Vaisala Partners with Weather Fusion LLC

Named the Exclusive Provider of Vaisala’s STRIKEnet?? Lightning Verification Products

New strategic alliance to benefit property & casualty U.S. P/C insurance industry

Lightning Detection - STRIKEnet?? Online Lightning Location ReportBoulder CO, USA — Vaisala has announced it has partnered with Weather Fusion LLC, to be the exclusive provider of its STRIKEnet?? Lightning Verification reports and lightning services to the U.S. insurance industry.

The transition from Vaisala to Weather Fusion as the point of sale for STRIKEnet?? will occur over the next few months, with completion expected by early Q2 2014.

“Our selection of Weather Fusion as the sole distributor of STRIKEnet?? to the U.S. insurance industry is driven by our mutual customers’ desire to integrate multiple weather solutions directly into their claims and underwriting workflows, ” said Richard Pyle, Director of New Weather Markets at Vaisala.

“Weather Fusion has established themselves as the premier provider of forensic weather verification services that help insurance carriers make educated claims management decisions and evaluate weather-related underwriting risk.”

Pyle further added, “Since most insurance companies currently use products from Vaisala and Weather Fusion, this partnership will immediately benefit our customers by enabling them to seamlessly utilize multiple weather data sets from a single source.”

“Weather Fusion is honored to partner with Vaisala and excited to bring our customers the best available lightning data,” said Donald Giuliano, CEO of Weather Fusion.

“We look forward to helping our customers quickly adjust lightning claims and identify lightning-related risk using delivery mechanisms that integrate directly into their existing business workflows.”

Giuliano further added, “We are fortunate to have personnel on our staff who have over 20 years of experience providing lightning information into the Insurance industry. This history enhances our synergies with Vaisala’s STRIKEnet?? offering and will help us better serve customers seeking to use lightning data, including at first notice of loss (FNOL) and during the underwriting process.”

STRIKEnet?? Lightning Verification Reports were launched in 1992 as the first address-specific weather claim verification report available for use in the insurance claim process. STRIKEnet?? remains the lightning verification gold-standard for insurance carriers, fire investigators, and independent adjusters who need to quickly and accurately evaluate lightning claims.

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.

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About Weather Fusion

logo-WxF-lrgrWeather Fusion focuses exclusively on providing innovative weather verification services. The insurance and construction industries rely on Weather Fusion’s HailScope(TM) 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.

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Media Contacts:

Brooke Pearson, Vaisala Product Area Manager, Lightning

Tel: +1 303-262-4055

Weather Fusion LLC Attn: Nicole Giuliano
Vice President, Corporate Education

Tel: +1 405-217-0133