. It is compatible with My AcuRite but will not have a display option that would plug into the PC. You would be able to view the information on your computer via www.myAcuRite.com from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Please let us know if there is anything further we can assist you with.
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Mark Kessler

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Great, thanks.. I will look forward to it coming out.. I currently have a Boltek and when the Atlas comes out my house will be mistaken for a military command and control with multiple weather stations.. When does a hobby become a addiction?? LOL..
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Mark,

HAHA! I think you are pretty close! We appreciate your patience. We look forward to your feedback once the Atlas system is released.