ITT Exelis launches hyper-local weather platform to provide pinpoint accuracy in monitoring

  ITT Exelis launches hyper-local weather platform to provide pinpoint
  accuracy in monitoring

Business Wire

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- January 7, 2013

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has developed a capability, known as the Helios™
platform, that enables traffic and other cameras to function as weather
sensors, providing more accurate, real-time environmental intelligence for
better decision-making and response.

“Helios provides hyper-local weather intelligence to close the gap between
broad regional imagery to street-view imagery,” said Eric Webster, vice
president of weather systems for Exelis Geospatial Systems. “It’s the
difference between watching moving cloud cover across a regional map and
seeing heavy rains on a street corner.”

The Helios platform integrates networks of surveillance cameras already in use
to watch traffic, facility security and railroad assets for weather
monitoring. It aggregates disparate images into a single source and uses
algorithms and image processing to reveal actionable real-time environmental
intelligence. “Hyper-local weather data provided to national and local
agencies, utility companies, transportation services and first responders can
help in their decision-making process and ultimately save lives and
resources,” Webster said.

Users can identify an area of interest for monitoring and select vantage
points based on location, direction of view or National Weather Service
warnings.

Visitors to the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting Jan. 6 to 10
in Austin, Texas, can view a demonstration of Helios in the ITT Exelis booth
at that event.

About ITT Exelis

ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and
information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging
global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and
surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and
information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite
aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year
legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers
worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for
managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean,
Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8
billion. www.exelisinc.com

Contact:

ITT Exelis
Kristin Jones, 571-419-4718
Kristin.jones@exelisinc.com
 
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