Emergency Alert CG
Automatically Crawl CAP/EAS alerts over your Video Channel.
The EAS CG interfaces with your EAS Decoder. The EAS Decoder decodes the Emergency Alert Tones from the AM/FM or NOAA radio receiver and sends the relevant messages to the EAS CG via an Ethernet or RS-232 connection. The EAS CG determines which Crawl Template to use, formats the Crawl Message text and starts Crawling the Emergency Message on the Output of the Power CG Live. The Emergency Alert Message will continue to crawl the Emergency Message until the encoder sends the command to stop, the Crawl has been displayed the specified length of time, or the "End Alert" or "Abort Crawl" buttons are pressed on the EAS CG Control Screen.
The EAS CG has all of the features of the Power CG Live, as well as the interface to the EAS Decoder.
Power CG Live is an extremely Powerful Character Generator and Titling Program designed especially for the Live Broadcast enviroment. It has three separate graphic layers. These are the Main Graphics layer, Snype layer, and Banner Crawl layer.The Main Graphics layer is a traditional Character Generator that is used to display High Qualilty Titles and Graphics created using the very flexible and easy to use Graphic Composer that is included with the software. The Snype layer is used to display Snypes (animated promotional logos) such as many Television stations use to let the viewer know what "Coming up Next". The Bannel Crawl layer is used to Crawl Text messages and images across the screen.
Only the Banner Crawl layer is used to display the Emergency Messages. The Main Graphics and Snype layers remain free for you to use for any purpose that you see fit.
The system uses Crawl Page Templates to create the Emergency Alert Crawl messages. The Crawl Page Template specifies how the Emergency Message text will appear when it is displayed. This includes things like, Typeface, Text Size, Text Color, Background Color, and Edges. Any attribute that can be assigned to a character in the Graphic Composer can be assigned to the Emergency Message Text.
Available as software only, or as a Turnkey unit built into a 1U Rack mount
system with an HD Capable video Input/Output card, and GPI Interface.
Includes all of the software mentioned above pre-installed in a
1 Unit Rackmount computer with an HD Capable video Input/Output card,
and a Broadcast Tools GPI Interface.