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Weather Decision Technologies Announces Issuance of Patent

by Daphne Thompson, on Sep 4, 2013 2:16:23 PM

Specialized approach to weather information notification designed to protect life, property and assets.

NORMAN, OK - September 4, 2013 - Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., a global innovator in the weather industry, is proud to announce the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,519,860 for infrastructure and application of tile-based weather alerting; specifically:

  • National Weather Service Watches/Warnings
  • Lightning strikes
  • Estimated Time of Arrival/Estimated Time of Departure (ETA/ETD) of various weather phenomena
  • Text and audio versions of alerts
  • References to other confirmation data, including interactive maps and live-streaming video

“WDT's unique tile-based alerting approach is a core component of our services in both the consumer and corporate space.” said JT Johnson, WDT CTO. “This patented approach provides us a very robust and efficient system which allows our alerting infrastructure to scale to millions of users worldwide.”

Among other products and services, WDT’s alerting infrastructure is utilized within the premium award-winning consumer smartphone application, iMap Weather Radio. The app is available for $9.99 from the App Store on iPhone®, iPad® and the iPod touch®. Android users may download at Google Play. For an expanded list of features and capabilities visit


About Weather Decision Technologies® (WDT)

Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies is a high technology leader in the weather industry, providing life-safety applications and weather decision support services and systems 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 offices in Norman, Oklahoma and Arlington, Virginia.

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