Trilithic's EASyCAST Enhances Florical's Acuitas with Automated EAS


Automated EAS Interface for Station-in-a-Box Solution

INDIANAPOLIS - Trilithic, the experts in digital Emergency Alert Systems and Florical, the leader in broadcast automation systems, announced today a partnership to enhance Florical's Acuitas(TM) solution with automated EAS.

Florical's low cost station-in-a-box solution, Acuitas, is now available with an automated interface to Trilithic's EASyCAST(TM), an FCC certified Emergency Alert System (EAS) solution for broadcast television stations.

Dr. Eric Piard, VP Research & Development at Florical explains, "With this new EAS feature in Acuitas, operators do not have to interact with the automation system at all and the hardware footprint for dealing with the graphics and audio components of an EAS warning is now drastically reduced. Acuitas and EASyCAST on the network is all that is needed!"

Acuitas automatically detects when station operators trigger required weekly and monthly tests on the EASyCAST; Acuitas then inserts auxiliary events in its AirBoss playlist. Those events in turn cause Acuitas to add on the relevant channel's output a crawl and/or an audio signal with data from the alert's associated text and/or audio files, respectively. Further, these events will appear in the AirBoss' As-Run-Log, providing evidence that the tests were performed.

These products enable service providers to improve efficiency and gain greater control over Emergency Alert System messaging with seamless, IP-based EAS solutions.

Trilithic is the leading supplier of EAS equipment and EAS systems and solutions for cable television, satellite, broadcast, and IPTV. With network based EAS receivers, flexible hardware platform, network connectivity for ease of use and flexibility, remote programming and automated compliance software, Trilithic's IP-based EAS systems provide enhanced efficiency, improved control, and worry-free alert distribution and reporting.

Florical Systems is the technical leader in broadcast automation systems. Florical's extensive customer base includes high profile cable networks, network owned and operated stations, individual network affiliate stations, and PBS stations. Acuitas is the state of the art offering from Florical using off-the-shelf station-in-a-box video server technology. Acuitas is changing the traditional way stations broadcast.

About Trilithic, Inc:

Trilithic, Inc. is an industry leader providing telecommunications solutions for major Broadband and RF & Microwave markets around the world. Key product groups include instruments and service assurance systems for major Broadband providers; RF and Microwave components and subsystems for cellular, military communications and many other wireless industries; and government-mandated Emergency Alert Systems used by HFC service providers and broadcasters in the United States. In all of these industries, Trilithic has earned a reputation for innovation, technical performance and flexibility in meeting customers' exacting requirements. For more information visit www.trilithic.com.

About Florical:

Florical is the leader in television automation solutions providing innovative technology to simplify your operation. Florical offers the latest advances in automation technology such as off-the-shelf station-in-a-box video server technology, remote access of system control, automated reports for traffic and management, unique applications for centralizing operations and centrally managing content. For more information visit www.florical.com.

Contact:

Karalee Slayton

Director Marketing & Communications

(317) 423-6604

kslayton@trilithic.com

Dwight Douglas

VP Marketing, Florical

(352) 372-8326

sales@florical.com

SOURCE

Trilithic, Inc.

Web Site: www.trilithic.com

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