[sbe-eas] Polygons again (was Re: Complaints about alerts)
ed.czarnecki at comcast.net
Wed Jul 14 18:13:30 EDT 2010
Rich and all - just FYI that iBiquity will be coordinating several demonstration of the HD radio alerting capability with partner radio stations in Washington DC, NJ, and elsewhere. I've been working with them on this for several months in is coming along nicely.
Rich Parker <rparker at vpr.net> wrote:
>I am probably not setup to do an actual demo - I'd need some pretty
>substantial cooperation from iBiquity (as to how to get the required EAS
>data into the digital stream) and from the GPS manufacturer to
>understand how to parse an alert and then whether to display or act upon
>it, but I can certainly forward the idea to the folks at the iBiquity
>lab for comment.
>On 7/14/2010 2:50 PM, FRANK BELL wrote:
>> Dear rp,
>> Well I suppose this serves to support the view that new features can sell
>> without any mandate. What do you think of developing a demo system to
>> demonstrate these ideas and see if the public likes them? It is also good for
>> Frank W. Bell
>> ------ Original Message ------
>> Received: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:59:44 AM EDT
>> From: Rich Parker <rparker at vpr.net>
>> To: sbe-eas at sbe.org
>> Subject: Re: [sbe-eas] Polygons again (was Re: Complaints about alerts)
>> Frank - ;) - I'm stealing Art's line since I've been mightily painted
>> with that same brush...
>> I saw a very interesting 'device' at NAB that seems to be moving things
>> in the right direction - a GPS unit with an HD receiver. Seems like the
>> perfect thing if there were a way for the unit to 'detect' the polygons
>> the driver is in and then 'select' only desired alerts to be displayed
>> (this assumes that occurs in one of the HD subchannels - but perhaps a
>> GPS with RDS capability would also work).
>> I am also 'demo'ing' a new phone with GPS (I know, I'm behind the curve
>> on that one), so ideally, wherever the phone is would determine 'what'
>> gets detected. If you start to flip that around a bit, there are phones
>> with FM radios in them, and proposals for phones with HD radio.
>> So then it isn't so much a 'technical' challenge as an
>> economic/political one. If it rose to the level of importance that HDTV
>> did, then mandating something for 'public safety' would be equally
>> effective and equally annoying...but I digress. On the dark side, I'm
>> sure there are plenty of people who would see 'opportunity' in knowing
>> where someone was at any given time - sort of like what many states
>> already do with parolees. Just being able to find my phone when it is
>> lost would be enough of a benefit for me - and I got nothing to hide
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