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NAB Sneak Peek: Digital Alert Systems Releases Upgrade

Version 4.0 offers new features including new BLU Alert support

Digital Alert Systems has announced a major whole number software upgrade for its DASDEC-II (and Monroe One-Net SE) products.

Version 4.0 offers a complete operating system upgrade along with new tools, security patches and enhancements, the company says. A release adds that the upgrade also includes Triggered Common Alerting Protocol Polling, a tool for presenting more complete alert information to the public and support for the new Blue Alert (BLU) Emergency Alert System code.

The Triggered CAP Polling feature aims to organize CAP and EAS messages by matching EAS and CAP messages.

Version 4.0 also supports the HALO EAS management system.

On the security side a new log-in process is designed to prevent hacking of improperly secured units. Digital Alert Systems and Monroe Electronics Vice President of Business Development Bill Robertson said, “The continuing threat of hackers and the juicy prize of attacking an EAS device make cybersecurity a paramount consideration in EAS system design. … Version 4.0 addresses today’s security issues.”

DASDEC II units now shipping are up to date while older models in the field can be upgraded for a nominal fee.

Version 4.0 software upgrade applies only to DASDEC-II and Monroe One-Net SE devices, the company says. Older products such as the DASDEC-I and original One-Net devices cannot be upgraded, but users can take advantage of an upgrade/exchange program, according to the company. Existing license keys, logs, and configuration files can be transferred to the new platform.

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