TFT Announces Powerful New EAS/CAP Encoding & Decoding Solution for FCC Compliance

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Receives FCC approval and FEMA Compliance for TFT EAS911+, providing advanced encoding, decoding, logging and text messaging capabilities of EAS and CAP alerts.

TFT EAS 911+ EAS and CAP Encoder & Decoder system

TFT EAS 911+ EAS and CAP Encoder & Decoder system

TFT, Inc., today announced the release of its advanced solution for encoding, decoding and dissemination of EAS/CAP alert messages by Radio and Television Broadcasters and Cable Operators. The FCC granted Type-Certification to the TFT EAS911+ EAS/CAP system. FEMA has tested and declared the EAS911+ compliant.

The new EAS911+ is an EAS Encoder/Decoder with CAP receiving capabilities. The new model has all the features of TFT's widely-deployed EAS911 product but with a highly intuitive touch-screen user interface for setup, operation and required logging. It also incorporates a CAP decoder, analog and AES/EBU audio switcher, and interface to an auxiliary video overlay device to insert EAS information into four or more video streams.

The EAS911+ also has completed FEMA compliance testing for CAP decoding. In addition, the EAS911+ will feature greater logging and recording capabilities, text-to-speech conversion and convenient interface to existing TFT EAS peripherals such as the EAS930A Multi-Module Receiver and the EAS941A Remote/Status Module.

Darryl Parker, Senior Vice President of TFT said, "The EAS911+ represents a new era in functionality for EAS Participants and preserves the operational familiarity of the previous EAS911. The thousands of operators who have come to depend upon TFT's 911 EAS Encoder/Decoder over the last decade will find that the new EAS 911+ not only reliably performs the legacy functions required of an EAS encoder/decoder system, but also integrates flexibly into their operations' workflow to provide for dependable FCC compliance and emerging message handling."

Ed Fong, TFT Executive Vice President, remarked, "It is important to us to provide our customers with reliable, well-conceived products that integrate into existing workflows with a minimum of operator handling or intervention, and a maximum of flexibility and dependability. The EAS911+ was designed to meet these criteria, as well as the requirements of our customers and the mandates they are required to fulfill."

Some features of the TFT911+ are:

■ Touch Screen Display, Operation and Configuration
■ Multiple I/O Ports
■ 8 GPIO Circuits
■ USB2.0 Ports, front and rear
■ Front panel status LEDs
■ Compatibility with EAS930A, Multi-Module Receiver & EAS 941A Remote
■ Ethernet/Internet  Connectivity
■ All EAS911 Features including Automatic/Random RWT
■ Balanced, high level audio inputs
■ Built-in audio loop-through switcher, analog L,R and AES/EBU

Detailed specifications on the EAS911+ can be viewed here. For further questions, to view a demonstration or request an evaluation, please contact Darryl Parker at 408-943-9323 ext. 223.

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