By John M. Lawson, AWARN Alliance Executive Director Creating advanced alerting is not just about engineering and bandwidth. It’s also about social science. Ultimately, the most elegant technology is only effective if people understand and respond to messages and take…
The Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO), held its Emerging Technology Forum in Raleigh NC, on February 28 – March 1, 2017. AWARN Alliance members, Pete Sockett of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Fred Engel and Adam Woodlief of UNC–TV, presented. Their presentation concentrated on ATSC 3.0 and AWARN’s Public and Public Safety facing capabilities.
On March 6, 2017, the undersigned hosted members of the Commission’s Media Bureau at the ONE Media offices in Arlington, Virginia to demonstrate the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) and other capabilities of the proposed ATSC 3.0, Next Generation (“Next Gen”), broadcast transmission standard. The pending rulemaking proceeding to approve use of the new standard was discussed as well.
“The AWARN Alliance applauds Chairman Pai and the Commission for releasing the text of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for voluntary ATSC 3.0 transmission.”
AWARN Alliance Membership Kit 2017
Complementing the advocacy work of the AWARN Alliance and the technical work of the ATSC Advanced Emergency Alerting Implementation Team, the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) established a new advisory group on the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
Advanced Emergency Alerting Highlighted in First Demonstrations of Automotive Applications of Next-Gen Broadcasting The first public demonstration of important new business-to-business applications of ATSC 3.0 exemplifies how the Internet Protocol (IP) based broadcast standard will enable data services – especially delivery…
The Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) based on ATSC 3.0 will save lives and renew broadcasters’ role as “first informers.” It turns out that the first AWARN alert prototypes are also pioneering some of the core business enhancements and new services that promise major financial upsides for the television broadcasting industry.
Addressing the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Convention on Oct. 10, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai highlighted the importance of Advanced Emergency Alerting services and ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV.
AWARN will not only save lives, but also cement their central role in public safety for new generations of Americans.