State of Idaho to Provide CAP Equipment to Broadcasters
Oct 15, 2010 11:51 AM
Boise, ID - Oct 15, 2010 - In July 2010, Ward Noland, warning coordinator for the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, sent a letter to that state's broadcasters outlining some of the coming changes to EAS. In that letter, Noland states that 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. In addition, the state's DHS has offered to provide CAP-compliant equipment to all broadcasters in Idaho.
Details on when the news equipment will be shipped to stations has not yet been made available.
Many broadcasters have speculated if funding might be made available to cover the cost of the CAP upgrades. At least in Idaho, this is a non-issue.
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 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....