Meeting the New FCC Mandate
In the latter part of 1994, the Federal Communications Commission issued national standards for a new Emergency
Alerting System to replace the outmoded EBS (Emergency Broadcast System) in operation for years. Under new
regulations for the first time the cable television industry must participate. The rules and regulations, while extremely
complex and detailed, can be summarized into the following categories in assessing your equipment needs.
- RF all channel audio and video override using the Idea/onics AV-70 Jr. or the
Idea/onics AV-70X series audio/video comb generator. (Simplest single wire solution.)
- IF all channel audio and video override using the Idea/onics IFV-Ba controller/modulator
and individual adjustable 12 volt channel switches (IFV-SW).
- For systems under 5000 subs only. Audio override on all channels, video interruption all channels
and audio and video messages on one channel. (Info or tune to channel.)
These systems, when used with the Idea/onics CG-1000 or Cable Envoy character generators and
HollyAnne MIP-921 encoder/decoder, also allow for a specific information channel if desired.