Outerlink Debuts Real-Time Weather and Forecast Feature through Live Data Connection with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Built on the Communiqué 950, solution advances situational awareness and increases efficiency for EMS, First Responders and all ground fleet operations.

Outerlink Global Solutions, the leading satellite tracking and first-responder communications provider for mixed air and ground fleets, today announced through a live data connection with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that they can now provide customers with real-time weather forecasts and animated radar maps.

The new weather features, built on Outerlink’s Communiqué 950 (CQ950), eliminates the uncertainty of weather in any given response situation, enhancing efficiency for dispatchers and responders by empowering them with up to the minute forecasting. The CQ950’s in-dash touch screen brings tracking and communications functionality to ground fleets, coupled with cloud-based software for dispatching, communicating, and monitoring. Users can access the real-time weather and forecast information from the home screen in a matter of clicks on the in-dash touch screen device.

“The ability to provide our customers with live, actionable data and information is critical,” said Steve Durante, CEO of Outerlink Global Solutions. “In the emergency response line of business, every second counts. With the real-time weather and forecast application, both dispatchers and responders can easily access and communicate information to make informed decisions about suggested response routes, potential traffic backups, appropriate gear and preparedness items, weather patterns based on increased situational awareness. The technology and functionality of the real-time weather overlay in the CQ950 enables our customers to do their jobs faster, more effectively and better serve their communities.”

Outerlink’s advanced turn-by-turn GPS mapping and point-of-interest (POI) software, provided by award winning SyGic Navigation, is enhanced by this live environment overlay as it pushes real time information to the device corresponding to the fleet operator’s location at any given time. For more information on this solution and the CQ950 in dash touch screen device, please visit http://www.outerlink.com/?q=Ground and download the CQ950 PDF brochure.

About Outerlink Global Solutions

Outerlink Global Solutions is a first-responder communications provider for M2M applications including voice, text, satellite tracking, and efficiency diagnostics for mixed air, ground, and utility mobile fleet operators. Founded in 1992 as a satellite tracking provider for aviation service organizations, Outerlink has incorporated its long standing public safety history and technological knowledge into a mobile communications platform of integrated next generation devices. These devices provide accurate, timely, and effective asset communications and tracking, field and fleet management solutions, and extensive computer-aided dispatch integration. Headquartered in Wilmington, MA, Outerlink currently services hundreds of air and ground customers throughout the EMS and Police & First-Responder markets. Outerlink Global Solutions is focused on providing organizations with mobile assets an integrated platform that improves tracking, communications, efficiency, and unparalleled redundancy. Learn more about Outerlink at http://www.outerlink.com, follow us on Twitter @Outerlink or visit our company page on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/outerlink-corporation.

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