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ATSC 3.0 : Implementation Team Guides

Implementation Team Guides are designed to describe methods of deploying areas of a Standard. In some cases, an Implementation Team Guide addressed a broad topic that requires knowledge of a variety of facets of a system. The Guide is intended to help implementers understand how a given use case might be deployed and typically offer pointers to various other technical documents that support the use case.

  • ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Information System Implementation GuideMost Recent Document Approved: 22 February 2019

    This Information-only document, developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Advanced Emergency Alert Implementation Team, describes methods and examples for implementing the ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Information (AEA) system features. The ATSC 3.0 AEA Implementation Guide is not part of the ATSC 3.0 suite of standards and recommended practices. It is provided to assist in understanding and implementing the emergency-related capabilities of the standard.

    The ATSC 3.0 AEA system is capable of delivering a rich range of crucial information to consumers in times of need. The system provides great flexibility for delivering this extremely important information, including a “wake-up” feature, geo-targeting and other forms of message personalization, carriage of a variety of types of rich media such as video, audio, text, web pages and more, methods for accommodating accessibility needs, use of broadcaster applications for rendering AEA material, delivering AEA messages to companion devices and more. Description of the system’s technical elements, such as the Advanced Emergency Information signaling table, physical layer pipe configuration, and more are included, along with examples of how broadcasters might configure these in the broadcast stream to achieve various use cases.

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  • ATSC Implementation Guide: Emissions Testing ProcessMost Recent Document Approved: 6 April 2022

    This document describes an Emissions Testing Process for ATSC 3.0 Broadcasts. The testing program includes two parts. First, there is a test checklist to ensure that the emission is functional, and second this document describes a methodology for quickly responding to interoperability issues with receivers.

    The emissions checklist is intended as a tool to assist in launching a new station or deploying a new configuration. It is not intended for ensuring regulatory compliance or as an emissions conformance program, nor is it intended to require any specific feature set.

    The methodology for quickly responding to interoperability issues with receivers is provided in order to help stations to capture streams and provide them for analysis by various third parties. This section includes points at which streams can be captured, test formats and equipment, and stream capture and sharing processes.

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