An innovative leader in the emergency messaging market for over 20 years, Digital Alert Systems continues its reputation for excellence and innovation by introducing the DASDEC-III, the latest generation of emergency messaging technology. Chock full of powerful features for a wide range of applications, the DASDEC-III covers current requirements and is designed to handle future needs with easy software upgrades in a flexible, proven hardware package and a host of communication interfaces and standards.
The DASDEC-III from Digital Alert Systems is the next generation of emergency messaging technology, ready to carry emergency messaging well into the 21st century.
The DASDEC-III improves upon the many features that propelled the previous models to the forefront of EAS encoder/decoder market. Features like small single box design, integrated receivers, advanced hardware interfaces, simple software upgrades, and robust information exchange protocols managed through a web interface. Proving Digital Alert Systems’ innovative leadership, the The DASDEC-III offers a world of possibilities. Customers can choose from two base hardware models and customize the ultimate solution to fit their requirements.
Analog stereo audio program switching is standard on both models, and a secondary AES digital audio signal path with the DAS3-AES is also an option. In addition, both analog and digital signal paths incorporate fail-safe bypass relays to eliminate off-air worries in the event of power failure.
The DASDEC-III adopts a different video standard using an HDMI output capable of displaying a full-screen message up to 4K with audio, making it a perfect complement to various digital signage applications.
The DASDEC-III supports the broadest range of physical connections and interface protocols in the industry — whether simple GPI/O, basic serial, USB, or IP-networking. While the DAS3-EL is limited, the DAS3-EX adds three expansion ports — one for more monitoring audio inputs, and the other two accept a wide range of available audio, GPIO, and network options.
For digital streaming, there are optional MPEG2 and MPEG-DASH encoders capable of creating transport streams for direct insertion into digital broadcast or cable distribution systems or providing alert video and audio into a content delivery network (CDN). Powerful options that save the cost and wiring of external encoders or transcoding systems.
– Unified platform for all applications: broadcast TV, CATV, IPTV, radio, industrial, emergency management/public safety
– Two models provide flexible, cost-effective solutions to any application
– Modular digital audio and multiple networking options
– Multiple software options for easy in-field upgrades
– Program audio features RJ-45 connectors for simple wiring using CAT5/6 cabling
– High definition video option using HDMI output with embedded message audio
Besides offering AES as a module, the DASDEC-III introduces RJ-45 style audio connectors replacing bulking and expensive XLRs or difficult to patch terminal strips. The new audio connectors allow simple CAT5/6 wiring with many of the latest audio consoles and devices, following a standard wiring configuration so customers can purchase any number of adaptors (available separately) or craft their own.
The DAS3-EL and DAS3-EX support the optional integrated tri-band (AM/FM/WX) monitoring receivers. For example, adding the DAS3-2RADIO license activates two (2) receivers on the DAS3-EL, and with the DAS3-3RADIO option, three (3) receivers and a fourth baseband monitoring audio input on the DAS3-EX. These options can be activated in the field, no longer requiring a factory retrofit.
Additionally, DASDEC-III supports Digital Alert Systems’ exclusive EAS-Net™ option, the de facto protocol standard for IP interfacing. Adopted by more than 50 companies with 90+ products, including various character generators, media keyers, video servers, and encoding platforms, EAS-Net creates a powerful and straightforward way to communicate messages over an IP network. With more companies joining the EAS-Net bandwagon every year, it’s good to have a DASDEC on the team.
Both DASDEC-III models feature an enhanced front panel display offering more information with its four-line display. In addition, the added button panel provides activation, configuration, and control functions in the future.
Monitoring Audio Inputs: Two (2) monaural EAS monitoring inputs
(Optional – Internal Monitoring Receivers): DAS3-2RADIO Integrated Dual Tri-Band (AM/FM/WX) radio receivers.
Tunable frequencies: AM 520 kHz to 1720 kHz FM 76 MHz to 108 MHz WX162.4 MHz to 162.55 MHzInput 50Ω –“F” type connector
Monitoring Audio Expansion: N/A
Analog Input / Output : Balanced 600Ω stereo audio input – fail-safe bypass relay. Connector: RJ-45 in/out following StudioHub™ wiring standard*
Digital Input – (Optional DAS3-AES): Balanced 110Ω AES/EBU digital audio input Connector: RJ-45 in/out following StudioHub wiring standard
Digital Output – (Optional DAS3-AES): Balanced 110Ω AES/EBU digital audio synced to incoming sample rate, or 48 kHz without reference input Connector: RJ-45 in/out following StudioHub wiring standard
Auxiliary Audio Output: N/A
LAN Interface: TCP/IP Ethernet: One (1) 10/100/1G BASE-T Default Address: 192.168.0.200. Connector: RJ45 Green link & amber data indicators
(Optional network additions): USB-1NICGIG External single port adaptor USB-RJ45Connector: USB-RJ45
Video Output – Full-screen Slate (Optional Video Output License Key): VGA: Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1200 @60Hz Connector: DB-15HDMI 1.4: Maximum resolution: 4096x 2160 @30Hz Connector: Type A: HDMI output includes alert audio
General Purpose Inputs/Outputs: Two (2) software-defined inputsTwo (2) software-defined outputs rated 2A @30VDC Connector: 7-pin detachable terminal strip
Serial Port: One (1) RS232 data 9 pin “D” connector Optional USB/4RS232 adds four additional RS-232 ports (5 max.)
USB ports: Two (2) USB V2.0/1.1 Connector: type A socketsTwo (2) USB V3.1 Connector: type A sockets
Local Control Ports: Keyboard/Mouse Connector: PS-2 type socket
Front Panel Display Status lamps – Green, Yellow, Red: Monochrome backlit LCD matrix display. Four rows of 20 characters
Expansion Port: (DAS3-EX only) : N/A
Dimensions / Weight: 19” W x 12” D x 3.5” H (48.2 cm W x 30.4 cm D x 8.9 cm H) 2RU EIA rackmount | 15 lbs. (6.8 Kgs)
Compliance: FCC Part 11 Certification ID: R8VG3DAS01, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Testing – Passed, FEMA Conformity Assessment: IPAWS Message Producer & IPAWS Message Consumer