The Boltek LD350 Lightning Detector is designed like the Stormtracker PCI, but with the portability of the LD250. The LD350 sends data through USB port and the software can display the different strike types (Cloud to ground, cloud to cloud). The LD350 has a timestamp option available to connect multiple detectors on a network for higher accuracy strike location. The LD350 does not have the ability to connect a Garmin GPS for tracking lightning while driving.
The Boltek LD250 Lightning Detector puts a live lightning map on your laptop or desktop computer via RS232 Serial COM port. Within milliseconds of a lightning strike the detector beeps and your computer displays the strike location. The LD-250's direction-finding antenna measures lightning strike direction while the LD-250's receiver estimates distance from received signal strength. Advanced signal processing in software improves distance accuracy, reducing the effects of strike-to-strike variations in strike energy.
Boltek Storm Tracker PCI Card detects lightning strikes up to 300 miles away and plots them in real time on a map of your area. StormTracker is an add-on to your windows-based PC allowing you to not only tell if lightning is near but see where it is. StormTracker's direction-finding antenna provides direction information while storm distance is calculated from received signal strength. Special processing in software reduces the effects of strike-to-strike energy variations providing more accurate distance information.