ATP selects Telvent for weather forecasts
Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it has been selected by the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) to provide its highly accurate weather forecasts and patented lightning alerting capabilities to protect players and spectators from severe weather at all outdoor events on the ATP World Tour. With a total of 62 tournaments in 32 countries across 6 continents, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues across the globe.
The ATP has chosen Telvent’s MxVision WeatherSentry Online® global edition technology to provide online displays of current and forecasted weather conditions, patented and location-specific alerts, real-time lightning detection and display, and mobile accessibility that allows ATP staff to receive the alerts, radar, and forecasts on their mobile phones. In addition, the ATP will have the ability to access custom daily forecasts for any of its events worldwide and will have access to a Telvent professional meteorologist 24 hours a day.
The ATP will also have the ability to create watch and warning alerts for lightning within a particular radius of a tournament and will receive an alert when lightning has been detected within the set radius. This will allow the ATP ample time to suspend tournament play and ensure that players and fans are in a safe location before the lightning is upon them. These alerts will also let officials know how long play is expected to be suspended due to dangerous conditions and when it is safe to resume the tournament.
According to Telvent’s chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “Telvent’s real-time, global lightning detection and patented alerting capabilities are what set us apart from the competition. We are very pleased to provide such a prominent, global sports organization and its fans with the most accurate weather technology on the planet to ensure that everyone can experience a safe and enjoyable event.”
Telvent is one of the most trusted lightning safety solution providers in the world. Its patented lightning alerts and team of meteorologists support clients in industries around the globe such as sports, recreation, aviation, and energy.
Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT) is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world’s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (telvent.com)
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