21CVAA Compliance

AUDIO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM [AMS]

DAS-AMS - Audio Management System

This two-part system consists of a DAS Audio Message Controller (AMC) and the award-winning MultiPlayer™ linked together to provide proper message audio on both Main and SAP audio streams in full compliance with the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (21CVAA) rules.

DASAMC - Audio Message Controller

The DAS Audio Message Controller (AMC) provides the interface between data services, an operator, and the MultiPlayer™ for compliance with the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (21CVAA) rules. Must be linked to a MultiPlayer for proper operation. IMPORTANT NOTE: The AMC requires its own MultiPlayer. The AMC CAN NOT also control a MultiPlayer used for EAS and under DASDEC control.

DASMP - Multiplayer

Digital Alert Systems MultiPlayer - Four (4) channel independent audio player and program switcher with all-channel master bypass override supports three EAS operational modes: simultaneous, sequential, and staggered and independent audio playback under AMC. Field configurable for signal type; four (4) AES, or four (4) analog mono channels, 2 channels of AES and 1 stereo analog, or 2 channels of analog stereo. Four (4) contact closure in's and two (2) out's for each channel plus one (1) in and one (1) out for Master bypass. Front panel indicators show channel status for Alert Pending and On-Air for each channel and Power and Master for all channels. Uses standard TCP/IP (Ethernet 10/100/1000 baseT) network connection to any DASDEC or AMC as a host. A compact single rack design with standard XLR connectors simplifies installation and wiring. Combined DASDEC and MultiStation™ provide independent station identification and alert handling for up to five streams.

Digital Alert Systems introduces its new Audio Management System (AMS) - a simple solution for the "Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010" (or simply 21st CVAA) compliance, which requires television stations to provide audio description in their Secondary Audio Program (SAP) channel corresponding with any "emergency information" appearing on the main channel. This means any crawl or text displays on the main channel such as weather alerts, school closings, etc. - separate of actual newscasts or EAS alerts - must be "voiced" on the SAP channel. In addition an "attention" signal or tone must be inserted in the main channel's audio to alert or indicate to viewers emergency audio description is available on the secondary channel. This two-part system consists of the new DAS Audio Message Controller (AMC) and the award-winning MultiPlayer™ linked together to provide proper message audio on both Main and SAP audio streams in full compliance with the 21st CVAA rules. By leveraging many of the similarities of our DASDEC EAS/CAP Flexible Messaging System the AMS is a streamlined answer to the latest FCC rules from the innovative group at Digital Alert Systems - the leader in television EAS/CAP systems.