WeatherBug Club Safety Wins Innovation Award for Weather Alerting Technology from BoardRoom Magazine
Germantown, MD – October 25, 2011 – Earth NetworksSM, the owner and operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks and the provider of WeatherBug® Club Safety products and services , announces it won an “Excellence in Achievement” award from BoardRoom magazine for its innovation and success in Weather Alerting for country clubs and golf courses.
BoardRoom magazine readers nominated the finalists. A panel of managers, industry peers and experts selected the winners for overall excellence in their respective fields. The BoardRoom magazine “Excellence in Achievement” awards are the only private club industry award that recognizes the clubs’ business partners.
Earth Networks delivers real-time weather monitoring and the most advanced lightning and severe weather detection and notification available. Its WeatherBug Club Safety solutions provide lightning and severe weather detection and notification to country clubs, resorts, golf courses and yacht clubs. Indoors and outdoors, WeatherBug Club Safety helps club managers, owners, superintendents and golf professionals make the best decisions for the safety of members and staff.
Powered by the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network and onsite sensors at club facilities, WeatherBug Club Safety delivers the first available integrated in-cloud (IC) and cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning detection solution. IC lightning detection is a crucial part of characterizing severe storm precursors and improving lead times for CG lightning and other types of severe weather. Notifications of severe weather can be sent via mobile devices, computers, alert beacons, or to mass outdoor alerting systems.
“We strive to provide the most technologically advanced, yet user friendly, weather alerting solutions for severe weather detection and notification to the club and resort industry,” says WeatherBug Club Safety Director Frank McCathran. “We are extremely pleased and honored to be part of this prestigious annual award program presented by BoardRoom magazine.”
The BoardRoom magazine is designed to educate the board of directors, owners, general managers and department heads of private golf, city, yacht, tennis and country clubs about issues concerning all aspects of the club, golf course management and operations. It is distributed through paid subscriptions to clubs, organizations and businesses throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. The BoardRoom magazine is endorsed by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAA) and is the official publication for the Association of Private Club Directors (APCD).
About Earth NetworksSM
As the provider of advanced weather data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks (formerly AWS) operates the world’s largest weather observation and lightning detection networks and is building what will become the largest greenhouse gas monitoring network. Observations from Earth Networks inform and alert consumers, enterprises and governments around the world, providing them with advanced environmental intelligence for decision making and safety. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps provide millions of consumers with real-time, local weather information and dangerous severe weather alerts. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations, including energy and utilities, agriculture, schools, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with offices in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.