DASDEC Version 4.0 Software Upgrade from Digital Alert Systems
Digital Alert Systems will preview its new ATSC 3.0-oriented advanced emergency information module at the 2019 NAB Show. It is an optional advanced emergency alerting (AEA) upgrade for the industry-leading DASDEC emergency messaging platform.
At the 2019 NAB Show, Digital Alert Systems will show the latest EAS-NET AEA module, which will aggregate content, such as messages and multimedia from outside sources, and generate a station's own messaging, all for transmission to AEA-enabled applications on ATSC 3.0 receivers.
Adding the EAS-Net AEA module to a DASDEC unit lets stations seamlessly integrate AEA capabilities into the next-generation TV standard, making it possible to reach targeted audiences in new ways with more detailed urgent and emergency messages and information, thereby adding another layer of value to the ATSC 3.0 experience.
By driving the rich capabilities envisioned under the ATSC 3.0 standard by groups like AWARN, the DASDEC's new EAS-Net AEA feature will enable next-level urgent communications from stations to audiences — with text, graphics, audio, and other advanced multimedia features — that provide a more interactive way of communicating emergency information that goes far beyond basic EAS. For example, stations will be able to wake up viewers' displays for important alerts.
DASDEC V4.0 Software Upgrade
DAS will also highlight its new DASDEC Version 4.0 software upgrade for advanced Emergency Alert Systems/Common Alerting Protocol (EAS/CAP) compliance.
The latest iteration for the award-winning solution has new security features under its hood and striking user-interface improvements. Most importantly, the new OS provides a critical foundation for today, while supporting features and updates well into the future.
Further, highlighting the many improvements is the industry-exclusive will be the Triggered CAP Polling feature. This exciting feature assures that detailed event information is presented by eliminating duplicate events with limited content. For example, if a CAP version of the same alert is available, the system automatically dequeues the EAS alert and uses the CAP message. Stations and consumers benefit from a more comprehensive and detailed alert with first-generation audio.
Digital Alert Systems UP-TRADE Program For Customers
Digital Alert Systems has been in business since 2004 and, as a result, many customers have systems well over 10 years old. The company's commitment to customers remains strong by way of the company's hardware UPgrade and TRADE-in (UP-TRADE) program.
The program offers customers the ability to upgrade their existing hardware at standard cost, while transferring all of their license keys, configurations files, hardware options, and EAS logs to the new platform for a small labor charge.
Think of it as upgrading a turntable without having to upgrade each and every album. Customers benefit from the latest hardware and software versions, complete with a full warranty and the ability to expand the system with the latest options.
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