Built for today’s broadcaster. Ready for tomorrow’s. The DASDEC-II improves on the features that propelled the original DASDEC to the forefront of EAS Encoder/Decoder market since its introduction. Features like its small single box design -available with integrated receivers, advanced hardware interfaces for easy adaptability to ever-evolving technology changes, simple software upgrades without un-cabling, un-racking,opening the case, removing parts, and reassembly, and a network-centric perspective using common web browsers and leveraging common information exchange protocols. Replacing any legacy EAS encoder/decoder with a DASDEC-II is easy and provides the broadcaster substantial functional and operational improvements without requiring significant wiring changes or replacing downstream equipment. Since DASDEC-II supports the broadest range of physical connections and interface protocols in the industry – whether simple GPI/O,over serial, USB, or IP-networking – all important 3rd party products like character generator/crawl displays, master control and station automation are within the DASDEC’s control capabilities. Advancing on this proven platform DASDEC-II covers both stereo analog and digital (AES) audio switching and incorporates a fail-safe bypass to eliminate off-air worries as signals passing unimpeded in the event of power failure. Also there’s no need for alternate signal routing or switching equipment saving cabling, configuration changes and money.With it’s integrated character generator the DASDEC-II presents detailed EAS alert information on an NTSC screen. Additionally, the DASDEC interfaces to a wide range of other 3rd party character generators either serially or via an IP network. For a complete digital plant there’s an optional plug-in MPEG and AC3 encoders that create an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 elementary stream for direct insertion into digital broadcast streams saving money and complexity over any external MPEG encoder system. And the DASDEC-II is designed with the future in mind, so when the inevitable change happens you’re prepared. Starting with DASDEC-II’s dual on-board general purpose inputs and outputs (GPI/O) (2 in, 2 out) with selective FIPS/EAS message based triggering there’s a hardware expansion slot to accommodate either an 8 port GPI/O board, a dual audio input expansion for a total of 6 monitored inputs, or the MPEG output encoder. Moving outside the box DASCEC-II supports several optional network attached GPI/O modules for triggering equipment at co-located or remotely located sites.