Digital Alert Systems, a provider of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and Emergency Alert Systems (EAS), says its DASDEC-II is an FCC-certified EAS encoder/decoder capable of receiving CAP messaging. In addition, the DASDEC-II has successfully completed FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) conformance testing under the consumer and producer designation.

The DASDEC-II model DASEOC-R6-CAP unified emergency messaging platform can communicate via both the existing EAS and next-generation CAP EAS. It is optimized for use by emergency management and public safety professionals to monitor and originate emergency alert communications in both CAP and conventional EAS protocols.

FEMA’s IPAWS will enable state and local emergency management and public safety agencies with enhanced abilities to alert and warn their communities via multiple communications methods, including broadcast EAS and cell phones. To access the FEMA IPAWS system, state and local officials need an IPAWS-tested CAP originator.

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