Weather Fusion to Deliver STRIKEnet® Lightning Verification Reports Starting April 1, 2014

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Starting 4-1-14, STRIKEnet lightning verification reports will be available at

Starting April 1, 2014, Weather Fusion LLC, will be the exclusive distributor of Vaisala STRIKEnet lightning verification reports to the U.S. insurance industry. Claims managers, claims adjusters, and investigative forensic engineers will be able to purchase STRIKEnet lightning reports from the same source they have come to rely on for hail and other severe weather perils.

“The transition from Vaisala to Weather Fusion as the point of sale for STRIKEnet is driven by our mutual customers’ desire to integrate multiple weather solutions directly into their claims and underwriting workflows. Vaisala launched STRIKEnet lightning verification reports in 1992, providing the first address-specific weather claim verification for use in the insurance claim process. Our choice of Weather Fusion as the sole distributor of STRIKEnet enables customers to seamlessly utilize multiple weather data sets from a single source,” said Richard Pyle, Director of New Weather Markets at Vaisala. “As we head into the 2014 severe weather season, we know STRIKEnet customers will benefit from this one-stop access to weather verification reports and services,” Pyle added.

“Based on actual claims data, thirty percent (30%) of all lightning claims have no strokes detected on the date of loss, so accurate verification is essential when validating lightning claims,” said Donald Giuliano, CEO of Weather Fusion. “Weather Fusion is now offering Vaisala STRIKEnet reports on a claim-by-claim transactional basis or integrated into first notice of loss (FNOL) to determine if lightning was or was not present on the date of loss. As the insurance industry moves toward improved customer service and streamlined claims processing, carriers are seeking vendors who can provide and integrate the highest quality data into their claims workflow processes. By combining Vaisala’s STRIKEnet reports with our other weather verification reports, Weather Fusion delivers the convenience and quality our customers need.”

About Vaisala

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 75 years of experience, including 30 years of advanced lightning detection and data delivery services, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1400 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.

About Weather Fusion

Weather Fusion focuses exclusively on providing innovative weather verification services. The insurance and construction industries rely on Weather Fusion’s HailScope™ technology as the standard to inform their decision-makers regarding severe hail storms, both past and present. Weather Fusion is currently developing new technologies and product solutions for hail and other weather perils. Please visit:

Media Contact, Vaisala:
Brooke Pearson
Product Area Manager, Lightning
brooke (dot) pearson (at) vaisala (dot) com

Media Contact, Weather Fusion:
Carol Gatewood
Weather Fusion LLC
Marketing Communications Specialist
carol (dot) gatewood (at) weatherfusion (dot) com

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