Automated EAS and NWS emergency alerts

In the wake of all the extreme weather events recently we thought it would be a good idea to make our alert system a little more robust. We have always had support for manually triggered alerts, but the likelihood of anybody taking the time to initiate an alert when a tornado is bearing down on them is next to nil. For this reason we've done some work to integrate seamlessly with the national EAS (Emergency Alert System) and NWS (National Weather Service) to automate the alerting process in the event of a severe and immediate emergency. This means that when a warning is issued for your area your digital signage will automatically switch over to a highly visible 'alert mode' which has warning details along with an alert tone. The warning details include the type of alert along with the full text of the warning message. When the warning has expired your signage will resume playing your 'regularly scheduled programming'.

Enable automated alerts for your account on the Account > Tools > Configure Automated Alerts page, or just click here. We strongly encourage enabling this feature as a service to your viewers!

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  1. Is there a comprehensive list that I can send to my customers so they can choose the alerts they want? Are the alerts system wide or can I pick and choose different alerts on different players?

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  2. Hi Burney, the automated alerts are configured per account. However, manual alerts can be delivered to specific devices with your own custom message. You can view the list of alerts in the management console at Account > Tools > Configure Alerts.

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