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Datacasting Put to Use by Broadcasters for Public Safety Needs

ATSC 3.0 and other technical advancements boosting datacasting capabilities.

One of the key responsibilities for public broadcasters is to inform its viewers on a range of public safety issues. Datacasting is an emerging tool for broadcasters to do so, and a recent post from Mission Critical Communications details how new developments are helping to expand datacasting’s capabilities.

Datacasting is being put to use by a number of stations to help alert stations and their viewers about natural disasters, active shooter incidents and more. A number of pilot projects are experimenting with just how this technology can best be utilized, including how the ATSC 3.0 standard can benefit it.

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