Digital Alert Systems Dasdec, Monroe Electronics One-Net Complete IPAWS Conformity Assessment

May 9, 2011

Lyndonville, NY - May 9, 2011 - Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems (DAS) division have filed their Suppliers Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) to show completion of IPAWS testing for the Dasdec and the One-Net emergency messaging platforms. Both products have met the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Conformity Assessment (CA), which verifies the Dasdec and One-Net platforms conform to requirements for receiving alerting messages from the FEMA IPAWS system.

IPAWS is the Federal Government's Integrated Public Alert and Warning System managed by the FEMA. FEMA has encouraged emergency management officials, broadcasters, and other EAS equipment users to learn more about the program and to access test reports on the FEMA RKB website before making alert and warning system purchases.

Also maintaining FCC Part 11 certification and FCC Part 15 certification, the DASDEC and One-Net effectively satisfy all the requirements necessary for EAS participants to meet the FCC's September deadline for CAP conformance by broadcasters and cable TV operators.

The IPAWS CA program is designed to ensure that vendors wishing to provide hardware or software solutions meet FCC and FEMA requirements. The Declaration of Conformity affirms that test engineers with the Incident Management Test and Evaluation Laboratory (IMTEL) executed a series of test cases, under which the DASDEC and One-Net successfully passed all test cases in their entirety, meeting all requirements for receiving alerting messages from the FEMA IPAWS system without exception. This assures broadcasters, cable and IPTV operators, emergency managers, and the public that the DASDEC and One-Net comply with FEMA program requirements and are ready for immediate deployment.

IPAWS conformity is built into every new Dasdec-II system. Broadcasters already working with Dasdec-II units can contact DAS to upgrade to their systems.

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