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Certification Marks

Organizations wishing to use these Certification Marks must be Certified Users, as defined in the ATSC Policy on Certification Marks. Please select the certification mark below for more information and application process:

Mobile Digital Television Standard

The A/153 ATSC Mobile Digital Television (MDTV) Standard, adopted in October, defines the technical specifications necessary for broadcasters to provide new services to mobile and handheld devices using their DTV transmissions.

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Programming Metadata Communication Protocol Standard

The A/76 ATSC Programming Metadata Communication Protocol Standard (PMCP) defines a method for communicating metadata related to PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol), including duplicate data that needs to be entered in other locations in the transport stream. Communication is based on a protocol utilizing XML message documents generated in accordance with a Programming Metadata Communication Protocol (PMCP) XML Schema defined herein.

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Advanced Common Application Platform Standard

The A/101 ATSC Advanced Common Application Platform Standard (ACAP) is intended firstly to be used by entities writing terminal specifications and/or standards based on ACAP. Secondly, it is intended for developers of applications that use the ACAP functionality and APIs. ACAP aims to ensure interoperability between ACAP applications and different implementations of platforms supporting ACAP applications. An ACAP Application is a collection of information which is processed by an application environment in order to interact with an end-user or otherwise alter the state of the application environment.

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