easYou may have heard that changes are coming to the EAS system.
Some time soon…
Any day now…
[sound of crickets]

Truth is, the rules haven’t been written yet. The EAS equipment manfacturers have evaluated the various proposals being considered, taken their best guess as to what will be required, and made up products that will be able to meet the need. But they can’t finish the products until the rules have been finalized. Everybody’s just waiting for FEMA to give the word.

The EAS equipment in your station may be ready for replacement now, and you can’t wait for the new rules. Now what?

The new products will operate under the present EAS structure now, and can be easily upgraded in the field to comply with the new requirements when they are released. So there is no need to keep a non-working unit in service (and risk a fine) while waiting.

BSW currently offers EAS products by TFT, Digital Alert Systems, Sage, and Gorman-Redlich.

If you’d like to keep up on the evolution of the new rules, here is a link to a page on the SBE website that discusses where it’s been, and where it’s headed. The “CAP Roadmap” from the SBE site gives a detailed look at the proposal submitted to FEMA.

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