Wednesday, May 13, 2015   |   Company News, Press Releases

Text-to-Speech Technology Available from Baron Addresses FCC Mandate Regarding Emergency Information

HUNTSVILLE, AL, May 13, 2015 – Baron, a global provider of critical weather intelligence, announces the availability of an easy-to-implement Text-to-Speech (TTS) solution, helping stations meet the FCC May 2015 Order1 for the aural description of emergency information.

Baron, well known for its severe weather technology, including advanced storm tracking and radar processing, has an unparalleled record of delivering life-saving technologies that aid in the dissemination of timely information. The TTS solution works hand-in-hand with the Baron StormWarn instant alert crawl system. This easy one-time upgrade for existing Baron StormWarn customers is a cost-effective way to automatically generate text to speech (TTS) audio.

The upgrade includes all the necessary components to convert the textual information into an audio stream. Baron’s solution can be quickly and efficiently implemented into a station’s physical plant. “We have worked with our customers to make sure our solution is reliable, cost-effective and easily integrated into our StormWarn display system,” said Ardell Hill, President of Broadcast Operations. Hill added, “We understand that the implementation timeline is very short. Our technicians are ready to assist stations in any way they can.” The system is immediately available for implementation prior to the May 26, 2015 deadline.

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About Baron

Baron’s meteorological hardware, software and data are indispensable tools for organizations, businesses and individuals critically impacted by weather conditions. Baron’s world-class scientists are continuously inventing new and more effective ways to collect, interpret, package and display real-time, hyper-local meteorological information so that those who depend on the most precise weather intelligence for their safety and livelihood have access to professional decision-making solutions. Baron delivers critical weather intelligence when precision matters. For more information, visit http://www.baronweather.com.

 

Source material: 1) Report and Order and Further NPRM (FCC 13-45)