For Immediate Release


StormStudy chosen to distribute exciting new severe weather warning device in North Carolina


John Van Pelt
The StormStudy Project

Susan Harris
(800) 743-4989

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, July 23, 2001: Page Update, Inc. The second largest Wireless Weather Provider in the United States announces today the launch of WEATHER ALERT 2000®. This system will give commercial, governmental agencies, and residential subscribers instant access to real- time severe weather alerts nationwide. The Weather Alert 2000® is the first nationwide digital warning system in the country. The Weather Alert 2000 ® was originally designed for the deaf and hard of hearing but after the unit was field tested by Offices of Emergency Management and others it was deemed ? THE NEXT GENERATION IN SEVERE WEATHER NOTIFICATION?.

Weather Alert 2000 ® allows subscribers to program any combination of 16 counties regardless of state or region of the country. Users can change programmed counties on the fly. Weather Alert 2000 ® receives all priority one EAS Watches and Warnings issued from the National Weather Service in less than 90 seconds. This unit has all of the Hi- Tech features you would expect to find including; 1050hz all hazard alert tone, direct satellite downlink feed, AC power with battery backup, alert time stamp, text display on a indiglo backlit screen, high intensity red LED on the front of the unit and large clock with alarm. The Weather Alert 2000 ® setup process is simple, providing a very quick, user – friendly link to vital Severe Weather Information from just about anywhere in the United States.

The Weather Alert 2000 ® system was designed for the deaf and the hearing impaired, business, government agencies and individuals who are directly impacted by rapidly changing severe weather conditions. Because Weather Alert 2000 ® utilizes digital satellite technology it is four times faster than traditional broadcast. This product will lead the way as weather radio migrates from anachronistic analog RF technology to digital transmission.

StormStudy has been chosen to distribute the WeatherAlert 2000 in North Carolina. For product details, visit: Discounts will be offered through StormStudy for multiple unit orders.

Page Update is the leader in Wireless Severe Weather Notification providing accurate real-time severe weather alerts and weather forecast to clients in more than 3500 counties in the United States. Page Update can transmit Weather alerts to its dedicated Weather Alert 2000 ® receivers as well as to alphanumeric pagers, digital PCS phones, PDA?s and other wireless devices.

The StormStudy Project is a severe weather awareness effort created in the public interest. Based in Raleigh, StormStudy provides Central North Carolina residents with educational opportunities throughout the year and issues mobile weather warnings and tips during severe weather events. StormStudy also provides weather support for a wide range of public events.