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NAB Sneak Peek: DAS Demonstrates Upgrades to EAS Products

Software for DASDEC line improved

Digital Alert Systems brings to Las Vegas the latest in its line of Emergency Alert System products.

The DASDEC units have a new software version, 3.1. According to DAS, “Version 3.1 makes DASDEC the first EAS/CAP platform to support MPEG-DASH message playout. By adding MPEG-DASH to a DASDEC-II device, it’s possible to switch the internal MPEG encoder to provide a constant stream to maintain continuity with downstream encoders and other devices.” In addition the Alert Agent has been improved. There is a new audio-normalization function that assures audio levels in analog alerts match those in digital alerts, improving overall listening and legibility regardless of the source.

Version 3.1 also includes several security and logging changes along with the latest digital certificate changes by FEMA IPAWS and Pelmorex, assuring compliance with CAP server mandates in both the U.S. and Canada.

DAS’ Custom Message Plus has also been upgraded — it is now Custom Message Pro. There will be a new interface that, according to DAS, “makes it faster and easier for users in the mass notification emergency communications (MNEC) market to create audio and video messaging during critical events. For example, Custom Message Pro users can now store message contents and display parameters as named templates, making it much easier to set up different types of messages without having to go through the entire configuration process every time.”

NAB Show Booth: N5009