December 1, 2009 – Telvent (NASDAQ: TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and
secure world, announced today the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has awarded
Telvent DTN a patent recognizing its unique and configurable weather alerting
technology. This flexible application provides automated notification of weather
impacts based on subscriber-defined parameters. With it, customers get precisely the
weather alerts each needs to make the best operational decisions for its business.
With this patent award (U.S. Patent No. 7,602,285), Telvent DTN is the only provider
offering customers the ability to uniquely define the types of weather alert each
requires, including specific weather parameters, significant hazard thresholds, and
precise geographical areas of interest. This exclusive customer-configured alert service
can be applied to stationary or mobile assets and is available 24 hours a day, making
it a powerful business asset – especially for aviation, energy wind farms, ground
transportation, public services and utilities.
For example, an air ambulance service relying on Telvent DTN’s agile weather alert
service could receive a real-time wind warning for not only the current location of
each of its in-flight assets but also for the flight plan of the helicopter. Travel
Information Systems now can receive road-segment alerts of hazardous driving
conditions. Meanwhile a wind farm operator can safely evacuate workers from a
wind turbine in advance of a dangerous lightning strike, based on the advance alert.
And the electric power transmission authority can receive customized alerts for
discrete sections of transmission lines, using weather information to empower the
new SmartGrid that lead to better decisions, fewer outages, and faster restoration
after a storm.
“Yes, we are excited about this patent award,” affirmed Manuel Sanchez, Telvent
Chairman and CEO. “Telvent continues to focus on delivering cutting-edge
technology that supports information management efficiency, which ultimately
supports sustainability. This patent award reflects our role as a leader in technology
Telvent DTN has been advancing the production and delivery of news and information
since 1984. Today, it is one of the most trusted providers of timely and accurate