2012 NAB Show Preview Digital Alert Systems Booth C3346 Website: www.digitalalertsystems.com Digital Alert Systems (DAS) will highlight its newest range of next-generation Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) technologies designed to lower the cost and complexity of compliance with the latest FCC mandate. New R198 Local/Network-Controlled Multichannel AES Switch/Converter The new […]
2012 NAB Show Preview
Digital Alert Systems
Digital Alert Systems (DAS) will highlight its newest range of next-generation Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) technologies designed to lower the cost and complexity of compliance with the latest FCC mandate.
New R198 Local/Network-Controlled Multichannel AES Switch/Converter
The new R198 multichannel AES switch/converter is a unique product for facilities looking to upgrade their existing analog EAS systems to operate in a multichannel AES digital audio world. The R198 makes it easy to convert any unbalanced stereo audio signal and present it as the common “B side” of four independent A/B (2×1) balanced AES audio channels.
Using synchronous electronic switching for glitch-free performance with no pops or clicks, each AES channel ensures seamless program switching of any AES audio stream. Each AES channel also features a fail-safe bypass relay, thus maintaining primary program signal integrity in the event of a power failure. Because each AES switch is controllable by individual contact closures or a TCP/IP (Ethernet) LAN interface, the R198 is easy to wire and use with automation or legacy EAS gear.
The R198 system’s built-in Web server allows broadcasters to configure and operate the unit from any standard Web browser on any standard platform. No special software or cables are necessary.
DASDEC-II Emergency Messaging Platform
The DASDEC-II provides a flexible platform for emergency alert and CAP management in a fully integrated package. Packed with powerful features, DASDEC-II includes full support for automatic FCC-compliance logging within the system’s nonvolatile memory. A true browser-based interface facilitates simultaneous access by multiple users while making it easier than ever for broadcasters to deploy content to multiple channels and manage all EAS/CAP functions remotely. Up to four non-bridging Ethernet ports enable easy integration in the modern facility. Ready to go straight from the box, the DASDEC-II system can be used as a drop-in enhancement for any existing EAS encoder/decoder set.
DASDEC-II supports a broad range of physical connection and interface protocols, so broadcasters can integrate the system with a wide variety of new and existing third-party equipment. Built on IP-based technology, the DASDEC-II is engineered to accommodate future emergency messaging requirements through simple software upgrades. The system’s flexible packaging allows for various model configurations, ranging from low-cost decoder-only setups to sophisticated messaging platforms tailored to the most demanding multichannel, multi-interface applications.
DASDEC-II Models DASLC and DASLCR
Providing core EAS/CAP functionality, the DASLC and DASLCR from DAS offer dual monitoring inputs and analog-only switching in a compact, low-cost package equipped with key features that have made the DASDEC-II emergency alert platform a popular choice among broadcasters. Starting at $1,995, the DASLC is a full-featured, next-generation integrated EAS/CAP system available for little more than any short-term CAP converter or solution. The DASLCR provides the same functionality and two integrated high-performance AM/FM/WX radio receivers in a space- and cost-saving package.
MultiPlayer Four-Channel EAS Audio Player and Program Switcher
The award-winning MultiPlayer four-channel EAS audio player and program switcher eliminates one-channel-at-a-time limitations by providing multiple and completely independent EAS switching, playout, and control that meet the EAS requirements of multiple program streams. MultiPlayer is configurable for analog or AES switching of up to four program streams and networks to any DASDEC for management and logging. Multiple GPIOs for each channel make facility integration a breeze. MultiPlayer, coupled with a DASDEC device and MultiStation software, provides the lowest available cost per independent stream for multistream EAS/CAP coverage.
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