Max Connect

Interactive weather radar maps help you visualize what the audience will see, right from the palm of your hand.

Easily control interactive radar maps while on the air

Empower your on-air talent to interact with show elements in near-real time by using an award-winning iPad® -based, interactive weather map app. A specialized and highly-intuitive interface allows broadcasters to control and visualize what the audience will see, right from the palm of their hand. This includes accessing any data or tool in the system, interacting with augmented reality objects, and incorporating viewer-submitted stories from social media.

In the eye of the storm, stay eye to eye with your viewers

With Max Connect, our on-air iPad interface, your meteorologists can create the most compelling on-air presentation–staying in command without turning away from their audience.


Interact with broadcast graphics

Use powerful AR telestration tools to pan and zoom the map, select preset drawing and query tools, and draw directly on the tablet for better storytelling.

Stay eye-to-eye

Deliver life-saving information during severe weather updates without ever turning away from the camera.

Broadcast remotely

Storm track live from the field with full access to all Max Storm data and the ability to display and query the latest watches and warnings.

Frequently asked questions

How do I use the Max Connect iPad weather app?

Max Connect allows your talent to pan and zoom across weather maps, select preset drawing and query tools, and draw directly on the iPad tablet, which then can be seen on-air.

How does the Max Connect iPad weather app compare to a clicker?

Max Connect allows your talent to take direct control. Actions such as advancing your hits and zooming and panning are as simple as swiping across the screen, and it’s easy to highlight important information with drawings. In addition, Max Connect allows you to take your weather broadcast outdoors.

Does Max Connect require particular hardware?

No, Max Connect is run via software on a customer-sourced iPad Pro device.

Do I need to learn how to use all Max products to use Max Connect?

No. Max Connect is built into the Max ecosystem, so there’s only one system to learn, and all components integrate seamlessly with each other.

What are Max Connect’s system requirements?

Max Connect requires a customer-sourced iPad Pro device with at least 3 Gb of free storage. Max Connect also requires a Max workstation on a minimum HP Z820 system running Max version 6.3 or later.

Who has the most accurate weather?

The Weather Company is the world’s most accurate weather forecaster overall, according to a 2017-2020 study from ForecastWatch: Global and Regional Weather Forecast Accuracy Overview, 2017-2022, commissioned by IBM.

How do I reach The Weather Company Customer Support team?

For linear TV product questions, call 978.983.6350, email twccustomersupport@weather.com or submit a ticket via The Weather Community.

For digital/mobile product questions, email twcdigitalsupport@weather.com.

Let’s talk

To learn more about how Max Connect can help on-air talent interact with show elements in near-real time, contact our media experts today.

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