It installs simply and quickly on any flat surface using 2 (user supplied) screws. It does not require long data or USB cables. The reports are made via the integrated Wi-Fi, to any 2.4GHz access point within approximately 100m range (terrain dependent). It only requires a DC power supply (user supplied) to its 2 pin, IP68 rated connector. Thus a short wire run to the observatory is all that is required.
The instrument contains two dew/ice heaters to prevent formation on the Sky Brightness lens and the rain sensor.
Observatory Sky Monitor interfaces to ASCOM or its own native application via the Wi-Fi connection. It does not require complex IP or port settings, only a simple Access Point setup.