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Paul McLane
7/8/2011 10:58:00 AM 

<p> <div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Last fall I talked </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">with Ward Noland, state and local warning specialist for the state of Idaho, about EAS, and shared that conversation on RW's website. I dropped him a note a few days ago asking for an </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">update on the purchase and installation of gear and whether they expect the Gem State’s broadcasters to meet the current compliance deadline.</span></div> <div>&#160;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">“</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security has distributed CAP-compliant EAS equipment to Idaho State Alert and Warning System (ISAWS) entry points and pilot stations,” Noland told me in reply.</span></div> <div>&#160;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">“Currently there are eight units in the field now, not including what broadcasters have purchased on their own.”</span></div> <div>&#160;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Noland said BHS will begin the second phase of distribution of CAP-compliant EAS equipment to broadcasters this month. </span></div> <div>&#160;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">“We are providing this equipment to requesting radio and television broadcasters and expect the distribution to be completed well before the Oct. 1 CAP capability requirement becomes effective.”</span></div> <div>&#160;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The state is working with MyState USA, Warning Systems Inc. (WSI) and Sage. </span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">See my earlier story below for the background on Idaho’s rollout.</span></div> <div>&#160;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Related:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href="http://www.radioworld.com/article/idaho-funds-cap-compliant-equipment/4006">Idaho Funds CAP-Compliant Equipment </a>(Oct. 2010)</span></div> <div>&#160;</div> <br /> <div><b>&#160;</b></div> </p>

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