New Enhancements for WxWorx on Water Deliver Canadian Weather Data, Forecasted Weather and Fish Forecasts to the Most Comprehensive Onboard Weather Solution
February 14, 2007

WxWorx has announced several major enhancements to its WxWorx on Water marine software product, coinciding with the addition of multiple data products to the Master Mariner service package of XM WX Satellite Weather.  Now including Canadian weather and surface conditions, forecasted weather, and an innovative Fish Forecast, WxWorx on Water continues to deliver the most comprehensive onboard weather solution available.

 

WxWorx software is compatible with a variety of portable and helm-mounted display devices, including Tablet PCs, laptops and consoles.  WxWorx on Water’s partners include Jeppesen Marine, Maptech, Nauticomp, VEI, and others delivering the flexibility to accommodate any vessel.

 

Forecasting the Weather

WxWorx on Water supports seven new forecast products, including Wave Period, Wave Height, Wave Direction, Surface Pressure, Wind Speed, Wind Direction and Visibility.   Delivered in 12, 24 and 36-hour increments, these enhancements supplement the already-existing Surface Analysis Weather Maps, City Forecasts and other data products.  Having forecasted information available with current information will give boaters improved awareness of the weather conditions occurring now and in the future.

Canadian Weather Coverage

Canadian weather and surface conditions are also now supported by WxWorx on Water. The new Canadian data products include High-Resolution Radar, Canadian Marine Zone Forecasts, Canadian Buoys, and Canadian Surface Conditions.  Also, support for forecasted Wind Speed and Direction and forecasted Wave Height, Period and Direction has been added, allowing mariners to view northern weather and sea conditions in real-time.

Forecast for Fishing

Additionally, WxWorx on Water is incorporating the new Fish Forecast data product from XM WX Satellite Weather, providing anglers with optimal locations to find certain species of fish.  The Fish Forecast model employs several sources, including Bathymetry, thermal front locations (rip), Sea Surface Temperature, Salinity, Turbidity, Sea State, Chlorophyll, and numerous other important fish specific considerations.  The data is completely user-configurable to over 18 species of fish, and features a filter that will display only the types of fish anglers want to locate.

A Comprehensive Value

“With these enhancements to the WxWorx on Water system, mariners will have the most accurate and comprehensive picture of the weather and sea conditions surrounding them,” Bob Baron, President and CEO of WxWorx said.  “After having this system onboard, our customers tell us they don’t want to go out on the water without it.”

WxWorx, in addition to offering the comprehensive WxWorx on Water software, is also the weather data provider to XM Satellite Radio for the XM WX Satellite Weather service.  The highly trained WxWorx staff of meteorologists, scientists and engineers developed these new data products for inclusion in the XM WX service.

Updated versions of the software will be available for download on the WxWorx website, www.wxworx.com, at no charge to existing customers.  The enhanced WxWorx on Water software will be on display in the XM WX Satellite Weather booth (# 1691) at the Miami International Boat Show February 15-19, 2007.


About WxWorx

WxWorx is the exclusive weather data provider for award-winning XM WX Satellite Weather, a trusted information source for professional pilots and mariners. Founded by Meteorologists in 2002, the company supplies both hardware and software solutions for onboard weather to the aviation, marine, and emergency management industries. An affiliate of weather analysis and technology pioneer Baron Services, WxWorx employs many of the same patented capabilities used in the broadcast television industry for severe weather tracking and forecasting. With offices in Huntsville, Ala., and Melbourne, Fla., WxWorx continues to lead the satellite delivered weather revolution.