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

Baron and Vizzion Logos

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 broadcast 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.

Baron Lynx Platform

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.

About Vizzion

Vizzion provides live traffic camera feeds from over 63,000 traffic cameras in 43 countries worldwide to automotive, web/mobile, broadcast, fleet management, and navigation applications. With authorization from more than 200 different national and regional agencies in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, and Africa, Vizzion is the leading provider of traffic camera data and services. Traffic cameras are a proven way for websites and application providers to attract new customers and encourage daily usage. Contact info@vizzion.com for more information.

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. Baron products are used in numerous industries such as automotive, transportation, aviation, insurance, marine, government and media. Major media outlets in North America trust Baron weather intelligence including major brands like CNN, AccuWeather, WeatherNation and The Weather Network. For more information, visit www.baronweather.com.

Media Contacts
Vizzion

Cole Gawenda
Communications Manager
cgawenda@vizzion.com
+1 604-985-9399 ext. 4#

Baron

Kim Grantham
VP of Marketing
kgrantham@baron.com

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