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Monroe supports Canada's alert system

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 1:35pm
Brian Santo

Monroe Electronics’ Digital Alert Systems subsidiary said its products now fully support Canada’s emergency alert protocol.

Monroe’s DASDEC emergency messaging platform and R189 One-Net Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) encoder/decoder systems provide comprehensive support for Canada's National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination (NAAD) system requirements. The former is designed for TV and radio broadcasters, the latter for cable, IPTV, and satellite providers.

This includes full support for Canada's unique Common Alerting Protocol messaging profile known as CAP-CP, incorporating multilingual messaging with English and French-Canadian text-to-speech capabilities.

In addition to offering features for TV and radio, the company’s CAP EAS platforms also provide advanced functionality for CAP alert processing by Canadian cable and IPTV systems.

"The DASDEC and One-Net alert override systems are the first systems in the industry to offer complete Canadian CAP support that enables weather alerts from Environment Canada and civil alerts from local authorities via the NAAD infrastructure," said Jim Heminway, chief operating officer at Monroe Electronics. He also said the company’s products are the first to offer text-to-speech generation in both English and French-Canadian.

Monroe noted that the One-Net system, the one optimized for Canadian cable, IPTV, and satellite operations, can also be used for digital signage applications in campus and enterprise settings.

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