Weather Decision Technologies and Vizrt Team Up For Key Content Play

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Integration of advanced WDT content and what it means for you.

Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.® (WDT), the leading high technology weather data provider, announces a partnership that provides weather content to Vizrt® for their highly acclaimed Viz Weather™ 3D real-time weather system. A live demo is available at the NAB Show in Las Vegas this week in Booth #SL3305.

Data integration for Vizrt includes exclusive integration of WDT's RadarScope TV with 15-second updates, Dual Pol Radar, more than 40 products and tilt levels, as well as lightning-fast live interaction within a Viz Weather sequence. A deeply intuitive GUI allows users to easily control, switch, and manipulate data on the fly.
A few key components:

  •     The industry’s leading radar solution with 5-minute updates and street-level detail
  •     Stunning temperature contours and wind animations from WDT’s proprietary modeling output
  •     Future Radar animations to aid your viewers with the planning of their day
  •     And now… RadarScope TV integrates the on-air mets’ favorite app with blazing fast, fully interactive live radar within your Viz Weather show
  •     Forecast Override – In one step a local weather expert can enter their authoritative forecasts to show on-air and online

'We're proud to be a premier data source for Viz Weather, and bring our suite of best-in-class data products that already power our award-winning apps like RadarScope, iMap Weather Radio, and on our iMap Online which can be seen on hundreds of local media websites,” said Steve Gallien, SVP, Strategic Partnerships. “This takes WDT to a new level as a leader in complete Digital Media solutions."

WDT is the world's most advanced value-added weather content provider, counting as clients most of the United States' leading weather services and interactive media outlets, as well as governmental, industrial and military weather customers from all over the world. WDT’s operational processing systems are located in a state-of-the-art, hardened; secure facility with redundant power, cooling, and network connectivity. With multiple Internet paths, fully redundant NOAA Port receivers, and a direct feed of full-volume raw radar data from all US and Canadian radar sites, their data ingest is designed for maximum reliability. This has allowed WDT to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Qualified Internet Communications Provider (QICP) for weather information.

About Vizrt
Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online.

About Weather Decision Technologies® (WDT)
Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies is a high technology leader in the weather industry, providing life-safety applications and weather decision support services and systems to our partners and customers. WDT maintains operational offices in Norman, Oklahoma, and Atlanta, Georgia. Corporate websites: wdtinc.com

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