What is AWARN?

AWARN, utilizing ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting, represents a major upgrade to America’s emergency communication system. AWARN uses next-generation terrestrial broadcasting to delviver rich-media, geo-targeted public alerts. AWARN wakes up devices, delivering alerts even when the cellular network is jammed or the power grid is down.

APTS Highlights Next Gen TV’s Public Safety Benefits

In its latest filing in support of the joint petition seeking FCC approval for broadcasters’ voluntary implementation of Next Gen TV, America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) extols the virtues of ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV generally and specifically its public safety applications, including AWARN.

Next Gen TV: A Piece of the Advanced Earthquake Warning Puzzle?

The first half of 2016 has seen a flurry of inquiries and proposed rules by the Federal Communications (FCC) regarding emergency alerting. One noteworthy FCC public notice relates to a report the FCC was directed by Congress to prepare on possibilities for delivering earthquake-related emergency alerts using the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

Airwavz.tv Launches Quarterback DTV Smartphone Receiver

Bonnie Beeman and John Casey, two industry veterans with a history of developing new technology for over-the-air DTV, recently formed “airwavz.tv,” which they describe as a “full-service multimedia platform” offering solutions for web, hardware, mobile and DTV.

AWARN Alliance Comments on Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts

AWARN presents a rare opportunity to dramatically improve America’s public safety communications capability. AWARN can provide this public benefit by dual-use of the backbone of the nation’s existing television broadcasting transmission capacity and the new technology of ATSC 3.0.

AWARN Could Deliver Earthquake Early Warnings By Utilizing ATSC 3.0

AWARN, utilizing the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 standard, could provided a powerful backbone for delivering earthquake early warnings (EEWs) to the public from terrestrial television stations. Organizations supporting AWARN have described its capabilities in a related FCC proceeding.

AWARN Coalition Letter to The Honorable Ron Johnson

AWARN Coalition members wrote to the Senate and House in support of pending legislation to update and reform the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The Coalition endorsed the bills’ requirements that IPAWS be designed to adapt to and…

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