TriVis Weather Graphix is a specialist developer of graphics systems for broadcast weather forecasting and presentation. In 2014 it celebrated 20 years in the business, starting out at a time when, it says, graphics computers had to be the size of cabinets to provide the power needed to produce good-looking, TV standard images. Based in Darmstadt, TriVis Weather Graphix now supplies programs to TV broadcasters, newspapers and online/mobile operators in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
The company's developments have moved on from the ground-break 3D fly-throughs to Ultra HD/4k visuals.
TriVis Weather Graphic product packages include Stratus, an affordable system that gives visualisation of satellite and radar data as well as forecasts in the form of weather symbols and spot value plots. It can be run on Linux and on Windows in encapsulated form. There are options for the TriPlay module, which allows a playout rate of 25/30 frames a second, and a freely defined 3D camera perspective. Cumulus offers all features found on Stratus, plus the JobControl automated batch operation and additional graphics options, such as the manual addition and animation of warm and cold fronts and occlusions. Cirrus 2D is the most advanced two dimensional system in the TriVis range, adding statistical tables and animated air-mass advection arrows to the Cumulus package. Cirrus 3D delivers everything its 2D equivalent does along with TriPlay/SuperSmooth, true volumetric clouds with correct shadow computation and 3D precipitation and lightning.