SIRIUS Introduces Marine Weather Data Service
On-Demand Access to Weather Data From SIRIUS Available on Raymarine's E-Series Navigation Displays
NEW YORK, April 5, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced the availability of a marine weather data service featuring on-demand access to detailed weather information for the boating community. SIRIUS' Marine Weather Service will first be available over the E-Series high performance multifunction navigation displays from Raymarine.
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"This is the first time that SIRIUS is integrating a data information service into marine electronics products, and we are very pleased to be working with Raymarine to make this service a reality," said Larry Pesce, SIRIUS Senior Vice President of Services. "Our extensive nationwide satellite footprint, combined with our ability to cover hundreds of miles off the U.S. coasts, makes our service unique to boaters. Our current offering will provide no less then 14 data elements ranging from weather radar to buoy reports. Pricing will range from $29.99 for the base Mariner package to $99.99 for the Professional."
Available for purchase only in the U.S., the SIRIUS Marine Weather Service coverage includes the 48 contiguous states and waters extending hundreds of miles into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
Using the new Raymarine SR 100 satellite weather receiver module, boaters will now have a wide range of advanced forecast information available to them, including the WSI NOWRad(R) weather radar, featuring storm tracks, sea surface temperature, wind, surface pressure, wave heights, lightning and much more. The E-Series navigation interface will enable boat captains to view the SIRIUS weather data alongside radar, chartplotter and fishfinder functions.
SIRIUS delivers more than 125 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 67 music channels available nationwide. SIRIUS also delivers 61 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NBA and NHL and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL, NBA and NHL. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 25,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, RadioShack and at http://shop.sirius.com.
SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the country.
Click on http://www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription.
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