Earth Networks, a global provider of hyperlocal weather intelligence today announced the creation of a new integrated service to better serve customers and partners making operational weather-related decisions. Sferic Protect combines the best of Earth Networks’ advanced lightning detection and alerting, onsite real-time weather observations, visualization tools and 24/7 meteorological event support.
Sferic Protect is a subscription-based weather intelligence solution with an advanced suite of weather management tools for emergency managers, business continuity professionals, operations directors, parks and recreation staff and others tasked with the daily management of weather concerns. It includes an onsite weather station, automated visual and audio outdoor notification system based on lightning detection, comprehensive storm visualization tools Sferic Maps and Mobile, custom severe weather alerting, plus meteorological support from Earth Networks’ staff of expert forecasters.
The VPF-730 Present Weather and Visibility Sensor from meteorological specialist Biral, has been successfully incorporated into Coastal Environmental Systems’ Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), which has recently received certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
The certification approves the Coastal AWOS, including Biral’s VPF-730, for all airports in China that require CAAC certification for their weather aviation weather monitoring systems.
Nathan Neal, Sales and Marketing Director at Biral commented, “We have a long, successful partnership with Coastal Environmental Systems and supply our sensors to help create some innovative equipment and solutions. We are especially pleased to have contributed to their AWOS that has been approved by the CAAC. This has been a long and detailed process over several years. We now look forward to many more years of successful installations”
Apogee Instruments’ Full-Spectrum Quantum Sensor is now available in two new amplified voltage outputs and a digital SDI-12 output for easy integration into systems that are not designed for millivolt signals. The sensors have been designed to have all the circuitry inside the head, the same as our un-amplified sensor (SQ-500), allowing them to remain rugged and waterproof. The amplified models include the SQ-512 with a 0-2.5 V output and the SQ-515 with a 0-5 V output. The SQ-521 is a digital sensor that uses SDI-12 communication protocol.