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Following the number of various climate changes phenomena in the Philippines, the Weather Solutions, Inc. (WSI) partnered with Packetworx to provide weather solutions and improve WSI’s weather data collection.
Packetworx’s IoT Solution will enhance WSI’s capabilities of providing accurate weather data as such will help communities and businesses to be weather-responsive.
WSI is engaged in the business of providing Philippine weather information, weather analytics, weather consultancy services and other weather-related services, and has been engaged by Weather Philippines Foundation, Inc. (WPF) to, among others, manage and maintain WPF’s Automated Weather Stations (AWS).
‘With the partnership, Packetworx extends WSI’s weather-sensing capabilities to 15km radius from is AWS using cost-effective weather sensors. This enables WSI to provide even more granularity compared to its already impressive localized weather information from its over 800 AWS stations across the Philippines,’ says Arnold Bagabaldo, Founder and CEO of Packetworx.
Packetworx’s lightning sensor device detects the presence and approach of potentially hazardous lightning activity in the vicinity and provides estimation on the distance to the head of the storm. The embedded lightning algorithm checks the incoming signal pattern to reject the potential man-made disturbers.
IoT is the concept of connecting any device to the Internet and to the other connected devices. It is a network of things that sends, receives and collects information. With this technology, businesses can make better decisions and mitigate risks with more accurate weather analytics.
Packetworx is a technology social enterprise which focuses on enabling IoT in the Philippines. It is a member of the LoRa Alliance™, a world-wide alliance of over 500-member companies that support the standardization of LPWAN with the LoRaWAN® specification and has created a certification and compliance program to ensure interoperability among its members.
It is the official host of the regional LoRaWAN® network for the Philippines and Southeast Asia through its partnership with The Things Network (TTN), the largest community of startups, businesses and developers globally building a public IoT data network.
For more information on Packetworx and its products and solutions, visit www.packetworx.com.
Weather Solutions, Inc. is a social enterprise that has been incorporated by the Aboitiz group. The main objective of the company is to utilize the infrastructure that the Weather Philippines Foundation has created. WSI make commercial arrangements with different verticals and supports the Foundation’s advocacy and activities.
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