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Stations Prep For National EAS Test
TV Technology | September 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO—If ever the broadcast industry was poised and ready for a test, it seems to be this one. On Sept. 28 at 2:20 pm EDT, EAS broadcast participants will participate in a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. Set up by the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau alongside the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the test is designed to analyze the reliability and effectiveness of the nation’s EAS warning system. The emphasis will be on the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System gateway—aka IPAWS—which is the way that common alerting protocol-based EAS alerts are disseminated.

A Primer on the September National EAS Test
TV Technology | August 1, 2016

WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has announced that the next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will take place on Sept. 28 at 2:20 PM EDT, with a secondary test date of Oct. 5, if needed.

WRAL Lights Up ATSC 3.0 4k Signal
TV Technology | June 29, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C.— WRAL-TV, Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh-Durham, said it launched its new ATSC 3.0 TV station with the first live simulcast of a commercially licensed television station. 
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Pearl, Pilot, Sinclair Join AWARN Alliance
TV Technology | April 11, 2016

WASHINGTON– Pearl TV, Pilot and Sinclair have joined other broadcast groups to support the rapid deployment of the Advanced Warning and Response Network, or “AWARN.” Together, they are forming the AWARN Alliance, whose primary mission is to implement the advanced alerting capabilities of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard being developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee.

Triveni, DAS Team On Ohio Digital EAS
TV Technology | March 24, 2016

PRINCETON, N.J.The triumvirate of Triveni Digital, Digital Alert Systems and Ohio Educational Television Stations, Inc., recently collaborated on the creation of Ohio Digital EAS (OEAS). This IP-based delivery system distributes emergency information to the public and first responders using datacast technology from Triveni and a software-based emergency messaging delivery platform from DAS. The alerts and government communications are distributed through Ohio’s 12 public television stations.

DAS to Shoecase EAS/CAP Software at 2016 NAB Show
TV Technology | February 29, 2016

LAS VEGASDigital Alert Systems will showcase version 3.0 of its DASDEC software for advanced EAS/CAP compliance. It offers functional and operational improvements, including the unique Alert Agent feature for selectively processing EAS messages from a variety of sources. It streamlines menus and reduces compliance complexity, and is fully compliant with upcoming 2016 FCC requirements.

Do You Need to Make This EAS Tweak?
TV Technology | January 21, 2016

WASHINGTON— A new year ushers in the next regional IPAWS test. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System in certain states on Feb. 24 at 2:20 p.m. EST. (See Next Regional Alert Test Is a Biggie.)

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