September 29, 2022
Vaisala launches Xweather to turn weather and environmental data into climate action
Vaisala launches Xweather, a suite of services providing real-time and hyperlocal weather and environmental data to predict and solve challenges from lightning-triggered wildfires to weather-related car accidents. With advanced machine learning models and intelligent sensors, Xweather helps a broad range of industries and developers with new levels of data accuracy and actionable environmental insight.
Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, has announced the launch of Xweather. Xweather is a leading forecast and observation suite of services using a combination of intelligent hardware and software, utilizing the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Xweather services provide an unprecedented amount of environmental information from road conditions and air quality to heat wave detection and lightning strikes.
Xweather brings a new level of accuracy to forecasting by combining massive amounts of weather and environmental data from several sources. “Until now, the lack of real-time, local data has been a major source for error in weather and environment forecasting. With Xweather, businesses and developers can utilize data about the environment in real time from a hyperlocal location that is relevant for them,” says Samuli Hänninen, Head of Xweather at Vaisala.
Xweather comprises a wide portfolio of data services and solutions. It is a suite of observation enhanced SaaS (Solution as a Service) and DaaS (Data as a Service) services created for businesses and developers whose products, operations, or customers depend on high quality weather and environmental information.
Xweather includes solutions from predicting lightning and availability of renewable energy to increased driving safety and air quality monitoring. Xweather for example helps energy grid operators and energy companies with accurate predictions on the availability of wind and solar power and provides customers like BMW, Volkswagen Group, and Mercedes-Benz with road and weather data affecting traffic conditions. Furthermore, Xweather can detect where and when lightning strikes happen. With this knowledge, the right infrastructure and rescue services can be mobilized quickly to manage a potential fire and thus protect homes and lives.
“For over 85 years, Vaisala has helped people and companies across the globe – with products even in space – to understand climate and weather. Understanding is not enough: we need to take action. We want to help organizations not only think and plan, but to act. The data and insight are available now, let’s together put that data to work,” Samuli Hänninen concludes.
Full list of data products included in Xweather delivered as API or enterprise package:
Full list of solutions for businesses included in Xweather
More information about our products at xweather.vaisala.com. Mediakit with further images is also available.
For additional information:
Samuli Hänninen, Global Head of Xweather, Vaisala
+358 50 387 8593[email protected]
Tarja Österberg, Communications Manager, Weather and Environment, Vaisala
+358 50 487 1974[email protected]
Vaisala is a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements. Building on over 85 years of experience, Vaisala provides observations for a better world, with space-proof technology even exploring Mars and beyond. We are a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs over 2,000 professionals worldwide and is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange. vaisala.com twitter.com/VaisalaGroup linkedin.com/vaisala