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Digital Alert Systems Announces CAP-Compliance Firmware Upgrade

Free upgrade available for all existing and new DASDEC Systems

By PSW Staff July 21, 2010

A Digital Alert Systems DASDEC-II

Digital Alert Systems has announced that it will provide a free firmware upgrade to support Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) compliance in all of its DASDEC EAS units.

This upgrade, which will now be included as a standard part of all new DASDEC system, is available at no charge to existing customers, allowing them to fulfill the anticipated EAS CAP requirements in a single box.

By offering this downloadable firmware update free of charge to its customers, DAS is further reducing the total cost-of-ownership of each DASDEC system.

The new upgrade will be available to existing DASDEC-I and DASDEC-II customers as soon as the final FEMA/FCC CAP requirements are announced.

“As a founding member of the EAS-CAP Industry Group and designers of the first digital EAS technology, Digital Alert Systems has been intimately involved in helping to define the role of CAP as it relates to EAS.”

“By offering this free CAP compatibility, we’re continuing our EAS leadership in the broadcasting industry,” said Bill Robertson, business development manager for Digital Alert Systems.

“This free firmware upgrade is our way of supporting the radio and television broadcasting industries and our customers in particular, thanking them for their confidence in our product and confirming that they made the right choice in committing to DASDEC.”

The DASDEC-II emergency messaging platform is an IP-based, CAP-compatible digital EAS encoder/decoder.

The system includes a standard browser-based interface for remote monitoring and control, up to four Ethernet ports for multiple access points within a station, integrated support for MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 output, and support for a broad range of interface protocols and third-party products, as well as complete FCC-compliance logging within the system’s non-volatile memory or network storage.

DASDEC-II is available in a variety of configurations, ranging from low-cost, decoder-only set-ups to sophisticated multichannel centralcasting messaging requirements.

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