The FCC recently released a Report and Order specifying new EAS requirements that radio and TV stations must follow.
Supporters of the changes say the rules eliminate weak links in the EAS system and emphasize multilingual capability and a new requirement that governors must be given direct access to the airwaves.
Sage Alerting Systems developed the Sage ENDEC in response to 1996 FCC EAS rules and has now developed the Digital ENDEC, which supports the required Common Alert Protocol (CAP), text to voice and attachment to any network or the Internet. The company will demonstrate the Digital ENDEC at the NAB Radio Show.
The Digital ENDEC makes it easier to securely monitor and program the unit remotely, as well as use network printers to create logs. It works with analog and HD Radio stations and analog and HDTV stations, as well as in state and local command centers. The unit also interfaces with cable TV head ends.