Sacramento, CA (January 29, 2010)—All Weather, Inc. (AWI), a leading manufacturer of weather information systems and meteorological sensors, is working with the Nigeria Meteorological Department (NIMET) to enhance air travel safety and meteorological reporting. AWI is providing an undisclosed number of Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) and Runway Visual Range Systems (RVR) to airports throughout Nigeria. The AWOS developed by AWI is an unmanned system that provides up-to-the-minute weather data to airport personnel, pilots, and meteorological offices. The RVR system, developed by AWI provides accurate and reliable RVR values aiding in safer take off and touch down operations.
“These systems will provide around-the-clock weather to locations that until now, have had limited or no access to such information,” said Steve Glander, International Sales Manager of All Weather, Inc. “The addition of AWI’s AWOS and RVR systems to the country of Nigeria will have a direct impact on safety and efficiency for the traveling public.”
Included in AWI’s AWOS offering are sensors for measuring wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rainfall, barometric pressure and lightning detection, the Nigeria airports will also be outfitted with AWI's Laser Ceilometer and Dual-Technology Visibility/RVR Sensor.
Laser ceilometers use laser pulses and sophisticated software algorithms to "see" cloud cover, enabling them to determine the height and depth of up to four layers of clouds above an airport. A series of Dual-Technology Visibility Sensors installed alongside the airport's runway work in concert with AWI’s Ambient Light Sensor to determine Runway Visual Range (RVR), a highly accurate measure of visibility from a pilot's perspective.
About All Weather Inc.
All Weather, Inc. (AWI) is a leading developer of high-accuracy; high-dependability weather information systems that help users minimize risks in an unpredictable world. The company provides AWOS aviation weather systems and air traffic control display systems, as well as a wide range of high-accuracy meteorological sensors and systems, including laser ceilometers, runway visual range systems, lightning detection sensors, and a variety of other meteorological sensors. AWI’s ASOS, AWOS, and AWSS systems meet the stringent standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and FAA. AWI has installed more than 2,800 high-end automated weather systems around the globe, working with such leading authorities as the U.S. National Weather Service, FAA, ICAO, WMO and commercial users around the world. For more information, visit www.allweatherinc.com.
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Steve Glander, International Sales All Weather, Inc.
1165 National Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834 USA
+1 916.928.1000, Fax: +1 916.928.1165
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