Would it make sense for a standard to be set concerning where on the screen an EAS crawl should be set? With aspect ratio conversion between carriers, differently formatted sets and all, should we establish a uniform raster location for alerts? Should it be different for watches versus warnings?
Why not have some sort of video slide or live video stream during an EAN? In the event that we had to use it, shouldn't there be video of some sort while overriding ALL broadcast? I would think a video would at least give something to look at other than a 'black screen' on cable and satellite.
There is currently no mandatory participation by Emergency Managers. This should be changed. The Emergency Managers in our Area do not care to use EAS and have little idea how to utilize it if they wanted to. This must change
The EAS system needs an overhaul.
Anyone out there using a PIER Systems web site for emergency information? If so, have you had luck setting up a feed that communicates with CAP servers?
Assuring that both CAP and classic EAS messages propagate should be listed as a "best practice" for SECC's to consider when rewriting state plans.
Does your state plan include a list of LP and NWS stations that Participating Stations monitor? Where is your list available? What do you do if you can't monitor your monitoring assignment?
The map can be a scalable device and can use levels of access so it can be of use by agencies or the public. As the EAS system grows and includes other technologies,... more »
Today's webinar did not really highlight the role of local EAS plans in verifying monitoring assignments. I think that the best practices document should refer broadcast and cable systems to their local plans to verify that all local monitor assignments are indeed connected to EAS devices. It might also remind everyone that having a local plan posted at the EAS operating point is an FCC compliance requirement.
Time for the National Test is listed as "2:00 pm EDT" on 9 November 2011.
As nearly as I can tell, EDT ends 6 Nov 2011.
Perhaps this should be clarified?