Automotive System Supplier Announces ATSC Mobile DTV Support

Visteon Corp., a leading supplier of automotive entertainment systems, demonstrated how ATSC Mobile DTV could expand the capabilities of its “Family Entertainment System” solutions using a prototype automotive-grade receiver.

"With ATSC Mobile DTV, Visteon is well-positioned by its experience with in-vehicle integration to deliver a solution that will allow consumers to view local and network digital broadcasts when traveling,” said Kyle Walworth, Visteon senior manager for global audio and infotainment architectures.

The Visteon system allows automotive manufacturers to put ATSC-compatible products in a wide range of vehicle types. Screens can be mounted in the headliner, seat backs, or the center console. More information is available in the Visteon news release.

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Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.