Monroe Electronics subsidiary Digital Alert Systems (DAS) has reached a technology partnership that integrates its EAS-Net communications software with NVerzion‘s CloudNine video server system.
As a result, users can benefit from a direct IP link between the DAS DASDEC emergency messaging platform and NVerzion’s video servers to handle Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) messages.
The integration helps U.S. television and cable companies using NVerzion equipment to fulfill EAS/CAP mandates, and provides NVerzion customers a means to integrate emergency messaging within a traditional master control room or other playback control environment.
Under the technology partnership, DAS’ EAS/CAP messaging capabilities integrate directly with NVerzion’s graphic overlay and audio playback systems over multiple channels. This direct IP link means all EAS/CAP communications can be sent over the network connection. Furthermore, to make the interface more understandable, NVerzion has color-coded the message background to better match the severity of the alert: green for tests, yellow for watches, and red for warnings or other high-level alerts.
“In order to keep the public informed in an emergency and comply with FCC regulations in broadcast, our customers count on our video-server products to handle EAS messaging,” said Reed Haslam, NVerzion’s Director of Sales. “This technology integration with Digital Alert Systems further proves we can support our customers’ workflows with even greater efficiency.”