GSS and Sage Alerting Advance EAS

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Jackson, MS, and Rye Brook, NY - Sep 20, 2010 - Global Security Systems (GSS), a systems integrator, satellite service provider, and manufacturer of the Alert FM radio-based alert system, and Sage Alerting Systems, manufacturer of broadcast alerting equipment, have announced a cooperative agreement that advances the CAP-based EAS for radio broadcasters, and meets Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Open Infrastructure requirements.

The Sage Digital Endec, the GSSNet satellite delivery network, and CAP origination tools provide a complete end-to-end CAP source, transport, and broadcast dissemination system. These products can also be used with additional systems, such as DMIS and DM-OPEN (now called IPAWS OPEN).

The combined benefits include addressable satellite delivery of CAP-originated EAS audio and EAS text messages for all radio broadcasters, and dissemination of first-generation digital audio and text for display on any FM receiver with RBDS, as well as being HD compatible.

Geo-targeted emergency information, including National Weather Service, local, state and federal messages is included. Alert FM receivers can also be added to the system to provide text and audio delivery with sounders and flashing lights for disabled, elderly, home and business use.

A regional installation in Texas will be the first to take advantage of the GSS-Sage partnership. The installation will provide individual data-delivery to each transmitter site and mitigate the risks associated with daisy-chain and Internet systems.

Pilot programs in other states will soon provide a state-wide implementation utilizing the Sage and GSSNet infrastructure.

The GSS and Sage products will be on display at The Radio Show, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, at the FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning (IPAWS) booth.

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