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Baron Mobile Link Now Supports Up To Four Simultaneous XM WX Connections

July 16, 2012, Huntsville, AL… Baron Services, Inc., a leading weather technology company, announced today that its popular Mobile Link device will now provide up to four mobile devices with the ability to simultaneously connect to and receive XM WX graphical weather data. This upgrade is the main feature in the free Firmware 2.2 update, which is available immediately for current subscribers.

The Mobile Link allows XM WX Satellite Weather subscribers to display onboard weather data by running compatible apps on their mobile devices, including the iPhone® and iPad®. The new firmware update will provide up to four connections for pilots, co-pilots, captains, crew, owners and passengers to view XM WX weather data with different apps on different devices at the same time, and not interfere with each other.

Bob Baron, President and CEO of Baron Services stated, “Our customers have asked for a way to run multiple devices from one Mobile Link unit. We believe that we have exceeded their expectations with the current capacity for four connections. As a pilot, I know what an advantage it will be for our customers to be able to view XM WX Satellite Weather data products on more than one app at a time.”

Radio Status Page
As part of the 2.2 update, the graphical features on the radio status page have been enhanced. While overall functionality of this page remains the same, there is now a radio status page icon that can be added to the Home Screen so that users will have easier access to signal information. Users have the option of naming this icon before adding it to the home screen.

Admin Panel
The admin panel has also received a fresh new look. User names and passwords will remain the same. With the new admin panel, users can access virtually all the device features simply by logging in. Firmware updates, making changes to the radio connection, renaming the SSID, and Mobile Link system information can all be accessed directly from the redesigned panel.

Availability
The Mobile Link Firmware 2.2 update will be available immediately for existing customers to download at www.baronservices.com/mobilelinkupdate. Setup instructions and a tutorial video will be provided on the page to assist customers through the upgrade process. All new Mobile Link units will ship with the latest firmware updates in place.  The Mobile Link device will be on display in XM WX Booth C3037 – C3039 at 2012 AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

About Baron Services
Baron Services’ products span the globe, serving government, business and consumer markets with state-of-the-art weather technologies and integrated solutions. From Doppler radar manufacturing and installation to advanced forecast modeling for hydrology, air quality, and meteorology, Baron Services continues to lead the weather industry through award-winning innovation. Baron Services, through its partnership with L-3 STRATIS, was awarded a five-year contract from NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) to provide a system-wide upgrade of the 171 NWS, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DOD) NEXRAD radars to dual-polarization capability. Part of the XM NavWeather system, Baron Services’ Threat Matrix technology is now available as standard or standard option on select models from Acura, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Nissan, Porsche and the Honda Goldwing motorcycle. In the aviation industry, Baron’s technology comes standard with over 90% of general aviation aircraft being manufactured with XM WX Satellite Weather as standard or standard option. Baron is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama with offices in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Florida. For more news and information on Baron Services, please visit www.baronservices.com.

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