The signal service

a bureau of the government (in the United States connected with the War Department) organized to collect from the whole country simultaneous raports of local meteorological conditions, upon comparison of which at the central office, predictions concerning the weather are telegraphed to various sections, where they are made known by signals publicly displayed.

See also: Signal

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Sir," said Villefort, in the squeaky tone assumed by magistrates in their oratorical periods, and of which they cannot, or will not, divest themselves in society, "sir, the signal service which you yesterday rendered to my wife and son has made it a duty for me to offer you my thanks.
For background: the Signal Service of the Army included what is today's National Weather Service.
Powell lectured the commission on the two classes of scientific work conducted by the government: the "constructive work" of "applied science," performed for example by the Corps of Engineers; and the "original investigation" that "purely scientific institutions," such as the Geological Survey, the Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the Signal Service "were designed for.
According to the Head of CyTA Services Department, Alecos Alexandrou, C[pounds sterling]The problem concerns the software of one of the two CYTA telephony centres that handle the signal service for mobile phones that are abroad.
Eight months later, with greater emphasis placed on the activity of the SIS, the Signal Service Company redesignated as the 2d Signal Service Battalion.
To ensure dependable data, the Signal service now offers added reliability through its new proprietary Connection Manager server software, which manages seamless load-balancing and supports fault-tolerant server technology, ensuring high-quality, real-time service.
According to the Head of CyTA Services Department, Alecos Alexandrou, eC[pounds sterling]The problem concerns the software of one of the two CYTA telephony centres that handle the signal service for mobile phones that are abroad.