Digital Alert Systems Introduces AMS

Digital Alert System will show new Audio Management System at NAB Show
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LYNDONVILLE, N.Y. � Digital Alert Systems, a division of Monroe Electronics, says it will show the new Digital Alert Systems Audio Management System at the NAB Show.

The DAS AMS incorporates the DAS Audio Message Controller and the company�s MultiPlayer audio player and program switcher, integrated to support message aggregation, text-to-speech functionality and proper message audio on both main and SAP audio streams in compliance with the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act rules.

The DAS AMS aggregates information from a variety of sources, converts the text information to audio using a high-quality TTS converter, prepares it for playback on the different audio channels and then � via a Web-based user interface � provides audio and triggering signals on all configured channels.

The system supports multiple channels of AES and/or analog audio switching and playback, and it offers three playback modes: manual, automatic, and triggered playback. Because the TTS lexicon is customizable, broadcasters can adapt it to ensure accurate "pronunciation" of difficult or colloquial location names or phrases.

The DAS AMS will be available with one TTS voice. In the future, DAS will make additional voices available for addition to the system at a nominal cost.

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