About nowcast

“A system which perfectly detects and records every single lightning stroke, with all its characteristics – this objective is definitive for nowcast” – Prof. Hans-Dieter Betz, inventor of LINET

nowcast has developed a form of technology which allows for the precise detection of lightning strokes. The system stems from the long-standing research work carried out by Prof. Hans-Dieter Betz at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. In the year 2002, nowcast GmbH was founded for the purpose of marketing this technology. Since then, the lightning-detection system has been successfully offered all over the world under the brand name of LINET (Lightning Detection Network).

The core competence of nowcast

The central spheres of activity of nowcast GmbH comprise research and development in the field of lightning-detection, as well as the operation and sale of the lightning-detection system LINET and the meteorological uses derived from it and storm data.
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Quality as benchmark

nowcast always sets great store by the best possible recording of lightning strokes – with the main focus being on the quality of the data. nowcast is the quality leader amongst the commercial lightning-measurement networks. In particular, the location accuracy, probability of detection and detailed information provided are unique for a lightning-detection system designed to cover a large area.
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Established by renowned customers

With the German Meteorological Service (DWD) and Allianz-Versicherungs AG, nowcast was able to convince demanding customers of the quality of its lightning data from the very onset. Since then, the list of references has been growing constantly, including prominent customers from the energy sector, the insurance industry, meteorological services, aviation and other weather-dependent branches.
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Involved worldwide

nowcast is currently the only provider of lightning data in Europe which, at the same time, develops, manufactures and operates an independent, extensive and homogeneous premium measurement network. However, nowcast also offers its lightning-detection system LINET for sale in South America, Asia and Australia as well via selected partners.

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