By downloading NextRadio, Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA customers can use their Android smartphone to receive news and information from local broadcast affiliates during times of emergency.
Emergency messaging platform
Stations can update their units with a firmware update. A note should also be placed in the station log.
The agency reacted to growing consumer complaints that TV and radio commercials are misusing EAS tones.
Twenty-five NPR-affiliated public radio stations throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas agreed to participate in the pilot project to transmit emergency alert messages.
Public warning has become an important role for radio as a first informer.
The presentation, "Local Media as First Informers: Effectively Using Wireless Emergency Alerts" explains how the alerts work with broadcasters.
The new PSAs promote Hurricane Preparedness Week, and an FCC waiver will allow the simulated test tones.
The audio network reaches more than 190 million weekly listeners.
The report says that the test overall was a success, but there are areas for improvement.
Emergency alert notification
Digital Alert Systems says it’s the first company to offer an EAS/CAP device that can deliver alerts in multiple languages.
The new model has all the features of the EAS911 but with a touch-screen user interface for operation and setup.
While not complete tones, some data can be decoded.
EAS and CAP decoder and encoder
The NASBA-NAB EAS Forum will be held in Washington on March 4, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET at the Ritz Carlton.
The FCC wants all stations to change the passwords on their EAS units from the default factory settings.
PEPAC is an industry organization made up of representatives of the approximately 80 Primary Entry Point stations.
The app provides access to iMap's current weather conditions, extended forecast, weather notifications, and live weather radar for the Alert FM home Zip Code plus additional locations.
Handheld EAS remote control
The system is CAP-compatible and IPAWS-compliant.