Once you install a new Sage Digital Endec, be sure the audio levels are set properly. One reader discovered they were not.
Much of the information was gathered from EAS webinar participants and the EAS tests in Alaska and the Virgin Islands.
EAS remote control
An additional nine months have been allotted for stations to be compliant.
A firmware update in the Inovonics 730 enables the EAS messaging function.
The RCS-DAS interface communicates EAS information between the NexGen Digital automation and the Dasdec over an IP network using Digital Alert Systems' exclusive EAS-Net communications protocol.
The FEMA Sept. 1 webinar provided more details about the Nov. 9 national EAS test.
The webinar is part of the effort to prepare broadcasters for the upcoming Nov. 8, 2011, national EAS test.
The national test will use a Washington, DC, FIPS code. Questions are being raised about an EAS decoder's ability to properly react.
The FCC has issued a public notice to clarify some details of the upcoming national EAS test.
The topic will be "Are You Ready for the Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test?"
Several industry groups say Sept. 30, 2011, is still too soon.
FEMA will produce a best practices and test procedure document that will be released in late September 2011.
The FCC is seeking input on the latest proposed rulemaking for EAS, which gives everyone an opportunity to suggest improvements in the system.
The FCC has released a Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, in which the Commission proposes a comprehensive review of the current EAS structure, and what steps should be taken to integrate new technology into future versions of the nation's alert system.
Gary Timm posted an overview of what is to be expected in the upcoming national EAS test on Nov. 9, 2011.
The statewide satellite CAP-EAS delivery system connects to LP1 and LP2 stations with Sage Endec EAS units.
The roundtable includes industry and government leaders including SBE President Vinny Lopez, CEV CBNT and SBE EAS Education Co-Chair Jeff Smith, CSRE CBNT.
FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief Jamie Barnett noted that the test is essential to testing the effectiveness of the Emergency Alert System.
The CAP-to-EAS converter has completed and passed the IPAWS Conformity Assesment Program.
The topic will be Analyzing the EAS NPRM: A Town Hall Discussion.
Emergency management software
Now that FEMA has adopted the CAP1.2 standard, broadcasters are asking questions about the deadline to install equipment and updates to the EAS rules.
PLAN is a free service that will allow customers with an enabled mobile device to receive geographically targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area.