BTR Podcast: What’s on Tap for CAP

The Common Alerting Protocol – CAP – is the next step in the evolution of the Emergency Alert System. Steve Johnson, the principal of Johnson Telecom and the chairman of the SCTE’s EAS Subcommittee, tells BTR's Carl Weinschenk that a list of approved vendors soo...

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Btr Radio IconThe Common Alerting Protocol – CAP – is the next step in the evolution of the Emergency Alert System. Steve Johnson, the principal of Johnson Telecom and the chairman of the SCTE’s EAS Subcommittee, tells BTR's Carl Weinschenk that a list of approved vendors soon will be released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Johnson says that operators’ first step toward compliance with the new rules – which take effect on Sept. 30 -- is to inventory the equipment that already is in the field.

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