Earthvisionz launches weather-alert system
Last Updated: 15:34 May 14, 2014
Through V-ALERT, warnings and updates about wildfires, floods, wind, hail, tornados, hurricanes, snow, earthquakes and other conditions are delivered automatically to company command centers, map dashboards, smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices in all browsers and operating systems.
The information is collected from sources that include the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Administration, U.S. Geological Survey, the Storm Prediction Center, and links to local news.
"V-ALERT enables managers to take immediate action, roll inspectors, repair crews and deploy contractors when assets are in harm's way," said Jeff Schott, president of Earthvisonz. He said it can reduce operations and maintenance costs in a variety of industries including energy, real estate, insurance and telecom, as well as governmental agencies tasked with protecting and maintaining resources.
Schott said V-ALERT has been field-tested, and that ServiceLink, a property preservation company that manages bank-owned homes, uses V-ALERT to notify crews of snowfall depth at precise locations to fully comply with municipal snow removal regulations.
A hand held mobile app for the general public will be released this summer.
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