Standalone Emergency Alerting CAP Player

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OBPlayer can be set up as a standalone CAP alert broadcaster. Install OBPlayer in-line with your broadcast audio\video chain and it will automatically interrupt the regular broadcast when it receives a valid CAP-CP formated alert.

Start OBPlayer and login to Dashboard

Sync/Media Tab

Uncheck 'Enable Scheduler', and 'Enable Fallback Media Player'. This disables all other media settings.

Audio/Visualizations Tab

Audio Output "Auto Detect" Defaults to Pulse audio

Audio Input "Auto Detect" Defaults to Pulse audio

Only change these audio settings if you know what you are doing.

Video/Image Tab

Leave this unchecked when using in a radio\audio application

Emergency Alerts Tab

Enable Emergency Alerts

Select Primary and Secondary languages in order preference with accompanying language voice. Use a voice starting with 'mb-' if mbrola voices are installed.

Enter SGC code for your region. Obtain your SGC code here. More than one SGC can be entered, separated by commas.

Alert Repeat Duration = Default 2 minutes.

NAAD Streams. Enter in 2 of your Countries NAAD Streams and Archive URL

Play Moderate and Advisory Alerts. Check if you want these to play. Default = No

Play Test Alerts. Enable this for playing test alerts. Default = No Normally the play test messages option is for playing messages marked as Test, which normally shouldn't be played to the public. The test messages for public distribution do not have the status value "Test". They are like normal alerts

On board CAP Alert Testing

3 Modes of testing are available

Simple Test. Generates an internal CAP-CP formated message and plays using TTS

Embedded Audio Test. Generates an internal CAP-CP message and plays a supplied MP3 file instead of TTS.

External Audio Test. Generates an internal CAP-CP alert message, fetches and plays a test MP3 file from Pelmorex.

NOTE English is presently the only supported language for on board testing

Configuring Audio Line In

Status Tab VU Meter shows levels of line in source signal

When using USB/XLR adapter, disable on board audio from BIOS. In LS device, there is not option to disable in BIOS. Go to Pulse Audio Settings>Configuration On board audio = "Off"