Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma Designate The GSSNet Alert Studio with The GSSNET Satellite Network for CAP-EAS
Plus… Alert Studio Passes FEMA Origination and Retrieval Tool Testing
Demonstrations of the GSS CAP-EAS Solutions for Broadcasters at NAB in the Radio-Ready Cell Phone Booth N3238 and FEMA Booth C746
Las Vegas, NV, NAB Show -- April 11, 2012 – Working closely with state broadcaster associations, Global Security Systems (GSS) has finalized arrangements with Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma that officially designate GSSNet Alert Studio, along with the GSSNet satellite network, as statewide CAP-EAS aggregation tools for creating, retrieving, and distributing Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages to Local Primary 1 and 2 (LP1/LP2) FM radio stations. In addition, Louisiana and Mississippi will utilize digital broadcast delivery of text messages to FM receivers with ALERT FM.
Louise “Lou” Munson, President and Chief Executive Officer of LAB observed, “With statewide implementation of the CAP-EAS solution from GSS, Louisiana radio broadcasters meet the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements, their public service responsibilities, plus they help save lives in their community.”
“When disaster strikes, the integrated and highly reliable CAP-EAS solution from GSS provides fast and secure shared access that allows federal, state, and local agencies to communicate with Mississippi radio broadcasters in an effective and coordinated manner,” stated Jackie Lett, President, Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.
GSSNet Alert Studio is compliant with the Common Alert Protocol (CAP) and can create and retrieve alerts in multiple formats -- WAV/MP3 files, live text-to-speech (including in Spanish), and live recorded messages . Recently, GSSNet Alert Studio passed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) testing.
Any CAP alert messages can be disseminated via GSSNet FM-based satellite system, on a national, regional, or hyper-local basis, to receivers of AM, FM, including HD radio signals. GSSNet provides an added layer of reliability with IP distribution via the Internet. GSSNet Alert Studio and the GSSNet FM-based network are officially selected for CAP-EAS origination, retrieval, and dissemination to broadcasters in Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.
“We are honored that Louisiana and Mississippi have chosen the GSSNet Alert Studio including GSSNet Satellite for statewide CAP-EAS compliant alert message origination, retrieval, and dissemination,” noted Robert Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer, GSS. “We are grateful to all of our state association partners,” he added. “Working with state broadcast associations facilitates statewide implementation and deployment of the GSS end-to-end CAP origination, transport, and broadcast dissemination system, which helps broadcasters save lives at even the most hyper-local level.”
The GSSNet Alert Studio and GSSNet Satellite are both state of the art digital technology and provide end-to-end GSS CAP-EAS solution for broadcasters. When combined with ALERT-FM digital broadcast delivery of text messages to radio receivers, GSSNet Alert Studio including GSSNet provides a dedicated Digital network that provides complete end-to-end CAP source, transport, and broadcast dissemination system to cable, television, and radio, including wireless devices such as mobile phones.
“GSSNet and GSSNet Alert Studio provide our broadcast stations with the tools needed to broadcast CAP-based EAS messages which meets the new FCC standard. We worked with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management to deploy these systems in our state,” said Vance Harrison, President, Oklahoma Broadcasters Association. “This new EAS system benefits our stations and the public by allowing our broadcasters to receive and distribute federal, state, and local messages including Presidential Alerts, Imminent Danger Alerts, Amber Alerts, weather warnings, and other emergency information.”
Demonstrations of the GSS CAP-EAS Solution will be conducted at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Monday, April 16 through Thursday, April 19, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the FEMA Booth, C746 and the NAB Radio-Ready Cell Phone Booth, N3238.
About Global Security Systems:Global Security Systems (GSS) is a systems integrator, service provider and manufacturer of the ALERT FM, GSSNet Alert Studio and GSSNet satellite delivery system. Global Security Systems has participated in the development of IPAWS based systems, is a member of the Commercial Mobile Alert Service systems committee, and is actively involved with several EAS and CAP committees. The Global Security Systems nationwide GSSNet satellite delivery system for emergency alerts currently is in operation at over 300 locations in 16 states and growing daily, and includes the ability to generate and deliver CAP messages.
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