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You can download all the software components needed to build a Meteohub system from the download section of this web site. There is no offline distribution of Meteohub, you have to download the components (firmware and/or application).

As the firmware and operating system is a GPL product (SlugOS or Debian) you can use it free of charge as long as you do comply to GPL rules. Details about Meteohub and Open Source obligation can be found in the license section of this web site.

The Meteohub application is not published under GPL. smartbedded UG (haftungsbeschränkt) allows you to make use of the Meteohub application free of charge until a given evaluation period ends. Unlicensed copies of Meteohub are limited to have uploads to weather networks only every 6 hours, cannot store more than one graph, don't allow to store more than 3 months of weather data and will stop operation about 4 months after install or when evaluation period limit of actual version has passed. Actual evaluation period ends at 31.12.2021.

If you would like to use Meteohub beyond that date, you have to purchase a license from smartbedded UG (haftungsbeschränkt). The license gives you the right to use Meteohub and future updates on one piece of hardware. If you want to equip multiple systems with Meteohub, you need multiple licenses. Please contact smartbedded UG (haftungsbeschränkt) for details about multiple licenses.

License costs 59 Euro. License is applicable for Meteohub on hardware platforms listed below. Once license is used for activation of your hardware, activation can be migrated to new hardware by this link. To do that, system ID and activation code of current system is needed. Meteohub can be licensed to these platforms:

  • Raspberry PI
  • SheevaPlug
  • ALIX
  • VMware, generic X86 installations

Licenses for NSLU2 and iConnect are no longer offered. Both platforms are out of life for a long time now. When you have a licensed Meteohub running on NSLU2 or iConnect you can still get updates as of now. When you want to move to another, more recent platform, you can do that with the link given above.


All payment is done by a PayPal function included into the Meteohub system. Please update your Meteohub to version 5.0b (or newer) as a first step. Then go to "maintenance" page of your Meteohub and you will see a PayPal button there. Pressing the PayPal button you will be guided through the process in a few steps and after that your Meteohub is instantly licensed. In addition you will receive an invoice via email which also gives you license details like the activation code, which micght come handy, when you migrate to another platform in the future. An activated Meteohub system is working without a time limit, so it is a one-time license charge.