University of New Hampshire Builds Secure Emergency Alert Network

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Diagram showing the signal flow for a Mobile Emergency Alert System

PRINCETON, N.J. — Triveni Digital announced that the University of New Hampshire, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Television and the New Hampshire Department of Safety (NH DOS), has deployed a statewide public safety datacasting service based on an integrated technology solution from Triveni Digital.

Leveraging the ATSC A/153 Mobile DTV standard, the system enables NH DOS to reliably deliver text messages and rich media content, including video files, audio, text, and graphics, to police vehicles and base stations utilizing NHPTV’s statewide network. In addition, with features supporting the new Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) specifications, the system will also be able to deliver emergency notifications as well as normal programming to a wide range of consumer mobile devices. 

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“Deploying a statewide public datacasting service for mobile devices is critical to ensuring the safety of New Hampshire citizens,” said Brian Shepperd, director of broadband services for UNH. “By partnering with Triveni Digital, we are now able to deliver secure, reliable, and feature-rich emergency alert information in real time to those who need it most.”

The solution includes Triveni Digital’s GuideBuilder PSIP metadata generator, GuideBuilder Mobile metadata generator, and Skyscraper DTV content distribution system. GuideBuilder PSIP and GuideBuilder Mobile solutions provide UNH with a unified platform for managing ATSC Mobile metadata as well as PSIP information, and have been integrated with Skyscraper for efficient content distribution. The emergency alert information is managed and delivered by NHPTV in conjunction with the New Hampshire State Police.

“As one of the first communications providers to rely on the ATSC’s new M-EAS specification, UNH is a trailblazer for broadcasting reliable emergency alert information on mobile devices,” said Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. “The state-of-the-art installation featuring industry-leading technologies will ensure that the state of New Hampshire is prepared to communicate critical information in a timely manner during natural disasters and emergency situations.”