EAS-CAP equipment manufacturer Gorman-Redlich Manufacturing Co. has announced that development of Common Alerting Protocol Canadian Profile (CAP-CP) support in its line of radio alerting equipment is in its final stages and that television support will soon follow.
This support complements the existing range of Gorman-Redlich alerting products, which includes Em
ergency Alert System (EAS), CAP/IPAWS and NOAA/Environment Canada Weather Radio equipment, says the firm.
The latest addition aims to provide support for Canadian broadcasters and cable operators to meet new CAP requirements by the deadlines of March 2015–16. The new CAP equipment interfaces with the alert feeds provided by Pelmorex and decodes them based on the CAP-CP specifications. It also includes features such as standard text-to-speech conversion of alert information, print and email capabilities for alert details and relay contact closure with program audio interrupt on alert.
Canadian broadcasters interested can find out more from Gorman-Redlich’s Canadian distributor, Incospec.