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Subject: Re: [emergency] Fwd: Media Release: Emergency Alert SystemManufacturers and Service Providers Develop Profile for Using CommonAlerting Protocol in Broadcast EAS

Hi Elysa,

Does this mean that we no longer need to be 
concerned with this work, since OASIS is 
mentioned only as the developer of CAP? That 
would certainly mean a lot less work for us.


At 3:16 PM -0500 9/26/08, Elysa Jones wrote:
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>>From: press@eas-cap.org
>>To: press@eas-cap.org
>>Subject: Media Release: Emergency Alert System 
>>Manufacturers and Service Providers
>>  Develop Profile for Using Common Alerting Protocol in Broadcast EAS
>>Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:54:56 -0700
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>>0.9999 R:95.9108 P:95.9108 M:97.0282 C:98.6951 )
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>>Press Release
>>Emergency Alert System Manufacturers and 
>>Service Providers Develop Profile for Using 
>>Common Alerting Protocol in Broadcast EAS
>>Industry Leaders Collaborate on Utilizing Open 
>>Standard to Facilitate Interoperability of 
>>Advanced Emergency Alert System Capabilities in 
>>the U.S.
>>25 September 2008 - The EAS-CAP Industry Group 
>>- a broad coalition of equipment, software and 
>>service providers to the Emergency Alert System 
>>- today announced that its members have 
>>released a draft profile for the effective use 
>>and translation of the open, non-proprietary 
>>Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)1 for the next 
>>generation of broadcast EAS. The profile will 
>>be an important step towards improving 
>>interoperability across agencies, 
>>jurisdictions, systems and vendors, helping to 
>>ensure that the public benefits from improved 
>>capabilities to communicate weather, civil, 
>>AMBER and other alerts via broadcast media.
>>The Industry Group will provide this profile as 
>>a recommendation to U.S. governmental agencies 
>>and industry associations on the use of CAP for 
>>EAS purposes, including the FCC, FEMA, National 
>>Weather Service, and other organizations. Group 
>>members intend to rapidly implement the EAS-CAP 
>>profile within their own systems and equipment. 
>>The EAS-CAP profile provides developers and 
>>manufacturers guidelines as to which elements 
>>in a CAP message are required for an EAS 
>>message, identifies how a mandatory alert from 
>>a state/territorial Governor would be 
>>identified, describes basic authentication and 
>>security features, recommends accepted formats 
>>for audio messages, and other features.  The 
>>output of the Group's work is publicly 
>>accessible on its website www.eas-cap.org, and 
>>the Group will offer a mechanism for public 
>>comment on that site. The Group plans to 
>>continue its work to solicit feedback and 
>>provide recommendations to EAS stakeholders.
>>The Group was established in response to the 
>>July 2007 decision by the Federal 
>>Communications Commission (FCC) to maintain EAS 
>>and have all U.S. EAS participants adopt an 
>>ability to receive messages using the Common 
>>Alerting Protocol (CAP) within 180 days after 
>>the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
>>formally adopts CAP version 1.1 as a standard 
>>for EAS.2  FEMA's announcement on CAP adoption 
>>is expected in the first quarter of 2009.
>>The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is a simple 
>>but general format for exchanging all-hazard 
>>emergency alerts and public warnings over all 
>>kinds of networks. CAP allows a consistent 
>>warning message to be disseminated 
>>simultaneously over many different warning 
>>systems, such as computers, wireless 
>>communications, alarms, and television radio 
>>and cable via broadcast EAS.
>>Group members supporting the EAS-CAP Profile include:
>>Digital Alert Systems, LLC
>>Hormann America, Inc.
>>iBiquity Digital Corporation
>>Monroe Electronics, Inc.
>>Sage Alerting Systems, Inc.
>>SpectraRep, LLC
>>TFT, Inc.
>>Trilithic, Inc.
>>Warning Systems, Inc.
>>Additional information:
>>For more information about the EAS-CAP Industry 
>>Group and its EAS-CAP Profile, visit 
>><http://www.eas-cap.org> http://www.eas-cap.org.
>>For more information about the EAS, visit the 
>>FCC's Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau 
>>http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/eas/. For more 
>>information about the FCC's Report and Order on 
>>CAP, visit
>>About the EAS-CAP Industry Group:
>>The EAS-CAP Industry Group is an informal 
>>coalition of Emergency Alert System equipment, 
>>software and
>>service providers. Using the best available 
>>information, the EAS-CAP Industry Group has 
>>collaborated to
>>develop a voluntary profile for the 
>>interoperability of advanced Emergency Alert 
>>System (EAS) capabilities in the United States 
>>using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). 
>>Specifically, the Industry Group collaborated 
>>to coordinate interoperable data standards 
>>among Emergency Alert System equipment, 
>>software and service providers. Further, the 
>>Industry Group will seek to provide 
>>recommendations to U.S. governmental agencies 
>>and industry associations on the use of CAP for 
>>EAS purposes.
>>The EAS-CAP Industry Group's intention is to 
>>offer an interoperable EAS-CAP data profile 
>>that is a freely
>>available resource for EAS participants, 
>>equipment, software and service providers, to 
>>the benefit of public alert and warning 
>>capabilities throughout the United States. It 
>>is the intention of the Industry Group that any 
>>work product of the group be free of copyright 
>>and intellectual property constraints.
>>Press contact:
>><mailto:press@eas-cap.org> press@eas-cap.org
>>  www.eas-cap.org
>>1 The Common Alerting Protocol v1.1 was 
>>developed by the Organization for the 
>>Advancement of Structured Information Standards 
>>(OASIS), a non-profit, international consortium 
>>that develops standards.
>>2 Review of the Emergency Alert System, Second 
>>Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
>>Rulemaking, 22 FCC Rcd. 13275 (2007), EB Docket 
>>No. 04-296 (Second EAS Report and Order).
>>Content-Type: application/pdf; name="EAS-CAP 
>>Industry Group Media Release.pdf"; 
>>Content-Disposition: attachment; 
>>filename="EAS-CAP Industry Group Media 
>Elysa Jones
>Chair, OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee
>Chief Technology Officer, Chief Operating Officer
>Warning Systems, Inc.
>256-880-8702 x102
>256-694-8702 cell
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