Travis Air Force Base Flies With Audience

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

A base Commanders Access Channel (CAC) and Emergency Alert System at Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, California, is now in operation, following World Media Net & Affiliates LLC, Alexandria, Virginia, authorized agent of Capital Networks Ltd., Markham, Ontario, being awarded the building contract.

World Media Net & Affiliates provided the Audience software platform responsible for the creation of the content, as well as the management and its scheduling.

Working with the media staff at Travis AFB, World Media Net customized a multi-zone channel design specific to the needs of the military base. The channel provides a variety of information including on-base events, welcome messages to visiting VIPs, local weather information and specifically targeted messages, depending on the current alert status of the base or military over all. In addition, military news from various sources informs viewers of breaking news and events.

A live video zone is utilized to present a combination of pre-recorded messages, PSA’s or a live video feed. Travis AFB elected to incorporate live scheduling of The Pentagon Channel, using a satellite receiver which it provided.

The new channel is broadcast to all military offices, security stations and base housing. World Media Net worked with the local cable provider to bring the signal to the base cable, providing the signal base- wide on Channel 26.

The Audience platform also provides Travis AFB the ability to simulcast the Commanders Access Channel via the Internet to the more than 14,800 active duty, reservist and civilian employees assigned there.

World Media Net installed the Commanders Access Channel & Emergency Alert System on-site and provided Audience platform training for the media department staff. Installation and training was completed in two days.

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