DAS, Kaltura team on EAS alerts for cloud TV

Digital Alert Systems' EAS-Net Emergency Alert System (EAS) protocol has been integrated into the Kaltura Cloud TV Platform. The integration is intended to let ...

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Digital Alert Systems' EAS-Net Emergency Alert System (EAS) protocol has been integrated into the Kaltura Cloud TV Platform. The integration is intended to let customers comply with EAS/CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) regulations by providing emergency messages within their cloud video deployments.

Gideon Gilboa, Kaltura senior vice president of product and marketing, media and telecom, said: "Kaltura's Cloud TV Platform combines the best of pay TV and OTT. We are in the business of helping our customers transform their legacy TV services into next-generation cloud and IP-based TV experiences. This includes all of the benefits of OTT - not only personalization, multiscreen apps, and improved TCO and agility, but also the 'nuts and bolts' of traditional pay TV, such as EAS alerts."

To support EAS-NET, Kaltura enhanced its existing push notification and in-app messaging capabilities. With the new integration, the Kaltura TV Platform receives alert information over EAS-Net and dispatches the alerts in real time to relevant cloud TV client applications, including mobile devices, managed set-top boxes, and unmanaged set-tops. Viewers see the emergency messages as push notifications on their connected screens when watching content or browsing within the application.

"We're constantly striving to enhance emergency communications across a number of platforms, and finding the right partners, like Kaltura, who are able to leverage EAS-Net continues to showcase our evolution in the cloud TV era," said Bill Robertson, vice president of business development at Digital Alerts Systems. "As the means of TV consumption is rapidly changing, our customers can continue to count on us to help ensure compliance and their overall success."        

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