the weather network and analytics company, today announced that it
received a patent for its cost-effective method of manufacturing weather
stations. On the heels of its mechanical
strain-based weather sensor patent, this second patent significantly
lowers the costs of creating resilient weather sensors and positions
Understory to radically alter the global weather sensing infrastructure.
“Scientific-grade weather sensors used to cost around six figures due to
components, assembly, installation, service maintenance and the
necessary layer of communication to receive data,” said Alex Kubicek,
CEO and Founder, Understory. “In contrast, Understory’s method of
manufacturing weather stations utilizes commoditized components that
cost an order of magnitude less. With the cost barrier significantly
lowered, we have created resilient sensors that can be deployed anywhere
in the world, and last up to ten years in the field without human
Understory’s weather networks are comprised of patented weather stations
that form full-stack, rugged, tamper-proof, maintenance-free, precision
weather solutions. These stations, with their patented solid-state
technology, measure 50,000 times a second to provide research-grade
hail, wind and rainfall data year round. Additionally, these
measurements power a cloud-based artificial intelligence core that
stitches measurements together to provide unprecedented damage
understanding at every point in Understory’s networks.
With this patent, Understory is the only company capable of deploying
cost-effective weather sensor technology worldwide to enable the
collection of real-time, accurate weather data. Its patented, no-moving
part creation method enables the collection of real-time, directional
weather data at a fraction of the cost.
Understory is recreating the weather data infrastructure from the ground
up. Currently 500 stations are deployed across five major U.S.
metropolitan areas with plans to expand its sensor network to 5,000
stations by the end of 2019. Understory is globally enabling better
access to real-time, granular weather data to drive more informed
decisions across industries.
Understory analyzes and processes the data it collects to create
real-time datasets, views, and actionable information from historical,
current, and forecasted weather events to provide better insight and
early detection of risks. Understory’s composite of granular weather
data has applications across a variety of markets, including
broadcasting, agriculture, forecasting, and risk mitigation. For more
information, visit www.understoryweather.com.
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