- "By early 2007, XM is planning to provide in its second-generation XM2Go receivers (such as the Pioneer Inno and Samsung Helix) the ability to enable subscribers to choose to be alerted when a state or local EAS alert is being transmitted over an Instant Traffic, Weather & Alert channel." It will use the tune select feature.
- XM is still working on crank and battery powered receivers.
- XM is currently working with FEMA to upgrade the EAS distribution structure. By the end of 2006/early 2007, XM plans to provide a "communications vehicle" for Presidental Level EAS messsages to XM customized receivers at approximately 100 sites.
- "XM also envisions becoming a primary backbone for delivery of the Presidential Level EAS message, not just to the PEPs, but to all participants in the EAS."
Sounds like XM is really stepping up to the plate on public safety.
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