The Sage Digital ENDEC uses an Internet connection to allow remote, secure activation, system monitoring and uploading of software releases and redundancy. Its network centric design allows logging, printouts and control and automation interface via a network or Internet connection. The new Sage Digital ENDEC has text to speech capabilities and will be fully compliant with the FEMA specified CAP 1.1 standard.
The Sage Digital ENDEC's design, features, cost efficiency, and performance in serving radio broadcast users was highlighted by its receipt of the Radio World "Cool Stuff" Award, presented at the 2009 NAB Show.
The Sage Digital ENDEC was designed for single or clustered analog and HD radio stations as well as analog and HDTV facilities. It is perfect for single or consolidated cable head ends and will interface to virtually all character generators. In public safety, the new Sage Digital ENDEC will allow a single town or village to activate its local media and other communications outlets such as cell towers, PDAs and the like. It will also support large State command centers to enable Governors to directly access EAS.
New Hardware Features
10/100 Base-T LAN support.
2 USB connectors for printers, additional serial ports, future expansion.
Four new GPIO inputs and one additional contact closure for expanded control.
AES/EBU Digital Audio Interrupt with active switching.
64 MByte onboard storage for log files.
Optional USB memory stick(s) for up to 8 GB long term storage of alert audio.
Totally solid state memory storage for reliable operation – no hard drive.
New Software Features
Web-Based control – all settings and functions can be performed from anywhere on the internet, including initiating or forwarding alerts, and changing configuration.
Several layers of security are provided, HTTPS/SSL is used to encrypt all access.
Software is stored in FLASH and is updatable via the LAN or the USB interface.
Text and audio logs are available via the web interface page.
Alert audio for a pending alert to relay can be previewed via the web interface using streamed audio.
Any of the audio monitor inputs can be streamed to the web interface.
The Digital ENDEC can trigger the relay of an alert, or the generation of Weekly Test or any other alert, via interface to common station automation programs on the serial port, via the LAN, or its GPIO interfaces.
Optional Text to Speech support locally generates audio based on the expanded text message available with the CAP protocol.
The ENDEC can optionally send email when important events occur, such as sending and receive alerts, loss of input on a monitor receiver, etc.
The ENDEC can send status files to your FTP server for automatic logging.
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