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Emergency Alert Testing Hopeful Sign for 3.0
TV NEWS CHECK| October 22, 2015

These new capabilities, however, won’t make the final advanced emergency alerting capability of ATSC 3.0 different than what is in the FEMA lab for the purposes of its testing, he adds.
For many broadcasters, implementing AWARN capability will be a matter of a simple software upgrade rather than a new hardware purchase.


Cyber Threats Have Broadcasters Hacked Off
TV News Check | June 23, 2015

While politically motivated hacks such as the ones that may have disrupted France’sTV5Monde and WBOC Salisbury, Md., are scary, they aren't likely to be typical. Stations and networks are more likely to be hit by garden variety malware and malicious code intrusions because where there is IP, there is vulnerability. An area of particular security concern to broadcasters is the nation’s Emergency Alert System, which is increasingly dependent on networked and IP-based services.

Getting the Message Out
NPAS and NAAD For EAS Users

The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource| May 7, 2015

[April 2015] Just as American broadcasters are getting used to CAP and IPAWS enhancements to the EAS, Canada has rolled out its national alerting system, with stations now required to participate. Ed Czarnecki explains what the Canadians are doing and how it compares to the U.S. EAS.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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