Digital Alert Systems Provide Multilingual Support for Canadian Public Alerting System

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Lyndonville, NY - Mar 13, 2013 - The Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems subsidiary DASDEC emergency messaging platform and R189 One-Net Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) encoder/decoder systems are providing comprehensive support for Canada's National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination (NAAD) system requirements. This option includes full support for Canada's unique Common Alerting Protocol messaging profile known as CAP-CP, incorporating robust multilingual messaging with English and French-Canadian text-to-speech capabilities. In addition to offering features for TV and radio, the companies' CAP EAS platforms also provide advanced functionality for CAP alert processing by Canadian cable and IPTV systems.

According to Jim Heminway, chief operating officer at Monroe Electronics the DASDEC and One-Net alert override systems are the first systems to offer complete Canadian CAP support that enables weather alerts from Environment Canada and civil alerts from local authorities via the NAAD infrastructure and offer multiple voices for text-to-speech generation in both English and French-Canadian.

DASDEC and One-Net users can opt to distribute alerts in English, French, or both languages, with on-screen display of text accompanied by high-quality synthetic speech for each dialect. The CAP-CP module also allows users to interface with a range of downstream media systems that do not accept Canadian-format geographical information or alerting codes. This is a feature for cable and IPTV operators desiring to monitor the Pelmorex-operated NAAD system.

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