Trust the experts who have been providing the broadcast industry with emergency alerting equipment for over 35 years!
Gorman-Redlich Manufacturing Company was launched in early 1972 by Jim Gorman (MSEE 1971). The young company had its roots in the
aviation industry when they began building and selling crystal oscillators for aircraft navigation and communication equipment.
In 1979, the company entered the broadcast equipment industry with their latest product, a weather radio receiver, and continued
in that industry with the 1981 release of their antenna monitor products.
Over time, the product offerings from Gorman-Redlich expanded further into the emergency alerting industry; first with Emergency
Broadcast System (EBS) equipment and, later, with the newer Emergency Alert System (EAS) equipment in 1996. Over the years, Gorman-Redlich
has offered affordable equipment for all branches of the broadcast industry including AM and FM radio as well as television. The company
stands behind their equipment, continuing to support equipment already in the field rather than forcing broadcasters to purchase newer
versions, often with unwanted features.
The company has now paired with Donald Walker, founder of Walker Consulting Solutions, to move Gorman-Redlich's line of
emergency alerting equipment into the new era with next generation alerting equipment. The Common Alerting Protocol system seeks
to add redundancy and reliablity to the emergency alerting network by delivering alert information directly to each radio station
via the internet. Gorman-Redlich's latest offering, the CAP-DEC 1 CAP-to-EAS converter, consumes messages of this new format
and translates them into familiar EAS alerts. Work is also underway on an EAS encoder/decoder with integrated CAP support.