Setting up device - GroundCast

Vaisala GroundCast Setup and Removal Guide

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To set up the device:

  1. Prepare the device before going to the installation location.
  2. Activate the device using the Vaisala Cast™ Connect mobile application.
  3. Drill a hole for the device.
  4. Install the device at the installation location.
  5. Complete the installation.


Included in the product
  • GroundCast sensor and a micro-SIM card

    Do not remove the sleeve from around the sensor!

  • Sealant pack (2 pcs)

    Installation of 1 device requires 1 - 2 sealant packs

  • Installation kit (1/customer):
    • Adjustment block
    • Device holder
    • Dummy block
    • Sealant applicator


Other needed equipment
  • Android phone with NFC reader (near‑field communication, NFC)
  • Vaisala Cast Connect mobile application
  • Drilling tools

    • Borehole drilling machine for road
    • Drill bit
      • Diameter 60 mm (2.4 in)
      • Length 360 mm (14.2 in)
  • Knife
  • Hammer
  • Cloth (for drying the installation hole)
  • Road safety equipment
  • Protective clothing (PPE)
  • Water for drilling asphalt
  • Filler sand