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ENcastTM Emergency Notification Broadcast System
Broadcast Text-Based Alert Messages Automatically

Compliant Emergency Notification Systems:
  • Omnilert/E2Campus
  • Rave Mobile Security
  • AlertUs
  • ATI Giantvoice
  • Any IPAWS Post (Note: periodic changes in the FEMA IPAWS system might require updates in ENcast firmware at the expense of the owner.
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How can you utilize your existing text-based emergency notification system to inform area motorists and patrons who are not in a position to receive text and email? Indeed, how do you reach out to the larger community – those not registered to receive your emergency alert messages – to tell them to take action?

This is ENcast’s unique mission.

ENcast is a means of linking an existing text-based notification system, via Information Radio technology, to populations not previously accessible. All in one motion.
Reach Motorists (Mouse over to see note.) Given real-time information, motorists may be in the unique position to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement while a situation is unfolding.
Unable to gain access to portable electronic devices while driving, motorists have an undeniable vulnerability. They may unknowingly arrive at a facility with an active emergency in progress, putting themselves and others at risk. Motorists can require detailed instructions on how to evacuate the vicinity of an incident, critical details in the aftermath: road closures, where to assemble, locations of assistance.
Reach the Unregistered
These are individuals who have not asked to receive notifications by telephone, email, text or other electronic means. They might be people in the local area who do not have connectivity, or they might be visitors, vendors or travelers who otherwise have no means of knowing that an incident is in progress. ENcast allows anyone with a radio receiver the opportunity to hear the message instantly. ENcast enables you to reach these unserved groups automatically as an extension of your existing emergency notification system. (Mouse over to see note.) Existing emergency notification systems must post messages in CAP (v1.2), EAS or ATOM protocols to interface with ENCAST. ENcast is approved to interface with IPAWS and NOAA as well as many compliant on-premise notification systems and is capable of monitoring multiple sources simultaneously. Verify compatibility with us before ordering.

Broadcast 24/7 within 25-75 Square Miles
ENcast monitors your existing notification system 24 hours a day and automatically transforms text-based alert messages into spoken words as soon as they are issued. The alert messages then are broadcast and continuously repeated via information radio stations (linked below) across an area as large as 5 miles in radius (25-75 square miles), where they may be received on standard radio receivers. (Mouse over to see note.) Licensed information radio stations such as ALERT AM or The Information Station have a range of up to 5 miles around an antenna centerpoint. ENcast also can work in conjunction with unlicensed stations such as InfOspot, which have a coverage radius limited to ¼ mile for parking lot and local street coverage.

Broadcasts Continue During Power Outages
An Information Radio Station with ENcast technology operates on battery power – as do most radio receivers. That means when power is down, the communication linkage stays up.

Set Beacon Signs to Flash & Ask Listeners to Tune In
Flashing-beacon street signs (linked below) are activated that direct drivers’ attention to the radio frequency and the emergency messages. Powered by the sun, the flashing beacons may be triggered by multiple wireless methods, including SMS, generated by the emergency notification system. The same alert notification that is sent to smartphones, email accounts and electronic signs also directs recipients to tune to the special frequency for additional information. (Mouse over to see note.) In certain applications, the text on the signs can be crafted to direct motorists to take a specific action when beacons begin to flash – even without the presence of the radio signal (e.g.: “Do not enter this area when flashing,” etc.).
Broadcast More than Text-Based Alerts
The type and quantity of information you might need to put before the public is often more than can be contained within the constraints of text-based methodologies. Once the initial alert message has completed its broadcast cycle, your information radio station is in position to step in to provide more complete details about the incident, including directions to the public regarding actions they should take. The radio station has the capability of hosting a library of thousands of scenario-based messages. New messages may be recorded to update the public as the situation changes.

ENcast can monitor not only your notification system but also sources, such as the NOAA/National Weather Service server, to pull in weather and 'All Hazard' alerts to broadcast them immediately.
(Mouse over to see note.) Existing emergency notification systems must post messages in CAP (v1.2), EAS or ATOM protocols to interface with ENCAST. ENcast is approved to interface with IPAWS and NOAA as well as many compliant on-premise notification systems and is capable of monitoring multiple sources simultaneously. Verify compatibility with us before ordering.
Transmit Human-Voice Instructions during Crises
Here is the medium of radio at its best – delivering the detail and context – all with the human touch so important in a calamity. The spoken word provides a unique means of communicating clearly and dispassionately to those most affected by emergencies, at precisely the time when calm, thoughtful action is required. Spoken instructions allow motorists to absorb complicated driving directions and other instructions efficiently and without distraction at the height of a crisis.
On Regular Days
The Information Radio Station can broadcast travel-related and safety advisories 24/7, 365 days a year to keep people acquainted with the radio station’s dial position. In the background ENcast continuously monitors alert messages and will interrupt normal programming when they are issued. (Mouse over to see note.) Existing emergency notification systems must post messages in CAP (v1.2), EAS or ATOM protocols to interface with ENCAST. ENcast is approved to interface with IPAWS and NOAA as well as many compliant on-premise notification systems and is capable of monitoring multiple sources simultaneously. Verify compatibility with us before ordering.

ENcast Technology may be part of any Information Radio Station – new or existing – transforming it into an avenue to reach the unregistered and motorists in transit; a conduit for critical information in a crisis.
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