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September 11th, 2020
Iridium Partner Intellisense Ready to Deploy Autonomous Flood and Weather Sensors for Vulnerable Environments

The AWARE flood sensors were developed in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security as part of a multi-year contract

MCLEAN, Va. – Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) partner Intellisense Systems Inc., a leading provider of integrated environmental sensing solutions, has created groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) wireless flood and weather sensors to protect vulnerable environments. These new sensors provide NGO’s, businesses, and federal, state, and local governments with the capability to rapidly respond to hazards, such as floods and wildfires, helping to protect both lives and land.

The AWARE Flood Sensor from Intellisense is a fully remote and autonomous flood warning system that sends flash flooding alerts automatically. These sensors are deployed in flood-prone areas and deliver immediate updates to first responders. The real-time situational intelligence enables them to quickly implement necessary road closures and evacuation notices for communities, businesses, and other personnel. By utilizing the Iridium® network and its integrated solar power system, the device can be installed in both urban and the most rural communities without significant infrastructure investment.

In August 2019, Intellisense was awarded a multi-million dollar contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to finalize development, commercialization, and production of the AWARE Flood sensor. The automated flood alert and warning solution rapidly evolved based on feedback, enhancing its accuracy, performance, and dependability. Intellisense has now made these sensors commercially available, helping to make more communities resilient to flooding events.

The Intellisense AWARE Flood IoT Inundation Sensor. Image Credit: Intellisense

Intellisense also provides portable, all-in-one weather sensors that are making it possible to remotely deploy these autonomous meteorological devices in new geographies. The small and light-weight systems can deliver meteorological data from anywhere in the world, from the sub-zero temperatures of Antarctica to known wildfire hotspots, utilizing both cellular infrastructure and the Iridium network.

The company also recently introduced the MWS®-C410 all-in-one weather sensor, designed to support emergency personnel responding to wildfires. The device uses Iridium satellite connectivity in remote wilderness areas, making it possible for wildfires to be detected quickly no matter where they are.

The Intellisense MWS®-C410. Image Credit: Intellisense

“Intellisense is making remote flood and weather monitoring affordable and accessible anywhere on the planet,” says Iridium Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bryan Hartin. ”Floods and wildfires can move quickly and quietly, so Intellisense solutions provide a critical role in monitoring, protecting, and supporting vulnerable environments.”

A copy of the full announcements from Intellisense can be found here: FTS and Intellisense Systems Partner to Offer Weather Sensors for Wildfire and Emergency Management Application, AWARE Flood IoT Water Level Monitoring System Is Now Commercially Available

 

About Iridium Communications Inc.

Iridium® is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. In 2019, the company completed a generational upgrade of its satellite network and launched its new specialty broadband service, Iridium Certus®. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com