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Weather Alert Partner Covers U.S.

Weather Alert Partner Covers U.S.

Page Update says it has new technology that can enhance the performance of EAS and other alert systems. “We have, in effect, created the ‘homeland security’ system that everyone else is still dreaming about,” said spokesman Jesse Rotman.
Its new alphanumeric pager receiver is called Weather Alert Partner. The text-based digital system uses satellite and 900 MHz technology to cover the United States. Up to 16 counties can be monitored at once. Group engineers can use the system to monitor stations in various markets. News staffs could be equipped with receivers to stay on top of weather events and news stories and receive messages from the station’s news desk. The receiver displays watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service, messages from the Emergency Alert System and other sources. The device sounds one of 15 alert tones or can be set to vibration or silent modes. It has an LCD screen to show the message text.
The product is addressable individually. This enables a “closed-circuit” notification group to be established for group customers. Subscribers pay $9.95 monthly for the service; personal paging and custom messaging services are extra. List price of the Weather Alert Partner is $179.95. Info: