Putting some ease into EAS


A task force of emergency alert manufacturers and providers has come up with guidelines to facilitate interoperability for the US Emergency Alert System, using a Common Alerting Protocol. EAS-CAP Industry Group says its draft profile “…will be an important step towards improving interoperability across agencies, jurisdictions, systems and vendors, helping to ensure that the public benefits from improved capabilities to communicate weather, civil, AMBER and other alerts via broadcast media.” The recommendations will be forwarded to the FCC, FEMA, National Weather Service and other organizations and will be fast-tracked for implementation by the task force members. The force includes Digital Alert Systems LLC; Hormann America Inc.; iBiquity Digital Corporation; Monroe Electronics Inc.; MyStateUSA; Sage Alerting Systems Inc.; SpectraRep LLC; TFT Inc.; Trilithic Inc.; and Warning Systems Inc.