Deborah D. McAdams / 03.14.2013 01:22 AM
Digital Alert Systems Highlights Multilingual Support for Canadian EAS
Option includes CAP-CP
LYNDONVILLE, N.Y.-- Canada
has a unique CAP messaging profile, and Digital Alert Systems says its products
are ready. The company said its systems will allow its customers to provide
geographically and linguistically targeted emergency alerts.
The manufacturer said its broadcast-oriented DASDEC emergency messaging
platform — along with the R189 One-Net EAS encoder/decoder system, sold by its
parent Monroe Electronics to cable users and other industries — “are the first
to provide comprehensive support for Canada’s National Alert Aggregation and
Dissemination system requirements.”
The option includes
support for Canada’s Common Alerting Protocol messaging profile called CAP-CP,
the company stated, “incorporating robust multilingual messaging with English
and French-Canadian text-to-speech capabilities,” which it called an industry
first. Chief Operating Officer Jim Heminway stated that the systems offer Canadian CAP support to
enable weather alerts from Environment Canada and civil alerts from local
authorities via the NAAD infrastructure.
are the first to offer multiple ‘voices’ for text-to-speech generation in both
English and French-Canadian,” it quoted him saying.
company’s new Canadian module supports the Canadian CAP Profile, including
Canada’s Standardized Geographical Classification codes, event types, multiple
languages, digital signatures and other features for broadcasters and emergency
managers in that country.
DASDEC and One-Net users
can opt to distribute alerts in English, French or both, with display of text
accompanied by synthetic speech for each dialect. The module has further
features that the company said are particularly helpful to cable and IPTV