A system based on the National Weather Service's applications is available for sale

A system based on the National Weather Service's applications is available for sale

Two systems integrators'one of them a contractor for the National Weather Service's modernization effort'have jointly developed a commercial decision-support system based on the NWS technology.

Intergraph Corp. of Huntsville, Ala., and Litton PRC are marketing GeoWeather Solutions software that alerts users to potential weather hazards. Litton PRC is the lead contractor for NWS' Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System.

GeoWeather Solutions works with an agency's existing geographic information system, said John Thompson, Intergraph's GeoWeather business development manager. The package includes a Hewlett-Packard Co. server running HP-UX, a user workstation running Microsoft Windows NT, a satellite dish, consulting services, training and system maintenance.

Government pricing for the GeoWeather Solutions package will range from $160,000 to $175,000, Thompson said. Under a subscription arrangement, agencies can lease the system for $4,500 to $6,000 per month.

Contact Intergraph and Litton PRC at 800-747-2232.

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