04.20.2011 11:00 AM
Next FEMA-IPAWS Webinar on EAS Standard is Tomorrow
WASHINGTON: Federal Emergency Management Agency officials
involved with the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System plan to
hold another webinar tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon Eastern.
Gary Ham, system architect of IPAWS-OPEN Platform for Emergency Networks 2.0,
will provide an update of the system and an illustrated description of Common
Alerting Protocol to EAS translation.
OPEN, which stands for Open Platform for Emergency Networks, enables the
interoperable sharing of emergency alerts and incident-related data among
systems that comply with non-proprietary information standards. It also serves
as the message aggregator for the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.
The webinar is intended primarily for third-party IPAWS-OPEN developers and
previous webinar this
month, FEMA-IPAWS officials discussed lessons learned from the EAS tests in
At the NAB Show last week, FEMA and FCC officials said they would provide
broadcasters regular updates as the clock counts down toward the Sept. 30
deadline by which CAP-compliant EAS encoders/decoders must be purchased,
installed and operational in advance of a national EAS test. Officials said
last week it’s
the deadline would be extended.
— Leslie Stimson, Radio World