EAS WATCH Product Family

EAS WATCH Initiation Point Monitor (IPM)

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The EAS WATCH IPM, or Initiation Point Monitor, captures EAS alert data and broadcast-quality audio at the initiation site, or source of an EAS alert, tags the information as authenticated and archives it on a remote server. This provides a means to distinguish between authenticated alerts and unauthorized or 'accidental' alerts reported to the server.

Furthermore, any captured alert can be sent directly to stations via an EAS Second Chance (ESC) unit.

An IPM is required at any location that generates EAS alerts which are intended to be fully tracked by the EAS WATCH system.

See the data sheet for further details on the EAS WATCH IPM.

EAS WATCH Remote Station Monitor (RSM)

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The EAS WATCH RSM, or Remote Station Monitor, is a rack mount unit capable of monitoring multiple on-air stations for EAS activity. Add-in modules provide the capability to monitoring a variety of signal types, such as AM, FM, WX, TV, HDTV, UHF, VHF and SatStream Satellite EAS.

There are 8, 12 and 24 channel versions of the RSM, each capable of monitoring EAS alerts in any given area. The RSM-24 is appropriate for use in metropolitan areas with many nearby stations to monitor. The RSM-8 is aimed at areas with fewer local stations. Choose the one that's right for you!

The EAS WATCH RSM-24 model monitors up to 24 stations and features active status LEDs for each channel, which at a glance provides a wealth of information about monitored signals. It also features a full color touchscreen LCD which is useful for monitoring stations graphically as well as for setting up the unit.

The EAS WATCH RSM-12 model similarly monitors up to 12 stations and comes with its own set of informative status LEDs for each channel and a sharp contrast monochrome LCD with convenient front panel buttons for implementing the user interface.

The EAS WATCH RSM-8 monitors up to 8 stations at once. This compact rack mount unit has active status LEDs like the other RSM models but no display.

See the data sheet for further details on EAS WATCH RSM models.

EAS WATCH Cable Head Monitor (CHM)

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The EAS WATCH CHM-48, or Cable Head Monitor, is a rack mount unit designed to monitor the audio output of multiple analog / digital TV / HDTV sources at a cable head end location. Up to 48 individual channels may be monitored by a single unit. The CHM-48 must be provisioned in 3 channel increments.

All EAS detected at the CHM-48 is analyzed and sent to the EAS WATCH Server via Internet allowing confirmation of EAS cable activity and detection of spurious EAS alerts.

More information regarding the EAS WATCH CHM-48 can be found in its data sheet.

EAS WATCH On-site Station Monitor (OSM)

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The EAS WATCH OSM, or On-Site Station Monitor, is an attractive rack mount unit which is primarily designed for on-site monitoring of stations in isolated areas where the RSM is not practical. With up to 4 audio or RF inputs it can also monitor nearby stations.

It is also useful at stations with multiple audio channels such as an AM/FM/TV facility.

The OSM is essentially an RSM-4, sporting status LEDs for each monitored channel with a sharp contrast monochrome LCD and panel buttons for the user interface.

The base unit comes with an ENDEC monitor (like the ESM) and it can also monitor a variety of different signals and signal types with add-on modules. This unit can be quite useful where station location and/or signal strength make remote monitoring impractical or nearly impossible.

See the data sheet for more information about the EAS WATCH OSM.

CAP to EAS Converter (CAPLink™)

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CAPLink™ is a low cost interface that polls a Common Alerting Protocol server and generates locally synthesized standard EAS audio (FSK and Attention) to avoid corruption likely to occur with VOIP technology.

CAPLink™ is not a PC, which means it is not susceptible to virsues or operating system crashes. Installation is quick and easy: it connects directly to a standard router with internet connectivity.
Setup is simple using a standard browser. CAPLink™ requires no operator attention after it has been installed. CAPLink™ outputs standard EAS audio, which then may be applied to the audio input of any FCC certified Encoder/Decoder to be used as one additional EAS audio source.

CAPLink™ supports EAN as well as EAS. All audio file chunks are assembled and output as quality balanced or unbalanced audio.

ESM Option: CAPLink™ can monitor all EnDec activity via a serial input allowing reporting of all EAS transactions to central server which may be the EAS Watch System.

OSM Option: CAPLink™ can monitor the actual station on-air audio. Each EAS transmission is analyzed and decoded and a report may be sent to the CAP Server or EAS Watch.

See the data sheet for more information about CAPLink.

EAS WATCH ENDEC Serial Monitor (ESM)

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The EAS WATCH ESM, or ENDEC Serial output Monitor, is a freestanding unit designed to monitor a RS232 serial port for serial data, such as an ENDEC for EAS alerts.

When the unit detects serial activity, it stores the information on the unit in a time-stamped log and can be set up to send the information a variety of different ways (based on user selection) through an Ethernet connection via Internet (For example, to an email address or FTP server). The ESM now has an option for broadcast audio monitoring, which allows broadcast confirmation of the actual EAS Alert, alert EAS audio analysis, as well as On/Off Air detection capability.

Multiple station logs can be easily managed and viewed using our server side software running on any standard web server. The ESM includes options for working with your existing logging software and we can assist in customizing the data format to suit your needs.

Features a rugged extruded aluminum case and includes serial cable and power supply (linear regulated wall transformer for lowest noise).

See the data sheet for further details on the EAS WATCH ESM.

EAS WATCH Second Chance Unit (ESC)

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The EAS WATCH ESC, or EAS Second Chance, Broadcast Alert Port is a freestanding unit designed primarily as a backup means to ensure that EAN and EAS alert messages are broadcast by stations which have not received the alert through normal channels.

The EAS initiation site may choose to direct an EAS message specifically to one or more stations which have failed to carry an important alert. The ESC synthesizes the EAS/EAN tones and FSK message to assure perfect fidelity. Any voice message is also sent as digitized voice audio.

When someone at the station presses the ESC "GO" button, the EAS is then broadcast. If necessary (and for EAN) the initiator can require the broadcast to begin immediately with no station operator intervention.

Options include ENDEC Serial Output monitoring (ESM) with on-site single station EAS generation via Internet.

See the data sheet for more details regarding the unique concept embodied in EAS WATCH Second Chance.

EAS WATCH Situation Display

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EAS Watch Situation Display is our server and software package that brings together all the data from the EAS Watch system components and presents it in a concise and easy to use graphical and / or textual format. As no state is the same in terms of EAS alert delivery and proceedures, we offer custom tailored packages to meet varying needs and budgets for EAS monitoring. Service includes initial station database setup, computer system and setup.

The EAS WATCH BSD, or Basic Situation Display software, is a text based presentation (No map display),offering indivual or log summary reports for EAS alert and Station EAS activity, current station status, ability to sort by county or user defined delineations.

The EAS WATCH PSD, or Primary Situation Display software, is a text based presentation with Situation Map Display, offering indivual or log summary reports for EAS alert and Station EAS activity, current station status, ability to sort by county or user defined delineations. The Situation Map Display presents a topological display of station status across a state, allowing more a more comprehensive and holistic vantage point for EAS monitoring. This service includes a customized state map.

The EAS WATCH SSD, or Shared Situation Display software, is a web based system that allows access through multiple remote web browsers (with password access). It offers a similar textual and graphic display as the PSD, although not as detailed or feature rich.

EAS WATCH Situation Display software is the future of EAS, CAP and beyond.