SOURCE: Weather Underground
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Weather Underground, the world's first weather website, is pleased to announce the release of a new personal weather station technology that will make it easier than ever for weather enthusiasts to report live weather data back to wunderground.com. Launched today by RainWise Inc., this new weather station package is an out-of-the-box solution for people wanting to join Weather Underground's network of over 24,000 weather stations -- the largest of its kind around the globe.
This announcement follows the launch earlier this year of Weather Underground's revolutionary forecasting technology that ingests all of the data from this network of neighborhood weather reporters to derive a customized and hyper-local forecast for each station. "This new hardware from RainWise provides a plug and play solution for anyone interested in joining our weather station network and receiving local weather forecasts for their front door," said Alan Steremberg, President and co-founder of Weather Underground. "Until now, setting up a weather station and routing the weather data to our servers was a more convoluted process. RainWise's package requires no local computer or special software."
The package includes a wireless, solar powered MK-lll-LR weather station and compact IP-100 Internet gateway which come fully assembled for quick and easy installation. The system is 'Rapid Fire' enabled with a refresh rate of just 3 seconds, so data is directly uploaded to wunderground.com in virtually real time.
"The combination of our hardware and Weather Underground's infrastructure and service is a natural fit in making wunderground.com the preferred site for our customers to supply data to," said Wayne Burnett, Chief Technology Officer of RainWise Inc. "This is the beginning of a long term relationship and future RainWise technological developments will be aligned with Weather Underground's vision to provide the most localized weather data through expansion of their global weather station network."
"These Weather Underground optimized weather stations from RainWise will accelerate the steady growth of our personal weather station network, which in turn will enable us to provide enhanced and even more reliable local forecasts for locations across the world," continues Steremberg. "There are many areas of the world in dire need of more reliable weather reporting and we hope that this new weather station technology can be part of that solution."
RainWise Inc. is offering the Weather Underground enabled package at a discounted rate for a limited time to their community. For more information on the RainWise Inc. plug and play personal weather station, go to http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/RainWise.asp.
About Weather Underground
The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. In addition to providing free weather data to millions of users around the globe, Weather Underground provides weather solutions to many of the world's largest media companies. With more than 24,000 users contributing local observations from personal weather stations, Weather Underground is able to provide up-to-the-minute weather conditions for the most finely targeted areas. Weather Underground is part of The Weather Channel Companies and is based in San Francisco.
About RainWise Inc.
An employee-owned company, RainWise Inc. manufactures professional grade meteorological equipment for consumers, enterprises, and industrial applications. RainWise Inc. incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1974, deriving its name from their original product, a tipping bucket remote reading rain gauge. That same tipping bucket technology that they invented over a quarter of a century ago is now the industry standard. RainWise's selection of more than 50 rain and temperature gauges, monitors, sensors, and related software products are proudly made right here in the United States, and are known for their exceptional durability and fine accuracy. Visit www.rainwise.com for a full listing of products.