Presentation on theme: "Confidential: All Rights Reserved Web-based Alerting The International Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) provides for a standardized alerting format for all."— Presentation transcript:
Confidential: All Rights Reserved Web-based Alerting The International Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) provides for a standardized alerting format for all warning messages. CAP includes all data fields used in the current Emergency Alert System (EAS). Generating a warning message in the CAP format allows manufacturers of all types of receiving devices (EAS, sirens, televisions, radios, pagers, cell phones, etc) to build interface devices to decode the CAP warning. The Federal government has adopted CAP as the standard to be used in developing any new warning systems nationwide. As the pilot state, Washington state has helped DHS develop a web-based platform that allows for input of CAP warning messages that are fully compatible with EAS. DHS will fund the fielding of this system before the 2006 hurricane season to 12 East Coast states. Washington state will request funding from DHS and state sources for fielding of this system in Washington.
Confidential: All Rights Reserved EAS Web-based CAP message The secure web-site, provided by MystateUSA distributes the CAP IP message, with embedded EAS parameters, to special interface units provided by Warning Systems, Inc., named the AdaptAlert TM Communicator. This unit takes the CAP message and inputs an EAS message to one of the monitoring ports of a existing EAS unit for relay to the public. AdaptAlert TM has an embedded text-to- speech capability that eliminates poor or low audio problems.
Confidential: All Rights Reserved EAS Notification II The CAP message fields are automatically populated based upon the selected EAS event code. Files can be saved and pre-scripted for known risk events. Transmitting amplifying text and accompanying pictures can easily be accomplished because it’s IP based. The actual alert text can be scrolled on television instead of just the EAS header information.
Confidential: All Rights Reserved The Opt-In feature located at the public website would allow any citizen to sign up for alerts. This would be a text alert based upon type of device, an address or by zip code. PUBLIC Opt In for ALERTING
Confidential: All Rights Reserved Alert Posted to Secure and Public Websites Alerts can be posted on both a secure website (internal) or a public site (external) for viewing from any internet access point. All Alerts are posted to the secure (internal) site as they happen. Real- time information can be posted from NOAA, CAD, Hospital systems and other vendor products such as plume modeling. This is a very valuable asset in an emergency to keep track of the notifications as they unfold with the date and time stamp posted.
Confidential: All Rights Reserved The Secure site provides a system for collaboration for all global, federal, state and local agencies. Users can securely share emergency alerts, contacts, operations plans, maps, resources, disaster drills, training exercises and other relevant materials within a single agency or across agency boundaries as needed. Secure Website International, National, State, County, City, Tribal, First Responders
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Confidential: All Rights Reserved Washington State EOC This system is now fully operational in the Washington State EOC and utilizes the current State Radio Network (SRN) as it’s transmission path. Access for all WA 911 Centers and Local EOC’s will be provided as funding from DHS is made available. The system has been tested with the NOAA Hazcollect project and is fully compatible. This means that all alerts will be relayed over NWS weather radio transmitters automatically when that project goes on-line. Selected Broadcasters will be asked to install the interface unit in line with their EAS decoding equipment to eliminate poor radio reception on both SRN and LRN’s. Monitoring assignments may need to be adjusted. Existing EAS decoders will be come backup systems on local radio networks (LRN’s).