UNC-TV Utilizes Next Gen TV to Aid First Responders

UNC-TV won the PILOT Innovation Challenge in 2017 for their system that utilizes ATSC 3 to alert first responders of an emergency, and on May 17 they completed the first successful test of their system, broadcasting an emergency announcement from a 911 dispatch center via the ATSC 3 system. ...in emergency situations, a matter of seconds can be the difference between life and death. I spoke with Fred Engel, the senior director of technology at UNC-TV,  at NAB Show 2018. He gave a powerful example of how important this system is. He used a recording of an actual dispatch call for a fire in St Louis and showed a video of a fire taking hold in a small room. [...]