CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambient Devices today
announced the Ambient 5-Day Forecaster(TM) and the Ambient 7-Day
Forecaster(TM). Both products provide current data for 150 U.S. locations,
without a computer, an Internet connection, or sensors. The set-up
procedure is as easy as "just add batteries."
"Ambient Forecasters liberate weather information from the Internet and
the television," said Mark Prince, VP Sales & Marketing. "With an Ambient
Forecaster in your home or office, you're always prepared at a glance.
Unlike the Internet or TV forecasts, Ambient's Forecasters provide weather
information instantly, anywhere you need it, in a simple format that is
always up to date. You can place these Forecasters in your bedroom, kids'
rooms, a bathroom or dressing room, and they will instantly and
effortlessly inform your day and save time."
The 5-Day and 7-Day Forecasters receive updates from weather sources
throughout the day via the Ambient Infocast Network(TM), which reaches over
90% of U.S. households -- one of the largest wireless messaging networks in
the U.S. today.
The Ambient 5-Day Forecaster has a 4x4" screen and the 7-Day Forecaster
has a 6x6" screen. Both show current conditions and an extended multi-day
forecast for 150 locations in the United States including the current
temperature and trend, expected high and low temperatures, and an
easy-to-read icon to represent expected weather conditions (e.g., "sunny"
or "cloudy" or "rain", etc.) for each day. Both products also include text
descriptions conditions, and a color-changing backlight to indicate the
current temperature at a glance (blue hues = cold temps, red hues = warm
temps). The color- shifting feature is a popular feature inherited from the
award-winning Ambient Orb. The 7-Day Forecaster also provides UV Index,
wind speed and direction, pollen alerts, and air quality alerts.
The Forecasters are designed for use anywhere in the home or office.
They require no sensors, special configuration, or subscription fees.
Price and Availability
The Ambient 5-Day Forecaster has a suggested retail price of $149.99.
The Ambient 7-Day Forecaster has a suggested retail price of $199.99.
Both products will be available from U.S. retailers in Q4 2007.
About Ambient Devices
Ambient Devices makes display products that effortlessly and instantly
deliver essential information, at a glance. The Company's technologies
enable immediate, dedicated access to dynamic information, such as weather
forecasts, stock market activity, sports scores, and more, virtually
anywhere in the home or office - with little or no user configuration.
Ambient Devices was founded in 2001 to commercialize patent-pending
technologies pioneered at the MIT Media Lab. The company is headquartered
in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is privately held. For more information,
please visit http://www.ambientdevices.com .
SOURCE Ambient Devices