Posted on August 6, 2014 in ATSC News
The Implementation Guide to the ATSC-standardized A/153 Mobile Emergency Alert System is now available for download from the public ATSC.org website.
The Mobile Emergency Alert System is a new broadband mobile data service that enables broadcasters to transmit emergency messages in their Mobile DTV broadcast signal. This technology is designed to enhance traditional EAS messaging by adding rich-media information that cannot be shared using the current emergency alert system. Enhanced emergency alerting is also planned as part of ATSC 3.0, building on the additional capabilities of the planned digital TV transmission upgrade.
The Mobile Emergency Alert System is add-on to Mobile DTV and not a replacement to EAS, which is a service provided by traditional fixed DTV broadcasting. M-EAS can be an easy roll-out that does not impact current EAS messaging services. This Implementation Guide is for informational purposes only and the contents are subject to change.
While this Implementation Guide is focused on U.S. broadcasters, many aspects of the Mobile Emergency Alert System are likely to apply in other countries that have deployed ATSC broadcast technology.
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