New feature release: Introducing Cross Winds Monitors Team Team
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What are Cross Winds?

Crosswind refers to wind that blows perpendicular to the direction of travel, impacting various modes of transportation like aviation, driving, and rail operations. Understanding and monitoring crosswinds are crucial for maintaining control and ensuring safety. Tailwinds assist in moving forward by blowing in the same direction as the object's movement, while headwinds oppose the movement, potentially affecting performance and fuel efficiency.

Objective of Crosswinds Monitoring: Enhancing Safety and Efficiency Across Industries

Crosswinds Monitoring aims to bolster safety and streamline operations across various sectors by:

  • Providing critical information on wind conditions to enhance safety measures.
  • Improving operational efficiency through proactive planning and response to wind-related risks.
  • Assisting in risk mitigation, especially in industries where wind conditions profoundly affect safety and operational efficacy.

Key Features

  • Direction Custom Attribute: Users can update a location's direction attribute, essential for analyzing cross, head, and tail winds accurately. This attribute, measured in degrees clockwise from due north, helps in determining the wind's impact relative to the object's direction of travel.
  • Insight on Wind Components: The system allows setting insights based on crosswind speed/gusts, headwind, and tailwind components, facilitating targeted alerts and insights for effective decision-making.
  • Alerting and Dashboard Functionality: Users can set up alerts and view dashboard data on cross, head, and tail wind components, ensuring they are well-informed of the wind conditions affecting their operations.

Utilizing Cross Winds Monitors on your Platform

  • Update Location Direction: First, update the 'direction' attribute for your locations in the location page, which is crucial for the accurate monitoring of wind components:

Step 1:

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Step 2:

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  • Set Insights: Choose the appropriate wind components (cross, head, tail winds) to monitor based on your operational needs.

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  • Configure Alerts: Customize alerts based on specific thresholds to receive timely notifications when wind conditions pose a risk.
  • Analyze Data: Use the dashboard to analyze wind trends and make informed decisions to mitigate risks associated with adverse wind conditions.

Need further assistance or have questions about implementing Cross Winds Monitors? Reach out to our support team at or contact your account manager for personalized assistance.

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