AccuWeather Provides Severe Weather Information in the Field on Motorola Solutions' Intelligent Data Portal
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, June 16 2014 @ 04:17 PM EDT
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 -- 16 June 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™. 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 72,000 third-party websites.
About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "MSI."
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