DAS Offers Way to Disable Scheduled EAN
Nov 3, 2014 4:31 PM
INDIANAPOLIS�In response to concerns brought up by the unauthorized playing of the national emergency alert notification tones on Oct. 24, 2014, the Society of Broadcast Engineers shares this Field Service Bulletin from Digital Alerting Systems.
It explains how to remove the test, which is believed to be a retransmission from the original EAN test conducted Nov. 9, 2011. There is a concern that Digital Alerting Systems' DASDEC units may have stored the recent unauthorized EAN and will retransmit when the date/time stamp becomes valid.
The SBE suggests broadcasters using a DASDEC system version 2.5 or earlier who are also located in any area where this syndicated programming was broadcast on your EAS monitoring source/station, should read the Field Service Bulletin for more information and for the company''s procedural instructions.