IPAWS Emergency Alert Automation

IPAWS Alert Broadcast Automation

The Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) is the US National system for local alerting.  Alerting Authorities can use IPAWS to alert and warn the public of public safety emergencies via the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and other capable public alert and warning systems and technologies. IPAWS utilizes a digital format for exchanging all-hazard emergency warnings and public safety messages by origination of a single message that can be disseminated simultaneously over multiple communication pathways, as shown in the graphic below

Our Products and Services

OpenBroadcaster offers options to clients. If you like your current media and automation management system, keep it and easily integrate our standalone alert hardware player into your existing operations. This very reliable solid state appliance is favorably priced when compared with other products on the market, costing many hundreds of dollars less than our competitors. Even better, our devices are easily upgraded, so you don’t have to worry about purchasing a product that will soon be out-of-date.

International CAP Applications

Our software code is built using CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) and fully compatible with ITU x.1303 specification administered by OASIS, the international standards group that defines emergency alerting.

OpenBroadcaster’s emergency messaging solution is built to specification to meet existing regulatory requirements concerning emergency alerts.

OpenBroadcaster EAS emergency alert system facilitates the broadcast of unattended priority messaging within audio and visual alerts based on the Common Alerting Protocol, the world standard for transmitting priority messages. OpenBroadcaster offers its public emergency alerting solution as either a complete turnkey integrated broadcast solution, packaged alongside our broadcast automation, media asset management and other core offerings, or as a stand alone box that works with whatever a station is using. Indigenous languages are supported within the framework of our EAS emergency alert automation with audio and text alerts. Standard geographical classification location geocodes use a numeric code to identify discrete areas, based on census districts. Alerts are only issued for regions and neighborhoods that match the alerting regions’ geocodes. We inject EAS alerts into the broadcast chain in variety of ways, depending on your station setup. No two stations are exactly the same. Alerts issued using standalone alert player automation software enter the broadcast chain independently based upon their own merits.

CAP Audio Alerts

  • Onboard analog stereo 1/8” mini output. Audio present only when a valid alert is being broadcast.
  • GPIO trigger reverses DTR voltage RS232, switching an external relay when an alert message is played.
  • BARIX Exstreamer at radio transmitter uses a priority port for incoming stream of emergency message
  • Silence Detection using external third party hardware senses signal coming out of the Alert Player and mechanically switches a relay on your board.
  • Integrated AXIA Digital AoIP (Audio over IP) Console senses an on demand Livewire stream of alert in conjunction with the Qor’s GPIO, switching channels in the broadcast chain console while EAS is in progress and switches back upon completion.

CAP Visual Alerts

Applicable for over the air TV, Cable TV and digital signage applications. Normal visual alerts will be displayed. When there is a valid EAS alert, a red scrolling overlay will display the text of this message with accompanying audio.

  • Onboard local video with (HDMI, DisplayPort or DSUB) displays an overlay when a valid CAP message is being broadcast.
  • GPIO trigger using RS232 when alert message is played, switching CATV channel on digital cable head end.
  • Configuring streaming media server to detect new mount point of on demand stream

We can custom make an automation solution for your government and country based on CAP (Common Alerting Protocol)

Emergency Alert Hardware

CAP Common Alerting Protocol

We can custom provide an emergency alert automation solution for your government organization and country based on CAP (Common Alerting Protocol)

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