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Digital Alert Systems and Triveni Digital Roll Out ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting Starter Kit for TV Broadcasters

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Neha Rastogi
Digital Alert System (DAS) and Triveni Digital have come together to unveil the ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting (AEA) starter kit. It’s an introduction to the powerful nee emergency communications capabilities of the next-gen digital television standard. Through this starter kit, TV stations would be able to improve the way urgent information is communicated to the target audience. 
 
The kit integrates Digital Alert Systems’ DASDEC emergency messaging platform and AEA content management with Triveni Digital’s GuideBuilder® XM signaling and announcement generator, ROUTE/MMTP encoder, and a live source simulator. In addition to the support for EAS/CAP requirements, first-responder communications, and station multimedia, the kit also allows broadcasters to deliver advanced emergency alerts and auxiliary public safety information in the existing as well as future ATSC 3.0 environments. 
 
Digital Alert Systems and Triveni Digital Roll Out ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting Starter Kit for TV Broadcasters
Digital Alert Systems and Triveni Digital Roll Out ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting Starter Kit 
(Image Courtesy: Digital Alert Systems) 
 
Initially, the kit will allow delivery of CAP- and EAS-Net –formatted alerts to ATSC 3.0 receivers. The stations equipped with a DASDEC Unit will just need to update their software to use the initial functionality. Besides, the Digital Alert Systems will deliver additional software updates during the year to add support for the ATSC 3.0 AEA format, and thus enabling receivers to perform a wide array of advanced emergency communications functions. 
 
About Triveni Digital
 
Triveni Digital develops systems that enable television service providers and broadcasters to deploy enhanced programs and services to their viewers. Triveni Digital's products for program guide and metadata management, data broadcasting, and video quality assurance are renowned for their ease of use and innovative features. Working with leading industry partners, Triveni Digital employs an open and standards-compliant approach to the digital television market.
 
About Monroe Electronics and Digital Alert Systems
 
Monroe Electronics began operations in 1954 designing and manufacturing specialized electrostatic discharge (ESD) instrumentation that continues today. From its headquarters in Lyndonville, New York, the company provides R&D, manufacturing, sales, and customer service for all Monroe Electronics, One-Net™, and Digital Alert Systems brands. Monroe Electronics' Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) are the widely accepted standard for CATV with a hard-earned reputation for quality, reliability, and service to valued customers around the world. In October 2009, Digital Alert Systems, the leading innovator of next-generation Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and EAS merged with Monroe Electronics to further extend its product offerings to radio and television broadcasters and better serve their collective customers into the future.