Great news for businesses located in tornado effected areas. Telcom & Data has been working with Thunder Eagle, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Tornado Early Warning industrial grade NOAA weather radios for the past 25 years, to deliver early warning solutions to large commercial sound systems. The Weather Eagle 100 receiver and the
Alert Eagle 120 (SAME) Specific Area Message Decoder provide real time, reliable, and automatic source of weather alerts, filtered by specific weather events and geographical location into public address systems.
The Thunder Eagle system was engineered for, and has been in active service in, weather mission critical locations such as PSAPS, business headquarters, factories, schools, security offices, sports venues, and command centers for decades. For example, Thunder Eagle systems are in active use automatically opening FEMA tornado shelter doors and setting off municipal tornado sirens throughout the country when the National Weather Service (NWS) issues tornado warnings.
Thunder Eagle is happy to pre-program the receivers for specific weather threats such as tornados, flash floods, hurricanes, and blizzards and county locations to make installation as plug and play as possible.
When asked about why Telcom & Data was recommending and installing the Thunder Eagle radios the President of Telcom & Data said, “ Thunder Eagle radios are able to provide severe weather detection faster and better than other sources. Giving people the ability to evacuate even 1 minute sooner can make the difference between life and death.”
Thunder Eagle radios have many sophisticated diagnostic features that help to verify that the NWS alerts are actually being received and properly decoded, including recording the last weather alert into the receiver, both in analog audio format and decoded SAME for later playback and analysis. The NWS has often used these features to troubleshoot and maintain the national NOAA weather radio system. Consumer grade NOAA radios do not provide this level of sophistication and reliability. Special radio filters limit locally generated RF from interfering with the reception of weather alerts.
For facilities that need full time weather forecasts, information and radar, in addition to warnings, Thunder Eagle integrates the Weather Eagle into a full web site with local professional weather station that is accessible through web browsers.
The Thunder Eagle radio and encoder can be connected to Supervised Paging System to automatically broadcast a weather alert throughout a building notifying employees to take shelter. For more information please call 800-335-0229 ext 834