Intervention, observation ou réponse de l'intimé / Intervention, comment or answer by respondent
Date reçu / Date Arrived: 2017-11-16
Numéro de processus public / Public Process Number: 2017-365
Numéro d'intervention / Intervention Number: 11048
Demande(s) / Application(s): 2017-0586-5
Cas / Case: 252803
Demande à comparaître à l'audience publique / Request to appear at the public hearing: Non/No
Intimé / Respondent: Non/No
Commentaire / Comment
We support the licence renewal for The Weather Network/MétéoMédia
business creates open source software to run radio and TV playout
systems, in use across Canada in all broadcast sectors. A core service
we provide is in Emergency Alerting, especially in smaller remote
communities and in third party languages. At present, we are the only
Canadian company manufacturing Emergency alerting systems for broadcast
that works with the Pelmorex system. We have provided our intellectual
property and source code into the public domain for stations to use free
of charges as well as providing turnkey supported systems.
in 2012 the Yukon Government’s Emergency Measures Organization did a
pilot project up in the Yukon with CFET Radio, the first commercial FM
station in Tagish to evaluate the Pelmorex emergency alerting systems.
At that time, we were the 3rd installation in Canada and the first north
of 60 to use this CAP based system using KU band satellite.
then, we went on to replicate the proprietary US based CAP alerting
systems into open source software with the support of the Yukon Research
Centre and with direct encouragement from Pelmorex. Pelmorex did not
give us any unfair advantage or any special inside information. They
did host our company and representatives several times at the Oakville
offices and provided us with documentation to help guide our
We both understand the importance of unified
communications and were able to work together towards furthering the
objectives of Canadian alerting, especially in northern communities.
We were able to create our solution just by looking at the CLFG
documents that they issue, the technical blue prints, which shows that
the model would allow anyone to participate. The CLFG documentation was
so concise and complete that we were able to create our Emergency
Alerting Player without having to ask Pelmorex a single question.
later assisted our company, by providing a dedicated weather feed of
icons and forecasts for us to use as a demonstration of automatic visual
weather information with emergency alerts as an overlay.
The Weather Network/MétéoMédia all the best and look forward to
collaborating on future innovative projects that benefit Canada.
Copie envoyée au demandeur et à tout autre intimé si applicable / Copy sent to applicant and to any respondent if applicable: Oui/Yes
Information du client / Client information
Nom / Name: Rob Hopkins
Titre / Title: President
Au nom de la compagnie / On behalf of company: OpenBroadcaster Inc.
Adresse courriel / E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adresse postale / Address: Box 87, Tagish, YT, Canada
Code postal / Postal code: Y0B 1T0
Téléphone / Telephone: 867-667-6397
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