WeatherBug and Signera Team to Provide Country Clubs and Resorts with Digital Signage Incorporating Live Weather

Club and Resort Management Can Keep Members and Guests In-the-Know on Weather Conditions on Property

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) World Conference and Club Business Expo - Orlando – February 24, 2011 — Earth Networks, the provider of WeatherBug® products and services and operator of the largest weather observing and lightning network, and Signera, makers of web-administered digital sign applications, announce a new option for country clubs and resorts that want to easily provide live, local weather information from the club or resort property to members and guests. Thanks to a new partnership between WeatherBug Professional and Signera, clubs and resorts now have the ability to display the most local and live weather information – such as current conditions, forecasts, HD images, radar and severe weather alerts – available using high-quality, cost-effective digital signage from Signera.

Once only available to the largest resorts and hotels, digital signage has now become a realistic alternative to expensive printed materials. Creating attention-grabbing displays that include video, stills, TV and cable feeds, sound and data – and now the most precise weather information – is easy and straightforward with the web-administered digital sign application from Signera. Club and resort information and weather can even be displayed on digital signage with interactive touch screens. Signera provides its solution to hundreds of organizations that include golf clubs and resorts across North America.

The partnership between the two companies enables country clubs and resorts to provide members and guests with critical, property-specific information to help management, members and guests make more informed decisions.

In addition to the integration with Signera,  the WeatherBug Club Safety solutions suite of lightning detection and severe weather monitoring and alerting tools provide country clubs, resorts and outdoor facilities management with the most real-time data sets to keep members, staff and guests safe and informed. The suite includes the following components:

A Professional-grade WeatherBug Weather Station and Lightning Sensor

o    Provides the most advanced warning of lightning and severe weather,
o    Detects in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning well beyond that of existing networks and single-node “prediction” or traditional detection systems, and
o    Records numerous other weather measurements and parameters, including wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity and rainfall, in real tim

Advanced Alerting Systems


o    Sends severe weather and lightning alerts where they are needed: Mobile devices, computers, indoor alerting beacons and now outdoors with the new WeatherBug Outdoor Alerting System,
o    Includes user-defined thresholds and proximity limits, and
o    Provides all-weather, real-time visualization though a web- and GIS-based solution. 

Outdoor Alerting System

o    Patented design represents a new generation in omni-directional electronic sirens and is made from professional-grade components that operate in a wide temperature range, making it virtually maintenance free.
o    Features 110 dBA horn units equipped with 170,000 peak candela strobe lights, which provide high-decibel output, attention-getting signals for maximum coverage from single or multiple siren sites.

“WeatherBug solutions and technology, combined with digital signage from Signera, provide club and resort management and their members and guests an additional, very convenient way to stay informed about local weather conditions,” said Frank McCathran, WeatherBug Club Safety Director, Earth Networks. “Digital signage from Signera is a strong complement to WeatherBug Club Safety solutions, which are designed to help facilities enhance the member and guest experience, while at the same time dramatically improve the safety of their staff, members and guests on the golf course, at the club, and on resort grounds by providing advanced alerting of severe weather.”

“By providing an engaging, dynamic and cost-effective platform that is easy to use by the staff, Signera digital signage is changing the way club managers communicate with their members and guests,” adds David Fields, President, Signera.  “The addition of WeatherBug Club Safety Solutions and the vast array of weather products available provide managers a new way to ensure their comfort and safety.”

Frank McCathran and David Fields will be on hand to discuss WeatherBug Club Safety and Signera digital signage solutions at the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) World Conference and Club Business Expo in Orlando on February 26-27, booth numbers 203 and 201.

About Earth Networks
Founded in 1993 as AWS Convergence Technologies, Earth Networks operates the largest weather observation and lightning networks in the world and is establishing a global environmental data network on an unprecedented scale.  Earth Networks owns and operates the WeatherBug brand, which precisely monitors, organizes and distributes global weather information. The WeatherBug consumer brand (http://www.weatherbug.com) reaches millions as a trusted source for live, local weather information, while the WeatherBug professional brand (http://www.weatherbugprofessional.com) serves a variety of markets that include federal, state and local governments, education, agriculture, energy and utilities, sports and recreation, media and transportation. Each day, consumers and organizations, including the National Weather Service, turn to WeatherBug to plan daily activities, safeguard lives and improve business operations. Earth Networks is based in Germantown, Maryland and is online at www.earthnetworks.com.

About Signera
Signera is renowned within the industry as a developer of easy–to–use, web–based digital sign application. Signera digital signage is rapidly replacing inflexible, expensive printed signs, offering dynamic, customized messages that cut through the media clutter. Signera clients choose from industry-specific templates for applications such as hospitality and financial services, and customize their signs with a variety of active modules. Feature options such as date and time banners, event calendars, scrolling messages and live TV/video feed, as well as weather, stock tickers and sales announcements, provide a wide variety of promotional alternatives. For more information, visit www.signera.net.

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About Earth Networks - WeatherBug
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather and climate networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® apps and website provide neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to more than 30 million people monthly. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our Early Warning Solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before™.

 

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