Digital Alert Systems, known for its emergency communications products used by broadcast media, has brought to market a “Version 5.1” software update for its DASDEC and One-Net platforms.
This is the first time the Version 5 software series, with its new UI and upgraded operating system, has been available for older DASDEC-II and One-Net SE units in the field. “Version 5.1 is a big leap forward for all compatible DASDEC and One-Net devices and furthers the company’s commitment to providing the best flexible emergency messaging platform available,” the company says.
Version 5.1 is the result of Digital Alert Systems’ continuing effort to improve the user experience, increase the security of the overall architecture, and provide Version 5-series software for all compatible DASDEC-II and One-Net models, DAS, owned by Monroe Electronics, notes. Version 5 was previously only available in the DASDEC-III device, the DASDEC flexible emergency messaging platform.
“Version 5.1 builds on the new, fresher user interface introduced in Version 5 and showcased in the DASDEC-III device,” the company says. “Customers coming from previous versions will be pleased with the visual clarity in this new release. Version 5.1 also proves the reliability of the company’s secure download server and is a stepping stone to the forthcoming Version 5.2 release, which will include all the new FCC changes mandated in December 2022.”
Bill Robertson, VP of Business Development at Digital Alert Systems, comments, “There’s also a more powerful, more stable, and updated operating system for even greater security. We’re laying the groundwork to accommodate all the latest FCC mandates — new capabilities that will be available for free to all Version 5-series customers with our Version 5.2 release coming soon.”
Version 5.1 will be available in mid-May. This software update is free to all customers who are either actively enrolled in the Digital Alert Systems’ Software Assurance Plan, have purchased a new DASDEC, or recently took advantage of the company’s UP•TRADE program. Costs for other users depend on hardware compatibility and the age of their current system.
Version 5.1 requires a DASDEC or One-Net unit with a 64-bit processor in order to install and operate the latest code. All units shipped since 2016 have a 32-/64-bit processor, so owners of those devices can simply install Version 5.1 using Digital Alert Systems’ secure field upgrade server. Once on Version 5.1, all in-version upgrades are available at no charge.