Motorola Solutions' Intelligent Data Portal and AccuWeather Enterprise Services will help public safety agencies, first responders, and enterprises by providing breaking severe weather data AccuWeather Global Weather Center, June 16, 2014 -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in digital weather information, is pleased to work with Motorola Solutions as the sole provider of real-time weather data through their Intelligent Data Portal to help increase situational awareness for first responders in the field.
"Clearly, breaking weather information plays a key role in proper situational awareness, not only in the case of severe weather events but with virtually any kind of disaster," said Casey McGeever, Chief Commercial Officer for AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions. "AccuWeather is proud to work with Motorola Solutions to provide this critical data layer which can be shared across agencies and enterprises to keep on top of changing weather conditions and ultimately better protect life and property for private staff and public safety workers and for the public at large."
AccuWeather Enterprise Services provides Intelligent Data Portal users with high-resolution radar to track local storms, lightning strikes, wildfire reports, hurricanes, and other environmental factors. They also provide the most up-to-date watches and warnings, helping agents in the field make the best informed decisions when lives may be at stake.
The new Intelligent Data Portal from Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MSI) can help public safety agencies who need an efficient way to access information in the field from multiple databases across different mobile devices and networks. Intelligent Data Portal is a mobile, cloud-based application that gathers contextual information from existing databases. It then organizes and maps it using role-based layers to show the location and context of people, resources, events, and developing situations. Users in the field can see near real-time updates of data from sensors, surveillance cameras, and other events to provide warnings of escalating and evolving situations.
"Severe weather and changing conditions can have a significant impact on first responders in the field," said Tim Boyle, Vice President of Application Products and Solutions, Motorola Global Solutions and Services. "The collaboration with AccuWeather will allow agencies using Motorola's Intelligent Data Portal to have first-hand knowledge of current conditions as well as severe weather and natural disaster warnings."
About AccuWeather Enterprise Services As they developed the capability to produce the most accurate weather forecasts, AccuWeather also grew a brand where the very name communicates our most important product: Superior Accuracy(tm). As a company, they work each day to maintain and increase their reputation as the world's best and most accurate source of weather information, 24x7 throughout the year.
For 50 years, the AccuWeather story has been one of great scientific application, development, creativity, flexibility and ingenuity in providing valuable and highly accurate weather forecasts, warnings and information to businesses and audiences worldwide.
About 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 180,000 third-party websites.
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AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) has signed a patent licensing agreement that gives Federal Signal the right to use nine (9) of AccuWeather’s unique technology patents. AccuWeather has developed exclusive patented technologies to provide map-based weather alerting and polygon activation technologies through Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform. The integration enhances community safety by providing real-time NOAA weather alerts to Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform throughout the United States and Canada.
In the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of forecast accuracy, AccuWeather was overwhelmingly confirmed as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the U.S. and everywhere in the world. The independent analysis of 30 million weather forecasts by industry tracker ForecastWatch concluded that AccuWeather had the highest level of forecast accuracy in forecasts of temperature, precipitation and wind.
AccuWeather is dedicated to providing the best weather forecasts available with Superior Accuracy in a way that is seamless and secure. We are pleased to launch this update to address issues surrounding the Reveal Mobile SDK, which has now been removed.
Despite stories to the contrary from sources not connected to the actual information, if a user opts out of location tracking on AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without further opt-in permission from the user. Other data, such as Wi-Fi network information that is not user information, was for a short period available on the Reveal SDK, but was unused by AccuWeather. In fact, AccuWeather was unaware the data was available to it. Accordingly, at no point was the data used by AccuWeather for any purpose. AccuWeather and Reveal Mobile are committed to following the standards and best practices of the industry. We also recognize this is a quickly evolving field and what is best practice one day may change the next. Accordingly, we work to update our practices regularly.
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