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?
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An observation for stations that don't broadcast an EAS activation but go right to live news coverage when there's an activation--a local emergency manager told me that he expects consistency when it comes to emergency information. He wants the public to get the information from the emergency official first and not some reporter's interpretation of what the emergency official said especially when that reporter is not ...more »
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 »
Create a FEMA local broadcast network channel (EBC) of volunteers to take over the local public television in the off hour night operations when the local public television goes off the air. This can be manned by local volunteers, and then when there is a real emergency enacted the volunteers can disseminate information as needed. This channel can pre-empt local public television stations for alerts during their normal ...more »
I'm concerned that the legacy end user equipment isn’t going to be able to function after IPAWS is used. I mean for example a TiVo and Moxi don’t support the audio portion of alerts, only the banner which I think uses rigid predestinated scripts. For example THE BROADCAST STATION OR CABLE SYSTEM HAS ISSUED A REQUIRED WEEKLY TEST FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES/AREAS: (list of counties/parishes/independent cities, or other ...more »
Is there anywhere you can actually see the national roll out of this program. I am in a Telecommuications class and and we are just wondering how this roll out works as far and from the top down and maybe any pictures of it.... any ideas???
Our station and a few others in our area have noted that the Sage Endec might have a problem. We have two units. One played the entire message through correctly. The other played back the first two seconds then the rest was silence. Another station in the area noted the same thing, one of their three units doing that. Anybody else?
Many online services where users tend to stay attached, say for instance multiplayer games, might want to plug into such a system. The interface could be as simple as an RSS feed.
The mobile phone is the perfect Emergency Response & Notification system. Face it, one thing you always have within a few feet of you is your phone.In case of a tornado, act of terrorism, or any other situation that requires the people you are responsible for to be alerted.
For the national test was the AT&T conference bridge at Blue Ridge used to send the EAN message to the PEP stations?
I would like to suggest that in addition to carrying national EAS on the NPR Squawk (News Advisory) channel that NPR also carry EAS on "Squawk Net", the Breaking News Channel. NPR stations could then monitor the Breaking News Channel on their Endecs and have a direct line to national. This would improve audio quality across the country ... at least on NPR stations and any stations that monitor them. The NPR News Advisory ...more »
What are the best ways to switch multiple station audio with a single EAS device?
As most of us (all of us) now have internet access, could the system be re-arranged so that the station to station leapfrog system could become the backup method? There will still be the occasional dropout of the internet, but it is a fast and high quality way of transferring information. But once again - who controls how that information would be transmitted? Would it be user centric, or vendor centric?