Alden Electronics Inc. will market X!RAD™, a new computer-based product designed to access, store, and display real-time images from the National Weather Service's new NEXRAD Doppler Weather Radar Net- work currently being installed in 130 locations nation- wide. X!RAD is aimed at markets serving the military, government, aviation, hydrology, education, utilities, and agribusiness. X!RAD, developed by Horizons Technology, Inc., San Diego, California, is a software-based product that, when incorporated into a computer terminal supplied by Alden Electronics, provides radar images for accurate, short-term forecasts for the detection of damaging winds, storms, and the threat of floods. The Horizon software package will operate on PC hardware or on workstations and uses the UNIX operating system with X-Windows/Motif architecture. The system provides the user with time sequencing (looping) on selected radar products for a time-in- motion presentation over a given time period. The information needed to request radar products and display them on the screen is provided on menus. On- line help is also available. Advanced users can use hot keying and command line entries to provide more rapid access to the information desired. X!RAD takes full advantage of the new NEXRAD An analyst with Horizons Technology, Inc., operates the new
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1993
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