Digital Alert Systems (DAS), a producer of “common alerting protocol” (CAP) and “emergency alert systems” (EAS), unveils two new models in the company’s DASDEC-II family, the firm says in a written statement.
The new models—designated as “DASLC” and “DASLCR”—provide core EAS/CAP functionality, offering dual monitoring inputs and analog-only switching in a compact, low-cost 2RU package equipped with key features that have made the DASDEC-II emergency alert platform a popular choice, says DAS, which is located in Lyndonville, N.Y.
The DASLC and DASLCR models have been built on economical designs that keep costs down, said Bill Robertson, DAS’ business development manager. “As a result, radio and television facilities can make a smart investment in proven technology and be assured that they are equipped to meet EAS/CAP requirements easily and cost effectively,” he said.
The new DASLC offers broadcasters critical functionality in a low-cost design, and the DASLCR provides the same functionality and two integrated high-performance AM/FM/WX radio receivers in a space- and cost-saving package. Both units meet all Federal Communications Commission Part 11 rules and conform to Federal Emergency Management Agency CAP V1.2 and IPAWS 1.0 standards, allowing broadcasters to reduce headaches and substantially improve operational efficiency for slightly more than adding a CAP converter to their legacy EAS equipment.