Monroe Electronics Helps Canadians Access Emergency Alerts

Peterborough, Ontario and Lyndonville, New York — March 7, 2014 — Capella Telecommunications Inc., a leading Canadian distributor of voice, video and data systems announced today that Rogers Communications Inc., one of Canada’s largest providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telecoms, has chosen the Monroe Electronics messaging platform to provide emergency public alerts in select markets across Canada. Monroe’s OneNet filters and forwards targeted alerts from Canadian authorities, enabling customers in affected regions to receive emergency alerts and instructions, in visual and audio formats, and in multiple languages. Capella is the exclusive distributor for Monroe-Electronics emergency messaging platforms in Canada for cable TV, broadcast TV and radio operations.

Monroe’s One-Net provides customers with access to emergency alerts and information from Canada’s National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination (NAAD) System with full support for Canada’s unique Common Alerting Protocol messaging profile (CAP-CP).

“This is an important step in the process of providing emergency public alerts for our customers. We believe it’s vital that all carriers put the necessary infrastructure in place to deliver targeted alerts from Canadian authorities,” said Eric Bruno, VP, Video Product Management, Marketing, Rogers Communications.

“In keeping with Capella’s strategy of introducing leading-edge products into the Canadian market, we are pleased that Rogers has selected Monroe for its public alerting platform,” said Capella president Norm Slater. “Monroe is a leader in alerting technology and its One-Net offering is a key part of its product portfolio. Monroe’s emergency alert solutions fully support the Canadian Common Alerting Protocol format (CAP-CP) and is compliant with the recommended Canadian Common Look and Feel (CLF) operating parameters for emergency alerts.”

“Monroe is pleased to be able to provide our advanced R189 One-Net emergency messaging platform to help Rogers achieve its public alerting objectives, which will ultimately help enhance the safety of the Canadian communities that Rogers serves,” said Ed Czarnecki, Senior Director, Strategy and Development at Monroe Electronics. “Monroe maintains a strong commitment to fielding the most advanced and powerful alerting solutions for cable, TV and radio operations, and to support these initiatives across Canada.”

About Monroe Electronics
Monroe Electronics is a leading manufacturer of next-generation emergency alert management solutions for the cable television, broadcasting, and public safety industries. Providing customers with superior solutions for over 50 years, Monroe Electronics offers a complete line of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) solutions that are the widely accepted standard for CATV operators. Our Digital Alert Systems subsidiary is a leader in providing proven emergency alert management solutions to the broadcast radio and television markets. Both Monroe Electronics (www.monroe-electronics.com) is based in Lyndonville, N.Y., and delivers solutions through a worldwide network of distributors and representatives.

About Capella Telecommunications
Capella is a Value Added Reseller providing the Canadian telecommunications industry and utilities with support services and products from world-leading manufacturers since 1993. Its focus on customer service and tailoring products to meet customers’ specific needs has made Capella a leader in the communications industry. Capella stocks a full line of leading edge equipment for fully integrated video, voice and data solutions.

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