Monday, December 16, 2019   |   Company News, In the News, Press Releases

Baron Partners with Vizzion to Incorporate Traffic Camera Footage into their Broadcast and Digital Offerings

Vizzion, a leading provider of traffic and weather content announced its partnership with Baron, a worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence. Vizzion’s network of over 62,000 traffic cameras will be integrated into the Baron Lynx platform and Baron’s digital offerings

 

Baron, a leading provider of weather intelligence for broadcast media across North America has partnered with Vizzion to provide access to live traffic camera images and streams for its broadcast and digital applications. Broadcasters can seamlessly provide their viewers with real-time updates on traffic, weather, and road conditions through Baron’s Lynx platform as well as via their smartphones and devices with Baron’s suite of customizable weather apps and web tools.

With broadcasts groups like Nexstar, Hearst, Sinclair, Scripps, Fox, NBCUniversal, and News-Press Gazette trusting Baron for their weather intelligence capabilities, Baron is a top name in traffic and weather provision for the broadcast industry. The Baron Lynx platform is one of the premier tools available to broadcast meteorologists. It features smooth and streamlined visualization capabilities, editable forecast models, social media posting, and photo-realistic maps. Now with the integrated Baron Traffic system, Vizzion’s comprehensive network of traffic camera imagery from over 32,000 cameras in the United States is available alongside live incident and flow data from North America’s top traffic data providers. “Through the last year of working with Baron,” said Keith Anderson, Vizzion’s Marketing Manager, “I’ve seen their commitment to their customers and I’m proud to work with them in providing a great traffic news product for broadcasters.” Traffic coverage has always been an essential part of any local news report, and Vizzion’s partnership with Baron has made traffic reports even more engaging.  “As with our comprehensive and exclusive weather content, Baron looks for unique and compelling ways for our broadcast clients to tell the traffic story, and the extensive nationwide network of Vizzion cameras allows us to do just that.  Our partnership has been very successful,” said Mike Mougey, VP/ Broadcast Sales at Baron.

The ability to engage with customers across additional platforms is a great way to stay connected with audiences, and Baron has incorporated Vizzion’s imagery into its digital offerings to ensure that viewers are able to stay updated on the latest traffic information while on-the-go. Baron’s easily customizable applications now include Vizzion traffic cameras, making it even easier for users to make informed decisions, save time, and travel safer. Users can quickly view the latest image from a traffic camera in their area by simply tapping on a camera icon. By allowing the end-user to identify and understand the cause of an issue, Baron is granting them the ability to develop a deeper understanding of the situation.