TWiRT 568 – Common Alerting Protocol

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TWiRT 568 – Common Alerting Protocol

October 29, 2021
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Common Alerting Protocol Doesn’t sound exciting, but what it’s doing for people in many countries is sometimes life-saving. We might think of CAP as a new-ish way to receive emergency messages, such as Child Abduction Emergency notification. Or we may consider CAP as just another input source to our broadcast EAS systems. There’s a lot […]

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Emergency Disaster Assistance – Resilience Through Innovation

November 18, 2020
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Pyrate 3.0 November 18, 2020 Tagish, Yukon, Canada As part of Canadian Innovation Week, OpenBroadcaster Inc is releasing Pyrate 3.0 free and open-source software (FOSS). An open source emergency response radio and TV broadcast toolkit for stations to remotely access their studios and distribute CAP emergency alert messages during COVID19. About Raspberry Pi Pyrate Broadcast […]

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How did I get here in radio land?

January 23, 2018
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Rob Hopkins – Tagish, Yukon Back in 1989 – 1993 I was able to save up and take off with my bicycle and spend a few years traveling around the world, through China, India, South East Asia and Europe. I was able to subsidize my traveling and live the “Yukon dream” by spending 6 months […]

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Open Source CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) Broadcast Application Developed in Canada

September 5, 2016
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For Immediate Release September 5, 2016 OpenBroadcaster occupies a unique space in the marketplace as the only company in North America that offers a full suite radio automation and media asset management software package equipped with its own emergency messaging system adhering to the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) CAP-CP History Aug 29, 2014 the Canadian […]

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On Thin Ice: Promoting Disability Inclusive Emergency Preparedness and Response, in Canada’s Arctic

February 10, 2015
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Media Release 9 Feb 2015 In 2013, the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) launched the On Thin Ice (OTI) Project. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program, the project seeks to protect lives and improve the security, well-being, and inclusion of persons with disabilities (physical, cognitive and sensory) and […]

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