Saturday, November 22, 2014

MapQuest OpenStreetMaps - Implemented in WxMap

I have completed the implementation of OpenStreetMaps in WxMap.  After getting the projections corrected, the map looks very good.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

MapQuest OpenStreet Maps

I have been testing MapQuest's OpenStreet Maps in WxMap.  Here is a preview.  It appears blurry or distorted.

I am working to see if I can make these clearer.  These maps are free and are served over the internet.

Monday, October 20, 2014

EMWIN Dual Internet Ingest

The next version of Weather Message's EMWIN ingest engine will have the ability to dual ingest the Internet data stream.

This feature is designed for users that do not have a satellite dish and want to minimize the potential loss of weather products.  For users with critical applications, we always recommend dual ingesting from a satellite feed along with the EMWIN Internet feed.

Ingesting EMWIN data from two Internet feeds can minimize data loss.  It however will not help when your local Internet connection goes down. There are times when an EMWIN server may go down due to normal rebooting, rebooting for windows updates, loss of Internet connectivity to that server, disconnection due to Internet connection speed, packet loss, router reboots, or a number of other hard to explain reasons.

When a connection to an EMWIN server is lost, there is a short period of time of data loss.  This occurs as the software is attempting to connect to the next available EMWIN Server.

This feature is now being tested.  It will be sold as an additional ingest engine.  More information and pricing will be posted on our website when this feature is available for general use.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Alertus Integration

We have completed the changes to integrate Weather Message with Alertus .  This allows users of the Alertus service to have weather notifications sent to their users.

Friday, March 21, 2014

IRIS Integration

We have completed the changes to integrate Weather Message with IRIS.  This allows users of the IRIS service to have weather notifications sent to their users setup in the IRIS system.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

RAVE Integration

We have completed the changes to integrate Weather Message with RAVE.  This allows users of the RAVE service to have weather notifications sent to their users setup in the RAVE system.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Emailing Log Files

Weather Message Version 4.1 will have the ability to email you a user defined list of log files.  This will help users that want to review their log files on a daily basis.  You can specify the email address that will receive the log files and the time that they should be sent.

An option is selectable by log file to check it for the work "Error".  If this option is enabled, the log file will only be sent when it find the word "Error".  This may be helpful to those users that post to Facebook and Twitter.  

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Weather Message 4.0 Released

Weather Message V4.0 has been released. You can download the update at http://www.weathermessage.com/Downloads/WeatherMessage.aspx. For information on what has changed in this release, please read the release notes.
Note: Version 4.0 requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0. Because of this requirement, version 4.0 will not run on Windows 2000 or older operating systems.

There are over 57 changes in this release. Here are some highlights.
  • Several Email and Paging enhancements, including the addition of new short message variables.
  • Updated County and Zone Files.
  • Updated map layers - this is a separate download.
  • FTP downloads from the NWS server using your assigned user name and password.
  • Auditing of changes
  • WxPort now supports the POLAR Sat channel.
WxDataSave, WxLocal and the Retransmission applications have been respectively released along with Weather Message 4.0. If you are using any of these applications, they must be upgraded at the same time you upgrade Weather Message.
Thanks for all of your suggestions, bug reports and assistance with the software. Work will begin on version 4.1 right away. Watch the beta page for updates.
Version 4 is a Major Upgrade
This is a major update and requires a new registration code.  Customers who purchased Weather Message on or after 8/1/2012 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 4.0.
Users who are running a 4.0 beta can continue to use the 4.0 beta.  The 4.0 beta releases used the 3.9 registration codes.  If you install the 4.0 public release, your system will be placed in evaluation mode.  You will have 30 days to purchase an upgrade from 3.x to 4.0.
Our policy is to provide free same version updates.  Customers who purchased Weather Message 3.0 in 2006 have received free updates for the past 7 years.
The cost of to upgrade Weather Message 3.x to 4.0 is $30.25.