Innovators of Precision Barographic Systems


 model: Mintaka STAR™

Electronic Barographic System in use by the NWS VOS Program

When the National Weather Service Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Program puts faith in a barographic system it means something to not only all mariners but weather enthusiasts alike. Mintaka’s electronic barographic systems are unique in the marketplace, providing not only an alternative to barometers that are typically installed on ships, but a desired system that integrates real time information with historic data to create accurate and reliable pressure readings in a compact easy to install and use instrument. Mintaka’s products are all accompanied by the MintakaCommander Application (Mac & PC) to view, export and analyze data, update the firmware, access additional functionality and integration capabilities.

The Mintaka DUO™, Mintaka DUO+™, and Mintaka STAR™ are all available for purchase through our exclusive and highly regarded distributor – Weems & Plath. We welcome you to learn more about how Mintaka products can enhance your experience in understanding the weather around you.

Features Unique to Mintaka Products


Two independent, high-precision atmospheric pressure sensors. Pressure reading and display updates every 1 second and stored every 15 seconds.


Automatic data storage with each pressure reading including date/time, tendency, WMO/NWS Pressure Tendency Characteristic Code, GPS latitude/longitude position.


Easy product registration, installation and use. Compact design takes up little space and the display is large enough to read from across the helm.


Easily compare the pressure you see against weather map forecasted pressures. Portable or fixed location operation.


MintakaCommander Application for Mac and PC to export and analyze data, update the firmware and provide additional functionality.


Simply the best electronic barograph of its kind for the price. Made in the Pacific Northwest corner of the United States of America.

Barographic Innovation for Unique Applications

Weather Enthusiasts

A perfect automatic weather observation instrument for land-based weather as well as on the seas, Mintaka’s barographic systems provide the ability for meteorological professionals and weather enthusiasts to record accurate atmospheric pressure readings that are integrated with an Internet of Things (IoT) network. Station or Sea Level Pressure readings are calibrated in feet or meters, GPS location and ease of data access and analysis make Mintaka “an absolute must for the mariner and any land-based weather professional or enthusiast.”

National Weather Service Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Program

The NWS/VOS Program has purchased nearly 200 Mintaka instruments to assist with their program of observing the world’s weather. The US program services about one quarter of the world’s VOS fleet and data is archived for future use by climatologists and other scientists. One key feature to the NWS choosing Mintaka’s instruments was the close integration with TubroWin+ which the NWS/VOS uses to send data.


Coastal cruisers, circumnavigators, racers and commercial captains alike benefit from Mintaka’s electronic barographic systems as a sought-out alternative to factory installed barometers to predict weather conditions. Compact, easy to install and use, large display, price value, as well as the MintakaCommander application make Mintaka’s products unique for mariners of all.