January 2024

Dear monitoring professionals,

It is with great pleasure that I’m presenting our first ever newsletter. Obscape is currently going through a number of exciting developments, which we would love to share with you.

The year 2023 has brought us interesting new products, beloved new clients and fascinating projects. Now that the year is drawing to a close, our Durban office is preparing its move to a splendid new facility.

Keep reading for the details. We hope to hear from you soon!

Warm regards,

As we come to terms with the reality of a new year, it’s important to reflect on the progress we made last year. Obscape achieved a significant sales increase, a testament to the strong support from our customers and our alignment with the evolving needs in environmental monitoring. This growth enabled us to expand our team in both manufacturing and administration, enhancing our expertise and capacity.

A pivotal aspect of our progress was the transition to a new, larger factory. This move, driven by the need for increased production capacity and advanced research facilities, has set the stage for more efficient production processes and an ability to meet the escalating demand for our systems.

This year, our primary focus is on continual enhancement of our technical capabilities and operational efficiency. These improvements are critical for meeting customer expectations in terms of product quality and delivery lead times.

We are also gearing up to tap into new market opportunities, particularly in the marine monitoring sector. The products we are developing are aimed at addressing unmet needs in this field, and we anticipate sharing more details later in the year.

A heartfelt thank you to our customers – your engagement, feedback, and loyalty are invaluable. Your support fuels our passion for innovation and excellence. Equally as important, I extend my gratitude to the entire Obscape team. Your dedication and talent are the cornerstones of our success.

Together, let’s make 2024 a year of growth, innovation, and shared success.

Zane Thackeray
Obscape director


With a cutting-edge design and packed with the latest technology, Obscape wave buoys are rugged and engineered to deliver accurate and real-time full wave spectrum reporting.  

Both OBS-BUOY7W and OBS-BUOY400 wave buoys are affordable, easy to transport and include unrestricted free and secure use of the Obscape Data Portal.

But how do they differ, and which wave buoy is best for me?

This comprehensive overview aims to guide your decision between the OBS-BUOY7w and OBS-BUOY400, considering the specific requirements of your project and deployment environment.


Powered by solar panels charging a 18650 Li-on rechargeable battery, the OBS-BUOY7w ensures continuous operation with minimal maintenance. Its versatile communication capabilities include Cellular, Satellite, and Hybrid modes, offering deployment flexibility in various environments. satellite-enablement enables communication on  farshore deployments and areas with poor cellular reception, ensuring global data coverage. With features included like data backup on a 64G micro SD card, marine LED, 5000 satellite transmission credits, and 3 months line rental the OBS-BUOY7w stands as a reliable and comprehensive solution for offshore construction projects, renewable energy farms, aquaculture initiatives, environmental surveying, to name a few.

Features and Benefits:

  • Real-time full wave spectrum reporting
  • Solar-powered with a rechargeable battery
  • Versatile communication modes: Cellular, Satellite, and Hybrid
  • Global coverage with satellite-enabled capabilities
  • Data backup on a 64G micro SD card
  • Inclusion of 5000 satellite transmission credits and 3 months of free satellite line rental
  • Secure and free-to-use Data Portal with API forwarding options


The most afforadble wave buoy in its class! A robust solution that packs a punch. Designed for accurate and reliable wave spectrum reporting, paralleling the OBS-BUOY7w’s capabilities. It operates on 8 x D Cell Lithium Batteries, ensuring long-lasting depoloyments with up to 12 months power, and the option to use Alkaline batteries for quick deployment. The buoy is cellular-enabled, providing low-cost SIM data transfer in coastal waters. The purchase of the OBS-BUOY400 includes 1x Global SIM card loaded with 100 EUR of cellular data, covering an average of 6-12 years of data usage globally. Featuring data backup on a 64G micro SD card, a Sea Surface Sensor, and minimal maintenance requirements, the OBS-BUOY400 is a reliable and cost-effective choice for wave measurement projects including a capacity for deployment in extreme latitudes and locations where solar powered buoys cannot venture.

Features and Benefits:

  • Real-time full wave spectrum reporting
  • Battery-powered with options for Alkaline batteries
  • Cellular enabled for reliable communication near the coast
  • Inclusion of 1x Global SIM card with 100 EUR of cellular data
  • Sea Surface Sensor as a standard feature
  • Secure and free-to-use Data Portal with API forwarding options

So, which is best for you?

Get in touch with us here at Obscape to discuss which wave buoy you need.


Obscape are proud to introduce their newest addition to the PTM product line: the GPS Tracker.

Obscape have invested in a brand new production facility in uMhlanga South Africa. The wheels of production have started turning and we are ready to go!

The move has resulted in a serious upgrade of our production line and an expansion of our production team. With better production facilities and more manpower, Obscape will continue its ongoing growth trajectory, resulting in shorter lead times and the capacity to invest more manhours for product enhancement and new developments.

In addition, production line efficiency will be increased with new protocols to further improve an already high quality product offering, whilst minimising rework and enable a bigger stock holding capacity.

This means our customers can expect the same high level of quality with the added capability for fulfilment of large orders with shorter lead times to meet demanding project deadlines.


The Obscape price list is available on request from info@obscape.com or your local Obscape representative

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