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ATSC, NAB Sponsor 'DTV Hot Spot' at NAB2006

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC ) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have teamed up to present "DTV Hot Spot: A Digital Paradise," a demonstration of digital television technologies at NAB2006 in Las Vegas from April 24 to 27.

The DTV Hot Spot will showcase a variety of technologies, including home networking strategies; VSB transmission system enhancements, statistical multiplexing; set-top boxes utilizing advanced coding technologies; software data download; and interactive television using the ATSC ACAP Standard.

Companies exhibiting at the DTV Hot Spot include Aircode, Axcera, DTV Innovations, HANA, Rohde & Schwarz/Samsung, Tandberg Television, UpdateLogic, USDTV, and Zenith/LG. In addition, NAB and MSTV will demonstrate high performance/low cost digital converters under development for them by Thomson and Zenith/LG.

"We are pleased to team up with ATSC to provide NAB2006 attendees with an opportunity to see new, cutting-edge DTV technologies," said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. "The ongoing advancement of standards-based technologies is extremely important to the broadcast industry."

The DTV Hot Spot will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center's South Hall Upper Lobby and will be open Monday through Wednesday, April 24 to 26, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.