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State ‘Case Studies’ Will highlight EAS-CAP Webinar

Participants to discuss next-gen alerting

Registration is open for the next EAS webinar from the EAS Committee of the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations and NAB.

The committee is coordinating several webinars to help broadcasters and others in implementing CAP by the Sept. 30 deadline. The first, in early February, featured an overview from NAB, the FCC and FEMA.

At the March 10 webinar, the organizers said, EAS experts from three states will present case studies on how stations and state governments can work together to implement the next generation of CAP-based EAS systems. The discussion also will address potential funding sources, as well as how to identify new technologies to make the transition easier, according to organizers.

Maine Association of Broadcasters President & CEO Suzanne Goucher will discuss a small state’s approach to implementing CAP.

Washington State’s CAP migration will be covered by Don Miller, telecommunications & warning systems manager in the Emergency Management Division of the Washington Military Department.

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Director of Technology Larry Eastlack, who’s also chairman of the Michigan State Emergency Communications Committee and the Michigan Emergency Alert System, will discuss, among other things, dual-path delivery models and access from warning input points.

Info is here. The subsequent webinar is slated for April 21 and will deal with the FCC’s Part 11 rulemaking proceeding.

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