AWI MetObserver System Bound for Afghanistan Airport

Sacramento, CA (May 28, 2008)All Weather, Inc. (AWI), a leading manufacturer of weather information systems and meteorological sensors, will be installing its new MetObserver weather monitoring system at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan this summer. The MetObserver system, developed by AWI, is an unmanned system that provides up-to-the-minute weather data to airport personnel and pilots. The system incorporates a hot-swap feature and a backup UPS and battery array to ensure the system remains in service around the clock.

The MetObserver system is ICAO compliant and has been designed in close cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation of Afghanistan. A prized feature of the MetObserver system is its highly configurable, server-based display network. Displays can be customized to suit the needs of specific users and groups, eliminating screen clutter by providing only essential information.

The MetObserver maintains an ongoing record of weather data, as well as generating reports for analysis and output over a number of data networks, including AFTN and ATIS.

Included in the MetObserver system are sensors for measuring wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rainfall, and barometric pressure. The Kabul Airport system will also be outfitted with AWI’s Laser Ceilometer and Dual-Technology Visibility 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 three layers of clouds above an airport. Dual-Technology Visibility Sensors are installed alongside the airport’s runway, and work in concert 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 2000 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, see

For further information, contact:
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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