For broadcasters who are multicasting more than one channel from just one location, DASDEC(TM)-IR offers a single platform for distributing and monitoring EAS messages on up to five stations - whether they originate from the same building, same state, or across the nation. By eliminating the need for an encoder/decoder set dedicated to each station, DASDEC-IR helps religious broadcasters conserve resources while ensuring that equipment upgrades and FCC regulation compliance are more simple and efficient than ever before. One DASDEC-II system replaces five separate encoder/decoder sets, reducing the amount of wiring, rack space, and power required.
The DASDEC-IR system combines the feature-packed DASDEC-II system with the company's MultiStation(TM) software to support simultaneous or sequential forwarding of emergency alerts to all channels. The capacity to select sequential forwarding gives broadcasters the ability to schedule the alert to air on each channel at an appropriate time, without interrupting critical programs. And because the DASDEC-IR is a fully functional EAS decoder, each location's unit can process alerts independently if the connection to the central host system is lost or broken.
Digital Alert Systems, LLC was formed in October 2003 when the founders, involved in EAS/EBS since 1990, determined that IP-based technologies could lower the cost of EAS encoders/decoders, improve operations, and offer more avenues to increase the effectiveness of emergency communications in the future. The DASDEC(TM) emergency messaging platform was the result of this critical thinking and development.
In October 2009, six years from its inception and with more than 1,000 systems in broadcast, cable, IPTV, and emergency operation centers around the U.S., Digital Alert Systems merged with Monroe Electronics to further extend its product offerings and better serve their collective customers well into the future.
Based in Lyndonville, N.Y., Monroe Electronics provides R&D, manufacturing, sales, and customer service for the Digital Alert Systems brand. The company extends its hard-earned reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, and service to valued customers around the world. More information is available at www.digitalalertsystems.com
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