Best Practices for Implementing Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) based Alerts for Consumer Electronics Devices
This document provides recommended practices, independent of delivery method, for CAP-encoded
data usage among various consumer electronics devices that process CAP-encoded data. The
document includes guidelines for filtering and device response.
The document does not address the usage of CAP-encoded data that is converted by the delivering
source into its regular (native) format, as it may be perceived by the devices as regular format
This bulletin focuses on the device behavior associated with the receipt and processing of the alert
messages on compliant devices.
R6 Portable Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee
October 01, 2011
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Common Alerting Protocol, CAP