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AccuWeather Signs Agreement with Microsoft to Sell Perceptive Pixel Devices with StoryTeller

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather Center — AccuWeather, Inc. has accepted an invitation to participate in the Microsoft Corp. Perceptive Pixel Pilot Partner Program. The official agreement allows AccuWeather, as one of a select number of program partners, to bring Microsoft's latest touchscreen products to its broad range of business partners and customers that span across a variety of industries.

With the addition of Perceptive Pixel devices to its product lines, AccuWeather now provides enhanced touchscreen performance to its StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution – a turnkey presentation solution for broadcasters, businesses, and venues, powered by a proprietary suite of specialized applications. StoryTeller allows users to easily build and deliver interactive stories and presentations. With specialized apps for traffic, crime, media, weather, and social media, it's an invaluable tool for newsrooms, public venues, and corporate meetings. Additional applications for timelines, mapping, 3D modeling, and more provide the flexibility for creating engaging interactive content on virtually any topic.

"We're extremely pleased to be selected to represent Microsoft's Perceptive Pixel products," said Ryan Ayres, vice president of AccuWeather Display Systems and Services. "We believe these new 55" and 82" touchscreen displays will deliver the highest performance and responsiveness to our broadcast clients and business partners who rely on AccuWeather's StoryTeller platform and software. For anyone looking for ultimate touchscreen performance combined with the ability to easily import or create dynamic interactive content, our StoryTeller system and software, combined with Perceptive Pixel devices, are simply the best combination out there.

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. In 2014, the company will launch the AccuWeather Channel, an "All Weather, All the Time™" multi-platform national channel for forecasts with Superior Accuracy.

Visit StoryTeller.AccuWeather.com for additional information.

For more information contact:
Justin Roberti/ 814.235.8756/ [email protected]
AccuWeather, Inc./ 385 Science Park Road/ State College, PA 16803

Alan Danzis/ 212.373.6022/ [email protected]
Golin Harris/ 909 Third Avenue, 9th Floor/ New York, NY 10022

SOURCE AccuWeather, Inc.

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