If you've been following RF Report over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that Harris and ERI announced they were receiving Technology and Engineering Emmy awards for RF filters for DTV transmission. Perhaps you’ve wondered why the other filter manufacturers were not represented. MCI and Dielectric have both developed filters that allow two adjacent channels to share one antenna. While neither company has announced they will be receiving an Emmy, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announcement of the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards does lists Dielectric and MCI as winners of Emmy Awards for ATSC Broadcast Transmission System RF Filters.
This is not the only category where multiple companies are receiving Emmy awards for the same technology. Emmy awards for monitoring for compliance standards for ATSC and DVB transport streams will be presented to Rohde and Schwarz, Tektronix, Thomson and Pixelmetrix at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2008.
Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.
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