AccuWeather Selects MICROSPACE for Satellite Delivery of Real-Time Weather Information
Microspace’s VELOCITY® service has been selected to deliver AccuWeather’s weather information to hundreds of sites nationwide. The addition of AccuWeather solidifies Microspace’s existing leadership in broadcasting secure and reliable data for the industry’s leading forecasters.
“Reporting accurate weather updates in real time can be the difference between life and death in some cases,“ said Michael A. Steinberg, senior vice president of AccuWeather. “Microspace’s long-standing industry reputation for reliably and cost effectively delivering such mission critical information made them the logical provider to support our content delivery needs.”
AccuWeather has served clients in the media, government, industrial and educational fields since 1962. More than 200 television stations, over 10,000 websites, and 850 newspaper outlets, including WABC-TV and WPVI-TV, The Wall Street Journal, NewYorkTimes.com, and WashingtonPost.com, depend on forecasts from AccuWeather for timely notification of severe weather. Almost 200 million Americans identify AccuWeather as the most accurate and recognized name among commercial weather forecasting services.
VELOCITY, Microspace’s high-speed video, data and audio broadcasting service, provides an optimum solution for businesses requiring economical and reliable content delivery from one to multiple locations. Compared to terrestrial solutions, VELOCITY is quicker and easier to implement and offers significant cost savings. The service is available as either a dedicated solution or on-demand service, enabling customers to easily and affordably expand bandwidth as their content delivery needs change.
“After years of providing satellite content delivery service to leading weather information providers, VELOCITY has become the de facto standard for the industry, reliably delivering crucial weather information to meteorologists, T.V. and radio stations, air traffic controllers, newspapers and other news services,” said Vice President and General Manager of Microspace Joe Amor. “We’re now pleased to support AccuWeather, given their prominence in the industry as a leader in providing reliable weather information around the clock. This addition is a testament to VELOCITY’s proven ability to meets the stringent demands of providing accurate, real-time weather information to individuals and organizations that need it most.”
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