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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Moreover, using a digital signage network will enable schools and universities to manage their emergency broadcast system, mobile TVs, information systems and interactive kiosks from a single location.
2:9, relating to the establishment of a first warning notification and emergency broadcast system at every public institution of higher education.
The original alert system was instated by President Harry Truman in the 1950s, and required weekly tests that intoned "This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.
Part of the proceeds will be used to procure communication equipment, solar system equipment, emergency broadcast system and spares for the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).
Tunnel officials also can send messages to drivers through an emergency broadcast system.
The EAS, once called the Emergency Broadcast System and created to warn Americans of an impending nuclear attack, sends out a tone over radio airwaves, alerting the public that a child has been taken.
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.
Part of the funds will be used to procure 2-way communication equipment, solar system equipment, emergency broadcast system and spares for NEMO.
The European Union has launched cell broadcast, and South Korea became the first Asian country to turn on a nationwide cellular emergency broadcast system.
Since 1970, the company has supplied more than 70% of the Emergency Broadcast Systems used by the American broadcasting industry.
NEC will provide to the Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery consists of telecommunications systems, including VoIP phone and wired/wireless in-plant LAN systems, and security systems such as video surveillance, access management and emergency broadcast systems.
The systems that NEC will provide to the Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery consists of telecommunications systems, including VoIP phone and wired/wireless in-plant LAN systems, and security systems such as video surveillance, access management and emergency broadcast systems.