Radio World’s EAS CAP Page
     

With questions in abundance about the implications for stations of the new Common Alerting Protocol standard, Radio World has compiled our recent stories, which include news stories as well as our Q&As asking industry alerting leaders to provide their perspectives. Additional EAS/CAP resources are listed in the box.

 

Oklahoma Association Negotiates EAS Price With SCMS (July 5, 2011)

Clear Channel Plans Tiered EAS Conversion (June 29, 2011)
http://radioworld.com/default.aspx?tabid=75&entryid=183

Comments Due July 20 on EAS Rulemaking (June 21, 2011)
http://radioworld.com/article/comments-due-july-20-on-eas-rulemaking/23749

EAS Conversion Update: Bible Broadcasting Network (June 24, 2011)
http://www.radioworld.com/article/eas-conversion-update-bible-broadcasting-network/23801

EAS CAP-Compliance Deadline ‘Hotly Debated’ (June 17, 2011)
http://radioworld.com/article/eas-cap-compliance-deadline-‘hotly-debated’/23742

EAS Compliance Brings Out L.A. Engineers (June 16, 2011)
http://www.radioworld.com/article/eas-cap-compliance-brings-out-la-broadcast-engineers/23738

Could EAS CAP Compliance Deadline Be Delayed? (May 27, 2011)
http://radioworld.com/article/could-eas-cap-compliance-deadline-be-delayed/23594

New EAS Group Raises Alerts (April 22, 2011)
http://www.radioworld.com/article/new-eas-group-raises-alerts/23304

State Association Helps Stations Buy EAS Gear (Feb. 25, 2011)
Connecticut group sets up Sage package purchase with SCMS and helps subsidize the buy
http://radioworld.com/article/state-association-helps-stations-buy-eas-gear/23771

Virtual ‘Town Hall’ Meeting Will Address EAS (Jan. 25, 2011)
No ‘summit’ this year; instead state and national broadcasters are coordinating an online education campaign
http://www.rwonline.com/article/112708

Abbott: We Need More Information (Jan. 3, 2011)
Nevada SECC chair talks about governor’s activation and other concerns
http://www.rwonline.com/article/111394

More Resources:
National Alliance of State Broadcasters Association Resources
http://www.easalert.org

EAS/CAP FAQ
Helpful page from Society of Broadcast Engineers
http://www.sbe.org/gov_eas.php

CSRIC Report on CAP to the FCC (PDF, Sept. 2010)
http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/docs/csric/CSRIC%205A%20Working%20Group.pdf

Common Alerting Protocol V1.2
As published by OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
http://docs.oasis-open.org/emergency/cap/v1.2/CAP-v1.2-os.html

EAS-CAP Industry Group
With CAP to EAS Implementation Guide
http://www.eas-cap.org/

Common Alert Protocol Timer Ticks (Dec. 7, 2010)
Michael LeClair writes in RW Engineering Extra that broadcasters got their extension, but numerous questions still remain
http://www.rwonline.com/article/110310

FCC Extends CAP-EAS Deadline (Nov. 23, 2010)
New date to comply is Sept. 30, 2011. ‘It is critical that we get this right from the beginning’
http://www.rwonline.com/article/109772

Public Warning: Treat This Alliance Seriously (Nov. 19, 2010)
It is a partnership in which the total responsibility is shared between the OEM and the broadcaster.
http://www.rwonline.com/article/109546

EAS & CAP: So Many Questions (Nov. 18, 2010)
While some stations prepare to buy gear, others hold off until more details emerge
http://www.rwonline.com/article/109438

Robertson on CAP: It’s Not Just About Hardware (Nov. 11, 2010)
‘CAP EAS is about systems, not just individual devices’
http://www.rwonline.com/article/109184

Beaver: EAS Is a Game in Progress (Nov. 9, 2010)
‘Stay tuned’
http://www.rwonline.com/article/108990

How the EAS-CAP Shot-Clock Could be Delayed (Oct. 20, 2010)
Art Botterell, public warning systems consultant and educator, and creator of the Common Alerting Protocol.
http://www.rwonline.com/article/108210

Idaho Funds CAP-Compliant Equipment (Oct. 14, 2010)
Ward Noland, state and local warning specialist for the state of Idaho, discusses the state’s program to provide CAP-compliant equipment to broadcasters as part of the Idaho State Alert & Warning System, or ISAWS.
http://www.rwonline.com/article/107960

Should Radio Stations Act Now? (Oct. 12, 2010)
Harold Price of equipment maker Sage Alerting Systems discusses the questions engineers are asking.
http://www.rwonline.com/article/107718

Advanced EAS Gains Momentum (July 2009)
http://www.rwonline.com/article/83468

 


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