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Bilingual Emergency Alert Demos at NAB Show

Digital Alert Systems, Pelmorex to demo Canada’s National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination system

Digital Alert Systems and Canada’s version of FEMA-IPAWS will demonstrate EAS CAP alerts at the upcoming NAB Show in both English and French.

DAS and Pelmorex Communications will demo Canada’s National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination system to highlight bilingual visual and audio presentation of emergency alerts by the DASDEC-II emergency notification platform. With support for Canada’s Common Alerting Protocol messaging profile, the DASDEC emergency messaging platform can handle NAAD requirements.

Operated by Pelmorex Communications, the NAAD system provides Canadian government agencies with tools to issue public safety messages. The NAAD system validates, authenticates and aggregates alert messages into a data stream, which it distributes over the Internet and by satellite to ensure coverage across Canada. The DASDEC-II monitors the NAAD system for alert messages and allows radio and television broadcasters to select emergency event types and the appropriate broadcast language, French or English.

During the NAB Show demonstration, the DASDEC-II will receive bilingual alert messages initiated by Pelmorex and Canadian provincial officials. A simulated broadcast environment will allow the DASDEC system to display these alert messages using English and French text-to-speech capabilities.

Demonstrations are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at booth C2644 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Representatives from Pelmorex will be on hand to answer questions and provide a demonstration of Canadian alert origination tools. The DASDEC-II will monitor the Pelmorex NAAD system for alerts from Environment Canada and other Canadian sources throughout the show.