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WDT, Coaches Aid and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Oklahoma Partner to Provide iMap® Live Streaming Video to High Schools

by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 16, 2011 2:00:03 AM

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Coaches AidNorman, OK, February 16, 2011 – Weather industry leader Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., (WDT) is partnering with Coaches Aid and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Oklahoma to provide live streaming video to the nation’s high schools.

Coaches Aid will be deploying WDT’s “state-of-the-science” iMap technology to provide participating schools with the ability to live stream not only weather maps relevant to their respective campuses, but live games, graduations and school events online.

Additionally, WDT’s award winning iMap location-based mobile application will allow school administrators to make real time decisions with regards to emerging weather conditions that could affect games both on the road and at home.

“Schools that have been exposed to the iMap technology are excited that fans, family and friends that cannot be in attendance for games and school events will have the opportunity to view them remotely,” said Mike Eilts, President and CEO of WDT.

“As a national provider of high school sports related news and services, Coaches Aid has identified WDT’s weather prediction technology as a key asset to high school athletic directors and coaches looking to keep their athletes safe and secure during times of potentially hazardous weather conditions,” said Bradley Fehn, CEO of Coaches Aid.

Schools may also participate in a revenue stream provided to them by virtue of being able to sell advertising to local businesses during the online broadcasts.

Any school administrators or athletic directors interested in more information on this new technology and how they can involve their school may contact Mert van Fredenberg at: (580) 938-1420 for more information.

About CoachesAid

Coaches Aid is a website and media outlet dedicated to high school sports coverage. Founded in 1999, Coaches Aid has been providing first-hand reporting of high school sports, preseason rankings, original podcasts, video coverage, blogs, school schedules, rosters, and original stories. Coaches Aid believes deeply in that old adage that all news is local. High school sports are the backbone of communities across the country. From reporting to stats, rankings and more; Coaches Aid is local. Every high school has a unique profile, which is your one stop shop for every sport, game schedule, score, roster, article, videos and more.

About Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Oklahoma

As local, member-owned electric utilities, we take pride in providing safe, reliable power and friendly, responsive service to the people and businesses we serve. That's why we have joined with electric cooperatives from around the country to form Touchstone Energy®, a brand alliance initiative that strengthens local co-ops while also providing added value and benefits to the members we serve. Touchstone Energy cooperatives serve their members with four core values: Integrity; Accountability; Innovation; Commitment to Community.

About Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies has become a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, nowcasting, and forecasting systems and services to our partners and customers. WDT's iMap services provide dynamic, web-based and mobile interactive mapping solutions for the world's leading local media companies. WDT maintains operational and international offices in Norman, Oklahoma, and Atlanta, Georgia.

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