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Weather Defender for Emergency Management and First Responders Released by SWIFT Weather

March 16, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, March 16 /PRNewswire/ – SWIFT Weather released today Weather Defender(R) software for monitoring, forecasting, and alerting on severe weather threats. The new weather radar software is designed for emergency management professionals and first responders requiring accurate forecasts and storm tracking, including law enforcement, police and fire departments, city and county governments, security personnel, emergency medical technicians, and other climate-impacted businesses. Weather Defender provides county, city, and neighborhood-specific local weather threats. No other weather radar or forecast software combines both high resolution local weather with the Weather Defender’s alerting capabilities on a personal computer, laptop, or mobile handheld device.

“Our weather tracking system software provides powerful alerting features delivered directly to the user’s computer, email, pager, cell phone or handheld device,” said Rory Groves, CEO of SWIFT Weather. “With Weather Defender, emergency management professionals and first responders have a powerful and affordable tool to help guard against nature’s most destructive forces.”

The new software application installs on any Internet-connected Windows computer and can accurately and quickly forecast and monitor climate threats. With Weather Defender, users gain access to hundreds of weather agencies through a single, intuitive and easy-to-use interface.

Weather Defender’s features include:

  • the ability to forecast threatening condition days in advance;
  • track lightning, tornadoes, severe hail, rain, snow and wind storms;
  • send threat alerts to the primary user and team members;
  • and connect to other Weather Defender users for enhanced situational awareness.

Additional technical features include importing custom GIS datasets, screen-capture and uploading, single-click 7-day forecasts, animated history, adding custom locations, measuring distances, exporting data into standard GIS formats, GPS tracking, data contouring and gridding, custom radar palettes, and topographic backgrounds.

Supported operating systems for the software include Windows XP Home/Professional, Windows Vista (all versions), and Windows 7. Weather Defender is $19.97 per month plus activation fee. There are no contracts and no cancellation fees. Pricing includes software, access to data, all future software upgrades and free online support. Premium weather data upgrades are also available.

Visit http://www.weatherdefender.com for more information.

SOURCE SWIFT Weather


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