AccuWeather Announces Latest Upgrade to Unique Weather Presentation System

March 21, 2012; 1:54 PM
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CinemaLive HD™ Version 3.2 Available Summer 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA - March 21, 2012 - AccuWeather, designer of CinemaLive HD™, the world's most advanced weather display system, today announced CinemaLive HD version 3.2. The new software release will bring significant enhancements in radar, user interface, graphics, forecasting tools and overall performance to the system that already combines the best in high-impact HD animations and authoritative weather forecasting.

In use in stations of all sizes in the United States and around the world, CinemaLive HD offers broadcasters the best virtual sets, 3D models and scenes within a true 360-degree, 3D environment that puts the presenter in the weather, along with the complete integration of Bing™ maps - all in a high-performance, live-on-any-layer architecture.

Version 3.2 includes the following enhancements:

- Graphics: CityVision 3D. This creates photographic-quality 3D renderings of landmarks which can combine with highly realistic weather animations to show the upcoming weather in settings that viewers recognize. This is included for all 3.2 users.

- Radar: New presentation features, including a radar sweep. This is included for all 3.2 users.

- User interface: Many enhancements, based on feedback from our extensive customer base. This is included for all 3.2 users.

- Performance enhancements. This is included for all 3.2 users.

- Forecasting tools: 4 km high spatial resolution computer model data in 30-minute time steps. (This is in contrast to the 12 km spatial resolution and one-hour time steps often used.) This is an optional, added charge feature with 3.2.

CinemaLive HD Version 3.2 will be available in Summer 2012.

CinemaLive HD can be used in conjunction with StoryTeller™, the Interactive TouchScreen System presented by AccuWeather. StoryTeller puts all the elements of breaking news, sports, traffic and weather literally at the presenter's fingertips.

CinemaLive HD may be seen in action at AccuWeather's NAB Booth SL6820. The booth will also be demonstrating AccuWeather's companion StoryTeller™.

About AccuWeather, Inc.

Every day almost a half of a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, and smart appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly customized weather systems and solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 50,000 third-party websites, including The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, and The New York Times.

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