TrafficLand and Exelis Market Advanced Real-Time, Hyperlocal Weather Detection and Monitoring Platform

  TrafficLand and Exelis Market Advanced Real-Time, Hyperlocal Weather
  Detection and Monitoring Platform

   Exelis Helios™ environmental intelligence platform analyzes images from
 TrafficLand roadway camera network to detect and track weather conditions at
                thousands of locations in over 200 U.S. cities

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 6, 2014

TrafficLand®, the largest authorized aggregator of live traffic video in the
United States, and global aerospace and defense company Exelis, are working
together to deliver real-time information about hyperlocal weather conditions.

The Helios environmental intelligence platform uses proprietary algorithms
that give users the ability to monitor current conditions and detect changes
in visibility, precipitation and road surface conditions at a hyperlocal, or
street scale. Helios can then inform users of threatening conditions. Content
from the Helios platform is available via API or Web interface for integration
across platforms.

Exelis brings 45 years of weather intelligence and image science expertise to
TrafficLand’s network of more than 15,000 Department of Transportation traffic
cameras across the United States.

“Demand for TrafficLand content historically spikes during severe weather
events, demonstrating that people want accurate, timely information about
weather conditions at roadside cameras on the roads they are traveling,” said
Lawrence Nelson, CEO of TrafficLand. “This partnership creates a game-changing
weather information platform that will help individuals using in-car and other
connected devices, as well as public agencies, media and others make better
weather-related decisions.”

“Exelis is applying similar science used for Earth imaging and environmental
satellites, which produce weather data for forecasters, to the TrafficLand
network of cameras,” said Eric Webster, Exelis Geospatial Systems vice
president of weather systems. “Our proprietary algorithms can also provide
ground truth to regional predictions.”

About TrafficLand

TrafficLand is the largest authorized aggregator and distributor of live
traffic video in the U.S. Its patented Image Engine® technology provides
single-source access to live traffic video from over 15,000 traffic cameras,
in over 200 cities. Video formats and services offered by TrafficLand support
mobile applications, traveler information websites, broadcast traffic
reporting, navigation devices and a dedicated service for DOTs and public
safety agencies to aid traffic management and emergency response.

About Exelis

Exelis (NYSE:XLS) is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense,
information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep
customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable,
mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in timing and
navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, image processing and distribution,
communications and information systems, logistics and technical services; and
we are focused on strategic growth in the areas of critical networks, ISR and
analytics, electronic warfare and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in
McLean, Va., Exelis employs about 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of
$5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or
connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Contact:

TrafficLand Media:
Jay Cohen, 301-657-3234
jcohen@trafficland.com

TrafficLand, Inc.
11208 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 109
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-591-1933
www.TrafficLand.com

Exelis Media Contact:
Kristin P. Jones
571-419-4718
kristin.jones@exelisinc.com
 
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