The Technology to Meet EAS Requirements
The MIP-921 (Multiple Input Processor) has been specifically designed by HollyAnne Corporation to meet the
Federal Communications Commission's mandate for cable television system compliance with the new Emergency
Alert System rules. HollyAnne Corporation's 15 plus years of experience in the emergency warning industry has made it an
acknowledged leader in the cable television warning field. The MIP-921's designer collaborated with the National Weather
Service in the development of the Specific Area Message Encoding system (SAME). The SAME system was the precursor
of and is completely compatible with the new digital EAS protocol. HollyAnne Corporation and its distributors offer the
knowledge and experience to ensure the most appropriate solution to your system's needs.
The Capabilities for National and Local Alerting
The MIP-921 receives both national and local messaging via two internal AM, FM and/or weather band radios.
It also can receive emergency messages via its telephone modem. The MIP-921 incorporates the required EAS encoder
and decoder. It responds to the National Weather Service's digital SAME protocol as well as the mandated EAS digital format.
Multiple inputs from the two internal radios, a telephone interface, and inputs for 2 external radios exceed the FCC's requirements
for a minimum of two alerting sources, allowing flexibility to handle additional alerting sources including
local government agencies which may be dictated by franchise requirements.
The MIP-921 is capable of completely automatic operation. Events selected by system management in advance
activate the MIP-921. These events include national warnings, weekly and monthly tests and those emergency
events deemed important by system management. Logging is done by the on-board printer. The audio portion of the message
is stored and played back by the internal digital voice storage module. A separate "Tune To" voice storage module is standard.
The MIP-921 immediately and automatically passes information to a character generator (to override video signals)
and to each modulator's I.F. interface (or combining network) to override audio signals on all channels carried by the
cable system. The system is also capable of manual operation. All functions are password protected.
The Flexibility for In Home Alerting
The MIP-921 has been designed to accommodate in home alerting devices to deliver necessary information
that may be required by the FCC, via a 52 MHZ carrier. These in home devices feature contact closures to activate
tactile signaling devices such as strobes and pillow shakers.