Louisiana Educational Television Authority (LETA) has recently completed a $1.5 million dollar installation of a new emergency back-up generator and building-wide rotational inertia UPS and electrical upgrade at the LPB Broadcast Operations Centre Teleplex.
In addition, LETA has completed a $100,000 dollar installation of new emergency back-up generators at the Monroe and Lafayette transmitter sites, and the acquisition of a Satellite Uplink Truck to complement our state-wide fibre optic connection and our satellite transponder.
LETA has for its use for emergency communications the following:
Fibre connection from the State Capitol to its Broadcast Operations Centre operated 24x7, 365 days of the year.
Fibre connection from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
Live press conference capabilities from each location.
LETA owns a satellite truck and our own transponder on SES 2 Transponder 5 for mobile uplinks.
LETA has entered into a contract with GOHSEP for services.
Fibre or satellite to national media using VYVX first video two way fibre.
As a state agency, LETA works closely with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) during all emergency situations. This is especially the case during the hurricane season, as we are in a high impact area being a Gulf state. We have produced public awareness promotional spots for television and radio audiences.