Trilithic is joining broadcasters, public safety agencies and other technology companies to develop and deploy the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN), which uses the capabilities enabled by the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard.
The goal of the AWARN Alliance is to create the most advanced emergency alerting system in the world.
The AWARN Alliance membership includes commercial and public broadcasters who reach 90% of US households, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Consumer Technology Association, LG Electronics, and a growing number of US and Korean technology companies and service providers.
“We are pleased to welcome Trilithic to the AWARN Alliance,” said John Lawson, executive director of the group. “In 2018, we will work to develop a standards-based, end-to-end beta solution for advanced alerting. Trilithic has deep experience with alerting technology using the Common Alerting Protocol across diverse platforms. We look forward to working with them as we develop our upgrade to America’s alerting capabilities.”
At its 16 November meeting, the Federal Communications Commission gave approval to broadcasters to begin voluntary transmission in the Next Gen TV standard, also known as ATSC 3.0.