EAS (Emergency Alert System) Data Provider

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national warning system in the United Stated of America put into place in 1997. The EAS requires broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers, and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) providers to provide the communications capability to the President to address the American public during a national emergency.

The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information, such as AMBER alerts and weather information targeted to specific areas.

Each State and several territories have their own EAS plan.

The EAS regulations and standards are governed by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).

All EAS equipment must be FCC certified for use.

X-Pert Graphics is connected to EAS decoder unit via LAN connection. The messages coming from EAS unit are connected to X-Pert Graphics objects via EAS data provider.

EAS data provider is started as a service. It could be assigned to a text and to an audio object.

When you select EAS data provider from a list of data providers, the following setup win window opens:

Here, you have to enter the IP address of the EAS unit, as well as some advanced details of the connection. If there is connection username and password defined, you have to enter them also.

When you are ready, press the Play button, in order to start the service.

Note: It is very important to set the proper time zone to the system and the system clock to be accurate, in order the service to work correctly.

Important: X-Pert Graphics works with decoders, produced of Digital Alert Systems, LLC with FCC ID: R8VDASDEC-1EN.