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Best Practices for Implementing Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) based Alerts for Consumer Electronics Devices
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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 content. This bulletin focuses on the device behavior associated with the receipt and processing of the alert messages on compliant devices.
Committe Name:
R6 Portable Handheld and In-Vehicle Electronics Committee
Publication Date:
October 01, 2011
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Common Alerting Protocol, CAP


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