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Monroe Electronics Debuts Halo for EAS Device Management
The Broadcasters' Desktop Resource | December, 2017

Focus on Regulation IPAWS Triggered Polling and BLU Alerts Explained

Monroe Electronics Debuts Halo for EAS Device Management
TV Technology | October 10, 2017

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y.—Monroe Electronics has a Halo with its new Emergency Alert Systems management system that can oversee all encoders/decoders and facilitate command of all connected EAS devices within an organization. The Halo platform combines EAS operations and compliance under one umbrella for unified configuration, EAS log reporting and error/alarm monitoring.

National EAS Test Results Look Positive, But There Are Issues
TV Technology | September 28, 2017

WASHINGTONAnecdotal evidence points to general success of yesterday’s national EAS system test, according to broadcasters and a major EAS equipment vendor. However, despite the test’s overall success, a nagging known problem stemming from FCC rules that require no delay in the turnaround and transmission of EAS messages persists.

National EAS Test Deploys; Early Reactions
Radio World | September 27, 2017

A big thumbs up, so far.

EAS Box Makers Weigh in on Blue Alerts
Radio World | August 4, 2017

Two prominent EAS equipment manufacturers weighed in with separate comments about the FCC proposal to add a Blue Alert code to EAS.

Broadcasters, FCC At Odds Over Blue Alert in EAS.
INSIDE RADIO | August 2, 2017

Support for law enforcement may run deep among broadcasters, but a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission for, in some cases, using the Emergency Alert System to warn officers of impending danger is getting a lukewarm response from the industry.

AtSC 3.0: A New Valve Added Approach for Emergency Information
TV Technology | July 5, 2017

The ATSC 3.0 (aka ”Next Gen TV”) standard holds the potential to not only vastly improve the television viewing experience and expand programming opportunities, but also enhance emergency communications capabilities and create new operational capabilities for stations. Advanced Emergency Alerting is one such capability that is very much in the best interest of broadcasters, their audiences, and emergency managers.

Monroe Electronics Upgrades, Rebrands Custom Messaging Software
TV Technology | June 13, 2017

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y.—Emergency communications system and video services providers Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems subsidiary are changing up its Custom Message Plus software. A rebrand to Custom Message Pro and an upgrade that features a new interface have been officially announced.

NAB Show Product Review: Signal Processing
TV Technology | June 9, 2017

EAS/CAP DIGITAL ALERTING SYSTEMS (DAS), a division of Monroe Electronics, partnered with TRIVENI DIGITAL on an ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting (AEA) starter kit for TV broadcasters.

Ohio Digital Alerting System is Active
Radio World | May 24, 2017

Ohio’s 12 public television stations recently collaborated to provide a major upgrade to the state’s EAS system. The project seeks to provide IP-based redundancy for the existing alerting architecture that distributes messages to radio stations, TV stations and government alerting sites — but without involving the “last-mile” internet.

NAB Sneak Peek: DAS Demonstrates Upgrades to EAS Products
Radio World | March 23, 2017

Digital Alert Systems brings to Las Vegas the latest in its line of Emergency Alert System products.
The DASDEC units have a new software version, 3.1. According to DAS, “Version 3.1 makes DASDEC the first EAS/CAP platform to support MPEG-DASH message playout. By adding MPEG-DASH to a DASDEC-II device, it’s possible to switch the internal MPEG encoder to provide a constant stream to maintain continuity with downstream encoders and other devices.” In addition the Alert Agent has been improved. There is a new audio-normalization function that assures audio levels in analog alerts match those in digital alerts, improving overall listening and legibility regardless of the source.

Ohio Public Stations Datacast EAS Messages Over ATSC 1.0
TV Technology| February 7, 2017

COLUMBUS, OHIOOhio Education Television Stations (OETS) is using the datacasting capacity of its ATSC 1.0 HDTV broadcasts to deliver emergency communications in Ohio during manmade and natural disasters. Meant to provide a redundant alternative to vulnerable internet-based communications during emergencies, the “OEAS (Ohio Digital Emergency Alerting System) Public AlertNet” uses a 128 kbps data allocation within the 12 OETS’ PBS stations’ HDTV broadcasts to transmit critical alerts and messages to other broadcasters for delivery to the public, with the future option of also serving police, fire and ambulance services with encrypted messaging.

How Will the Trump FCC Handle Alerting Issues?
TV Technology| January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON—How will the change in administrations affect the world of emergency alerting as it involves broadcasters? Radio World’s Paul McLane asked one close observer, Ed Czarnecki, senior director of strategy and government affairs at EAS equipment manufacturer Monroe Electronics and Digital Alert Systems.

How Will the Trump FCC Handle Alerting Issues?
Radio World| January 24, 2017

How will the change in administrations affect the world of emergency alerting as it involves broadcasters? We asked one close observer, Ed Czarnecki, senior director, strategy and government affairs, at EAS equipment manufacturer Monroe Electronics and Digital Alert Systems.

SBE Introduces EAS Advisory Group
Radio World| January 19, 2017

Emergency alerting is a crucial and fast-evolving part of the world of broadcasting; now engineers have another resource to help them sort it all out.

Monroe / DAS Plans Triggered CAP Polling
Radio World| January 13, 2017

At issue is how to ensure that the "most timely and content-rich version of an alert" reaches the public.
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