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2014-02-07 08:24:14

Alerts such as tornado warnings and internal communication messages now impossible to miss KNOXVILLE, Tennessee and NEW YORK, February 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Tennessee Medical Center, based in Knoxville (TN) has adopted new software to alert and inform more than 7,000 staff members, patients and visitors at its premises. With 54 large video monitors throughout the medical center and interactive screensavers installed on 6,000 PCs, alert messages are...

This Is Not A Test: Vulnerability Found In US Emergency Alert System
2013-07-09 13:41:50

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States Emergency Alert System (EAS), which can interrupt TV and radio programming with critical information about national emergencies, could have a critical flaw. The service, which has long been trusted to deliver information during a crisis, reportedly has a major vulnerability that could allow hackers to break into the system and even broadcast fake messages to the United States. Security firm IOActive announced on...

Extreme Weather Warnings To Text Begin This Month
2012-05-15 09:25:10

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Weather warnings via phone are not a new idea as many private weather companies already offer this service. However, now the National Weather Service is going to offer this service for the first time. The Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service begins this month and will be provided to all wireless phone users for free — no need to even apply or sign up for this service.  Major wireless carriers like T-Mobile, AT@T and Sprint are among the...

2011-11-08 09:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Pennsylvania's radio, television and cable stations will participate by interrupting regularly scheduled programming with an Emergency Alert System test announcement lasting approximately 30 seconds. "This event is significant because although we do tests at the local and state level on a...

2011-05-27 11:04:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same organization that challenged NOAA to bragging rights for the best hurricane forecast last year using a trained chimp armed only with a pair of dice and a craps table is challenging the agency again: This time by putting two fifth graders up against the multi-billion dollar federal agency. The comedy video challenge can be found online at http://youtu.be/yz_oPwMosEk. "NOAA may have beaten our trained chimp, Dr. Hansimian, last...

2011-04-11 14:36:00

LAS VEGAS, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NAB -- Global Security Systems, LLC (GSS), the systems integrator and service provider of GSSNet-satellite CAP-based EAS data delivery, and ALERT FM- FM radio based Emergency Alert System; Sage Alerting Systems, Inc, the leading provider of broadcast alerting equipment; and iBiquity Digital Corporation, developer and licenser of HD Radio Technology, announced today that HD Radio enabled broadcasting is now capable of Common Alert Protocol (CAP)-...

2008-09-18 12:00:39

TUALATIN, Ore., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicates an 85% probability of an above-normal hurricane season and predicts the wild weather will continue for the remainder of the year. The unpredictable weather -- from a tornado in New York City to severe flooding in the Midwest -- means everyone has to be prepared. The need for an Emergency Alert System, like Weather and Emergency Alert Monitors from Oregon Scientific, becomes...