Posted on February 1, 2016 in ATSC News
ATSC’s Advanced Emergency Alerting Implementation Team is now actively looking for volunteer participants to help shape how broadcast stations and receiving devices will handle the advanced alerting capabilities of ATSC 3.0. The first organizational meeting is planned for later this month, with a regular cadence of meetings to follow.
“We started working together as the Mobile Emergency Alerting I Team some time ago, and we produced a guide for stations to know how mobile ATSC devices would respond to alerts and what a typical workflow should look like at an individual station. With the creation of ATSC 3.0, a similar effort is needed so that broadcasters can take full advantage of the new functionalities such as remote wake-up of devices, broadcasts of maps and video, and other enhanced services,” says industry veteran Jay Adrick, a broadcast consultant to GatesAir and Chair of the Advanced Emergency Alerting I Team.
“We’re working on system capabilities and issues, workflow and station operations, and how receivers should respond and present emergency information,” says Adrick.
The I Team already includes volunteers from Capitol Broadcasting, Cox Media Group, Digital Alert Systems, GatesAir, LG Electronics, Sony, Triveni Digital and Zenith. “But we need more broadcasters, CE companies, and other alerting system equipment suppliers,” Adrick explains. The Emergency Alerting Implementation Team is also working with TG3’s Focus Group, resolving issues that fall outside the normal standards process.
Participation requires a modest fee to help cover administrative expenses and support technology demonstrations. Volunteers with an interest in these capabilities are needed and can contact Adrick directly (Jay.Adrick@gatesair.com) to get engaged with the project.
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