Talk:Digital Emergency Alert System

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End of 2006???[edit]

Doesn't this need to be updated? I haven't gotten a word about this DEAS, and I live in Tennessee... a pretty southern and eastern state. End of 2006? That was 15 days ago as I write this. StonedChipmunk 00:13, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

  • It's a year later and it's still outdated. I've added the Update tag to see if that'll do anything. 23skidoo (talk) 01:46, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Accuracy[edit]

I looked around the internet Google search, and could not find a recent article on the DEAS involving cell phones, pagers, or any of the like...only digital television. Ks0stm (TCG) 19:48, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

It really has been around for a while, but I think progress is moving slowly. See this message from incident.com (CAP Cookbook) regarding DEAS usage and the Common Alerting Protocol, which has been mandated for usage by all EAS participants by the FCC. FEMA is in the process of working out the details of mapping CAP messages to EAS which, I think, may be the precursor to this much heralded DEAS or perhaps a totally different system to supplant DEAS. Regardless, the idea of using CAP is to allow for the dissemination of emergency messages to all manner of recipients (cell phones, broadcast radio, broadcast television, DBS, set-top devices, etc.) See also FEMA IPAWS (Steelerdon (talk) 19:00, 2 December 2009 (UTC))

DTV transition complete, where are the Digital EAS deployments?[edit]

Even having links to the standards for digital television and the 'new' Emergency Alert System?

I would have assumed that the DTV transition would have handled this, but there needs to be more effort in branding FCC could adopt an "Alert Star" LOGO - for DEAS-ready Digital Televisions that have passed testing. This should have been done before now, obviously, before several million DTV converter boxes were distributed. rhyre (talk) 22:02, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Updated article[edit]

Looks like DEAS died a quiet death, and its current incarnation is called Personal Localized Alerting Network - see [1]. -- Dandv(talk|contribs) 07:52, 26 May 2011 (UTC)


"Bottomless" messages new?[edit]

The article states that DEAS allows the system to overcome limitations of past systems, including the ability to pass on messages of indefinite duration. Unless and until FCC Part 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is changed, all alert message audio will still be limited to two minutes in duration. This limit excludes activations of the Emergency Action Network (EAN) which allows the president to hijack the airwaves to directly address viewers/listeners. This is not a new functionality and exists in the current, non-digital implementation of the Emergency Alert System. Steelerdon (talk) 14:51, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

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