FEMA releases report favoring FM RBDS for alerts

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FEMA / Federal Emergency Management AgencyFEMA has released to the public an updated study funded by Homeland Security and prepared by Northrup Grumman that means great news for FM chips in cell phones. The report, “Radio Broadcast Data System Study Demo Report and Product Spec..” is calling FM Chips and the RBDS system a viable enhancement to the current cellular alerting systems. Keep in mind—it’s not only cellphones, but anything with an FM chip that is capable of doing emergency alerting.

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