EAS Text To Speech Must be Allowed – NOW!

February 25, 2012
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EAS Text To Speech Must be Allowed – NOW!

We found out in the FCC’s Part 11 Fifth Report and Order that Text-To-Speech (TTS) EAS messaging will not be allowed at this time saying in so many words that the technology is not ready yet. The Broadcast Warning Working Group disagrees. Here’s why. Washington State has already implemented TTS, and it works! Marlin...

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Two Steps Forward: A Simple Plan For Where We Need To Go, and How We Can Get There

February 14, 2012
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The Emergency Alert System (EAS) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) proposed rule changes for EAS that included a call for “Governor Must Carry” (GMC). GMC was put into the NOI because of broadcaster complaints that governors were not using EAS to tell traffic fleeing from events like Hurricane Ike that all highways were converted to head...

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2/11/2012 UPDATE: Who is using the Common Alerting Protocol?

February 11, 2012
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2/11/2012 UPDATE: Who is using the Common Alerting Protocol?

        In case you would like to see a sampling of public and private entities who are using or will use CAP, here are links courtesy of Art Botterell’s Incident.com site. As many of you know, Art was principally responsible for getting  CAP vetted as an open, non-proprietary, international standard for...

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FCC says: CAP-in, SAME-out

January 29, 2012
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FCC says: CAP-in, SAME-out

As mentioned on the EAS Forum remailer, the Broadcast Warning Working Group (BWWG) will post AWARE Forum articles on our site, and the AWARE Forum will allow a BWWG author to post on their site. As many subscribers to this list know, Gary Timm is one of the AWARE Forum’s principal authors and has...

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Can SECCs Require CAP Monitoring?

January 29, 2012
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Can SECCs Require CAP Monitoring?

As mentioned on the EAS Forum remailer, the Broadcast Warning Working Group (BWWG) will post AWARE Forum articles on our site, and the AWARE Forum will allow a BWWG author to post on their site. As many subscribers to this list know, Gary Timm is one of the AWARE Forum’s principal authors and has...

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FIPS, NN and EAT

January 29, 2012
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FIPS, NN and EAT

As mentioned on the EAS Forum remailer, the Broadcast Warning Working Group (BWWG) will post AWARE Forum articles on our site, and the AWARE Forum will allow a BWWG author to post on their site. As many subscribers to this list know, Gary Timm is one of the AWARE Forum’s principal authors and has...

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