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Broadcast Training – Emergency Communications 101
CAP Alert Player for Radio and Television April 27 2023 at 10:00 AM – Noon Pacific Time Learn how to manage and configure open source systems to provide community emergency alerts and prepare for the National Public Alerting tests May 10 Skill: Beginner or user of Alert Player. Description: […]Read more
OBServer Release v5.3.1
Latest version receiving new features. This version breaks compatibility with modules due to code/API refactoring. For production environments, consider latest v5.2 release until modules are updated. Source code (zip) Source code (tar.gz) Features API v2 using more modern RESTful implementation (alpha) begin building automated testing via CodeCeption (alpha) OB CLI tool (alpha) with “check install” […]Read more
How do I use OpenBroadcaster for Legislative Broadcasting and Audio Archiving?
Legislative Broadcasting and Recording – Setup server and player as normal – Create a DPL that plays the “Off Air” message on repeat – Create a InSession playlist that plays a message on repeat like “The legislature is in session but the audio is currently disabled. Please stand by for resumption of the session” – […]Read more
How did I get here in radio land?
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 […]Read more
Open Source CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) Broadcast Application Developed in Canada
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 […]Read more
On Thin Ice: Promoting Disability Inclusive Emergency Preparedness and Response, in Canada’s Arctic
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 […]Read more