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StoryTeller Unveils AlertID® Crime App for the Newsroom

April 07, 2014; 5:23 AM

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New downloadable StoryTeller app puts public safety first, providing over 170 types of crime-related data, maps, and graphics for hyper-local, up-to-date crime reporting. AccuWeather Global Weather Center - April 7, 2014 - Crime reports are one of the most highly viewed topics in today's news. With the launch of the new StoryTeller AlertID Crime App at this week's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms can effectively bring home crime stories to viewers, making them aware and keeping them safer in the community. Best of all, downloading and using new applications for StoryTeller is now as fast and easy as adding new apps to a smartphone.

"With the outstanding growth of StoryTeller has come a greater demand from newsrooms to create interactive presentations on a wider range of news," said Ryan Ayres, Vice President of Display Systems and Services for AccuWeather. "Our new AlertID Crime App helps newsrooms react quickly to the breaking crime stories that often lead the news hour. The app is easy to use so that news directors, producers, and on-air talent can react quickly to crime alerts and inform viewers in compelling, interactive ways."

Powered by AlertID, America's family neighborhood security platform, the StoryTeller AlertID Crime App allows newsrooms to access data from communications between citizens, law enforcement, as well as federal, state, and local authorities. National sex offender data and alerts, Amber alerts issued by local law enforcement, missing adult alerts and national weather, earthquake, wildfire, and hazardous materials alerts are drawn from over 170 types of local crime-related data covering more than 140 million people. AlertID provides the leading data, maps, graphics, and updates newsrooms need to provide the most relevant, hard-hitting, and up-to-date interactive presentations.

StoryTeller AlertID Crime App will be demonstrated live on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PT at AccuWeather Booth SL-6819. Please join us at NAB 2014 for live demos of this and additional StoryTeller interactive applications. As space will be limited, please plan on arriving 15 minutes early. You can also contact us to reserve your space or schedule a private demonstration.

Why AccuWeather? AccuWeather is a global leader in digital media, developing award-winning apps and partnering with all major manufacturers of mobile devices, serving over 5.6 billion data requests every day. There are 1.3 billion AccuWeather branded apps installed on mobile and connected devices worldwide. AccuWeather has applied this digital expertise to develop StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen News Solution, one of the only tools of its kind that utilizes the highly successful and innovative "Smart Device App Model" to bring every story to life in compelling, interactive, and engaging ways, such as the new AlertID Crime app.

AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day over 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 and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet 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 enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites. In 2014, the company will launch the AccuWeather Channel, an "All Weather, All the Time™" multi-platform national channel for forecasts with Superior Accuracy.

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