EAS Equipment Installation, Configuration, and Operation

EAS Technical Best Practices- EAS Equipment. Please consider the following questions: 1.) What are best practices for configuring co-located stations? 2.) What best practices would industry suggest to quickly and efficiently update EAS equipment in the field? 3.) What best practices would industry suggest to quickly and efficiently operate EAS equipment at co-located stations? 4.) How can vendors make the installation process easier?

EAS Equipment Installation, Configuration, and Operation

CAP - EAS Redundancy

Why does CAP have to control EAS? CAP should work along side EAS to provide additional information when needed. Why not have EAS and CAP messages originate in the same system but be independent of each other. Making them redundant and not dependent on each other provides a more robust and reliable system. This provides us with the benefits of the new system but does not open the existing EAS chain to the frailty of the ...more »

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FIPS codes

I understand that the FIPS codes used for this test will be the Washington DC codes. I also understand that many EAS encoders will have no issue with this, as they ignore the FIPS codes for a EAN. Is there a list of equipment that will have issues using these codes?

 

How will this impact stations close to the Washington DC area, that can hear and may even monitor a DC station as their PEP?

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CAP Solutions Testing

I would like to see the Manufacturers of CAP solutions for EAS follow the lead of TFT and set up CAP testing servers so that end users can test their upgrade/new equipment to see if the CAP set up is functioning correctly. This is important since there are only CAP servers in some states and it will help contract engineers and techs set up CAP solutions more efficiently. If CAP doesn't work at the end point, the whole ...more »

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Top 5 Common EAS Challenges

What we've heard so far:

 

State Monitoring Assignments

Audio Quality

Basic EAS Device Configuration

Cable Force Tuning

Signal Reception & Coverage Areas

 

What are your Top 5?

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