What are the best ways to switch multiple station audio with a single EAS device?
Guidelines for local individual and community emergency response; i.e. info about shelter, medical help, emergency status of emergency, food, water, clothing, etc.
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?
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?
I suggest that all SECC's reach out to their respective state's professional emergency management associations. Nationally, we need to do more outreach to NEMA, the organization that State emergency managers belong to. We need to not only meet with professional EM's at all levels, but ask them if we can get on programs for their conventions, and allow them the opportunity to meet with local broadcasters.
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?
Develop a high-level GIS map to identify locations using GPS coordinates. Consider using the Protection of Critical Infrastructure Information to manage disclosure of EAS/IPAWS locations. Access could be managed through the Responders’ Knowledge Base. 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 »
A major source of contention is the lack of harmony of EAS and program content. While there are events that should always be given the ability to immediately override program, "Priority 1" this is not so fo many alerts. If a priority scheme can be associated with the event codes, and lower priorities (higher numbers) can be assigned progressively longer timeout periods before proceeding to override the program, perhaps... more »
While we complain of poor quality audio in EAS, the equipment is moving towards computer platforms. That means we now have sound card generated audio and consumer unbalanced audio I/O on EAS equipment. Can we achieve an audio quality similar to that of our normal programming with this equipment?
Using Cell Phone Servie to send messages to numbers in an affected area.
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?
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.
The Best Practices should contain a recap of the two basic EAS operating modes, manual and automatic, and how the automatic mode relates to the FCC's definition of unattended operations. The point is that stations running in the manual mode must truly be able to respond to incoming EAS events in a timely manner in compliance with Part 11.
The slide presentation is available at this link: