The Group is a broad coalition of equipment, software
and service providers to the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
Why are we doing this?
The Group has been established in response to:
A perceived need among EAS industry
participants for interoperability among advanced
Emergency Alert System (EAS) capabilities in the
United States, equipment and services that will
map Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) emergency
messages into the legacy EAS protocol.
A decision by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) to maintain EAS and have all
U.S. EAS participants adopt an ability to
receive messages using the Common Alerting
Protocol (CAP) within 180 days after the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) formally
adopts CAP 1.1 as a standard for EAS.
The need to establish a community and
stakeholder process for CAP for the needs of EAS
industry participants, including vendors,
service providers and broadcasters, cablecasters,
wireless cable systems, and satellite program
What is our purpose?
The specific purposes for which ECIG is
formed are to:
(a) promote the development, use and
understanding of advanced CAP-based
Emergency Alert System capabilities;
(b) provide a focal point for
communicating advanced CAP-based EAS systems
to the market; and
(c) influence the evolution of CAP-based
EAS systems into the future.
ECIG Mission Statement
Using the best available information, the EAS-CAP
Industry Group will collaborate to seek agreement on a
voluntary profile for the interoperability of advanced
emergency alert system (EAS) capabilities in the United
States using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP).
Specifically, the Industry Group is collaborating to
coordinate interoperability data standards among
Emergency Alert System equipment, software and service
providers. Further, the Industry Group may provide
recommendations to U.S. governmental agencies and
industry associations on the use of CAP for EAS
The EAS-CAP Industry Group’s intention is to offer an
interoperable EAS CAP data profile that is a freely
available resource for EAS participants, equipment,
software and service providers, to the benefit of public
alert and warning capabilities throughout the United
States. It is the intention of the Industry Group that
any work product of the group be free of copyright and
intellectual property constraints.