Some CAP Breathing Room 

When FEMA formally adopted CAP at the end of September, there was no collective sigh of relief from broadcasters.

EAS/CAP Equipment Rundown 

Want to know what equipment is available to make your station CAP compliant? Here's a list.

FCC Extends EAS Compliance Deadline to Sept. 30, 2011 

The FCC extended the deadline from 180 days to 360 days, making the new deadline Sept. 30, 2011.

TFT Model 3320 

CAP-to-EAS converter

EAS False Tones in "Skyline" Movie Ad 

The TV spot has actual EAS tones for an RMT in central Pennsylvania.

SBE Renews Focus on EAS Education 

The group formed the SBE EAS Education Committee to provide practical information for members to implement EAS changes and ensure their stations' compliance.

Industry Groups Jointly File for CAP Countdown Extension 

The SBE, the NAB, MSTV, 46 state broadcast associations and other file a petition with the FCC to extend the deadline.

State of Idaho to Provide CAP Equipment to Broadcasters 

The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security will upgrade its emergency notification system, which will include the Internet as the primary communications link from the state.

FEMA Study Investigates Effectiveness of Alert FM 

The one-year study included continuous working demonstration of RBDS alerting systems over a three-month period across three locales.

EAS/CAP FAQ (old link) 

Now that FEMA has adopted the CAP1.2 standard, broadcasters are asking questions about the 180-day deadline to install equipment and updates to the EAS rules.

CSRIC Approves Part 11 CAP Changes 

CSRIC Working Group 5A has submitted specific recommendations on rule changes, provided general comment and analysis regarding the Part 11 regulatory structure with CAP in mind.

TFT, Alerting Solutions Prepared for CAP 

The two companies reiterate their products' capability to be ready for use with the new CAP requirements.

What Happens when FEMA Approves CAP? 

Once the decision is made, many broadcasters are concerned with the now legendary 180-day clock that will begin counting down.

FEMA Adopts CAP for Emergency Alerts 

Now that FEMA has adopted CAP, the 180-day clock for broadcasters to receive CAP messages has begun.

Inovonics Ties RDS to Sage Endec 

The Inovonics model 730 RDS encoder now supports the Sage Digital Endec, so when an EAS or Common Alerting Protocol message is sent it is automatically forwarded to all RDS receivers in the stations' network.

Digital Alert Systems DASDEC-II 

Emergency messaging platform

GSS and Sage Alerting Advance EAS 

The Sage Digital Endec, the GSSNet satellite delivery network, and CAP origination tools provide a complete end-to-end CAP source, transport, and broadcast dissemination system.

EAS, CAP and the 180-day Clock 

As radio waits for the trigger to be pulled, rumors and misconceptions abound about how CAP implementation will work.

Digital Alert Systems DASDEC-IR 

Intelligent Remote package

Sage Alerting Digital Endec 

EAS encoder/decoder

Digital Alert Systems Dasdec 

Digital EAS encoder/decoder

Intrinsic Net Studio Hawk.8 

Audio/EAS monitor

DAS Offers CAP-Compliant Firmware Upgrade for Dasdec 

The upgrade will be available to Dasdec-I and Dasdec-II customers when the final FEMA/FCC CAP requirements are announced.

Digital Alert Systems Integrates EAS Into WideOrbit for Automation 

The pairing of the two systems is designed to streamline operations, prevent emergency alert step-on insertion over advertiser material and produce a more polished and sophisticated on-air product.

ECIG Releases CAP EAS Implementation Guide 

The guide is intended to further reduce areas of uncertainty in how an alert will be presented to the public via CAP-EAS.

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