08.22.2008 12:00 AM
OMVC Pledges to Help ATSC With Mobile Testing
The Open Mobile Video Coalition said it is support of the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s mobile/handheld standard-setting process.

The proposed support includes corroborative testing of the M/H physical layer; independent verification of the candidate standard; complete system validation; and on-air facility and interoperability testing, all of which could facilitate the standard-setting process.

OMVC promised “the funding, participation and manpower” of its members, but gave few details and declined to designate a specific amount of funding.

The OMVC participated in the collaborative Independent Demonstration of Viability (IDOV) this spring that provided data to ATSC on the competing mobile technologies.

“This is a natural follow-on to the successful IDOV work,” said Anne Schelle, OMVC executive director. “This moves beyond testing of the baseline physical layer to embrace end-to-end tests. Comprehensive test and evaluation is vital to maintaining our strong support from broadcasters and affiliated industry stakeholders.”

In May, OMVC announced its support for the MPH (mobile/pedestrian/handheld) standard being developed by Harris Corp. and LG Electronics, combined with elements of a standard proposed by Samsung and Rohde & Schwarz.

OMVC includes 20 members, owning about 450 television stations, plus the Association of Public Television Stations, which represents about 350 more.

The ATSC has said it could have a candidate standard approved this fall and a final standard sometime in 2009.


Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB

Sue Sillitoe, White Noise PR /   Monday 10:45 AM
100 Free DPA Microphones – How Do You Wear Yours?

 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology