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An Assessment of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System: Operational Test and Evaluation of the First System Build APPENDIX B Summary of AWIPS Builds AWIPS Build Release Date Major Functionality Added in Build 1 September 1996 Satellite broadcast and site acquisition (ingest) and processing (database management) of data from GOES weather satellites, NEXRAD radar, and national forecast models (gridded model data); graphical user interface and workstation applications; hydrometeorological applications; basic NCF monitoring and control capabilities for site workstations at 12 field offices. 2 May 1997 Upgrade to new versions of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) infrastructure software (operating systems, database engine, NCF monitoring and site backup); automated backup for application and data servers; simple print capability. 3 October 1997 FOA workstation interface and data management software integrated with AWIPS communications software infrastructure. 4 June 1998 Ingest and display of ASOS (Automated Surface Observing System) data; initial local data acquisition and dissemination (LDAD); terrestrial wide-area network (point-to-point communications); site backup; full NCF monitor, control, and archive capability. 5/6 1999 Advanced versions of forecast product generators; user-defined functions (e.g., derived parameters for gridded data); additional advanced user applications; intersite coordination; advanced LDAD and external interface capabilities.
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