emergency broadcast system


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emergency broadcast system

[ə′mər·jən·sē ′brȯd‚kast ‚sis·təm]
(communications)
A system of broadcast stations and interconnecting facilities authorized by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to operate in a controlled manner during a war, threat of war, state of public peril or disaster, or other national emergency.
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Created in 1963 at the height of the Cold War, the Emergency Broadcast System changed its name in the 1990s to the Emergency Alert System, since it now incorporates cable and satellite systems as well as radio and broadcast television stations.
the media management system should include, but is not limited to the following: broadcast/ cable/satellite/digital channels in hd, locally originated programming which can be stored and shown on demand, online/streaming educational programing available on demand, an emergency broadcast system that allows central office to reach the entire school if necessary, capability for independent classroom control of programs, without assistance for computer to show dvd, ability to play and change music over the pubic address (pa) system (e.
Previously, local agencies relied on warning sirens, the radio- and television-based Emergency Broadcast System and door-to-door warnings in case of emergency, said Lane County Sheriff Jan Clements.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department sent out information over the emergency broadcast system, telling residents to call the Fillmore Police Department directly in case of an emergency, said sheriff's spokesman Eric Nishimoto.
In the current environment the Secure Channel Emergency Broadcast system developed by SMO and its partners has garnered significant interest recently and the company is focused on moving that technology into a worldwide sales effort.
The first semester is mostly didactic - the broadcast tower, the Emergency Broadcast System.
The SMO fail-safe Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) gives clear directions for a calm evacuation of public areas as specified in pre-programmed scenarios and are controlled by security personnel.
Oilers (-3) at Saints: To nobody's surprise, Emergency Broadcast System was pumped into Oilers Coach Jeff Fisher's headset during final minute of Seahawks game.
Additionally, the municipality plans to launch a system whereby employees will receive Emergency Broadcast System alerts of weather developments or terrorist threats via both telephone and computer.
Through AMBER, law enforcement can activate the emergency broadcast system in each state to help locate children who have been abducted.
The building emergency broadcast system allows each management office within commercial office building clients to broadcast emergency information to tenants at their desktop using the eTSR(TM) system.