Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters and Blueforce Development Corporation Partner to Launch ‘Weather Intelligence’ Sensor Plugin for Android

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Weather Intelligence Sensor provides mission-critical environmental information for occupational health protection and increased situational awareness to front-line safety and wellness officials.

The Shared Weather Intelligence System can automatically extend real-time strategic weather data to all members of a response team, providing timely critical data for firefighting and hazardous materials response.

Kestrel® Weather & Environmental Meters and Blueforce Development Corporation have partnered to deliver the Shared Weather Intelligence System, a tool that measures a multitude of critical weather parameters, including wet bulb globe temperature, temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed and direction, and transmits the data in real-time using a free plugin within the Blueforce Tactical (BTAC) product line.

Blueforce is dedicated to developing, designing, delivering and deploying best-in‐class solutions optimized for network-centric, last tactical mile environments and asymmetric threats. BTAC is a mobile software application that enables the rapid formation of tactical teams and facilitates rich information sharing amongst team members using Android and iOS Smartphones and Windows Vista/7/8 laptops brought to the tactical environment. The software provides shared awareness and extended presence of people, sensors and services; and it provides secure information exchange between them using standard cellular, WIFI, WiMAX, satellite and/or mesh networks.

The Shared Weather Intelligence System automatically transmits readings via BTAC and a free plugin for Kestrel 4400 and 4500 Weather & Environmental Meters to any and all subscribed Blueforce users, providing an additional layer of life safety to those who protect our cities and nation. This transmission of critical information can help prevent environmental and weather-related exposure injuries, including heat stroke/exhaustion and hypothermia/frostbite and increase awareness of potentially life-threatening operational environments through the sharing of environmental intelligence with individuals on the front lines, such as safety officers, command staff and wellness providers. The Shared Weather Intelligence System can also automatically extend real-time strategic weather data to all members of a response team, providing timely critical data for firefighting and hazardous materials response.

Nielsen-Kellerman designs, manufactures and distributes waterproof instruments for active lifestyles and technical applications across three brands: Kestrel® Weather & Environmental Meters, NK electronics for the sport of rowing and Blue Ocean® Rugged Audio. For more than 30 years, NK has been known worldwide for its waterproof speed measurement, timing and audio systems for competitive rowers. NK’s Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters division has been researching, developing and manufacturing technically advanced portable weather instruments for more than 15 years and owns multiple patents on their unique features. NK is proud to be a US manufacturer, a recognized leader in Lean manufacturing and process improvement and an award-winning top workplace.

-Know Your Conditions-

For more information, contact Carrie Capili at 610.447.1555 x219, ccapili(at)nkhome(dot)com or visit NKhome.com.

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