News Release

HRIT test dissemination is scheduled on 27 February 2007

Japan Meteorological Agency
7 Feb. 2007

HRIT/LRIT has been adopted as a new method of imagery dissemination in MTSAT service, and HiRID/WEFAX will continue to the end of 2007 when transition period ends.

The dissemination timetable of HRIT/LRIT will be changed after HiRID/WEFAX will be discontinued.

Because HRIT dissemination start-time will be earlier and time span will be longer in the new timetable, some current HRIT receiver might abort on the way to receiving next year.

Therefore, test dissemination is scheduled on 27 February 2007 as rehearsal of next year's HRIT dissemination manner.

The timetable for test dissemination is shown as Attachment.

If you have an HRIT receiving system, you are recommended to confirm that your system receives the HRIT data normally during the test dissemination.