Posted on May 15, 2006 in Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 2006 – Arthur W. Allison III was honored last week as this year’s recipient of the Bernard Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. The presentation was made in Chantilly, Virginia at the Westfields Marriott, during the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Annual Meeting held Wednesday, May 10, 2006.
“Art Allison has been an outstanding contributor to the work of the ATSC for over a decade, and in a variety of other standards forums as well throughout his career. Art epitomizes the values of dedication, hard work, and cooperation that are vital to the success of the ATSC,” said Mr. Mark Richer, ATSC President. Art’s commitment to the standards development process and his attention to detail has been a key factor in the development of ATSC Standards and Recommended Practices.”
Mr. Allison served as the chair of the Implementation Subcommittee from 1997 to 2004. Under his leadership the Implementation Subcommittee helped the industry address real world of DTV implementation issues including technical challenges such as the implementation of PSIP and captioning, lip sync and the postage stamp effect. The initial work of the Implementation Subcommittee led to important standards development work in ATSC, CEA and SMPTE.
Mr. Allison participates in nearly all of the technical work of ATSC. He has been actively involved in the specialist groups of the Technology and Standards Group (TSG). He is currently chair of TSG/S1 (PSIP Metadata Communication) and is also deeply involved in the work of many other specialist groups.
Mr. Allison is the Director of Advanced Engineering in the Science & Technology Department of the National Association of Broadcasters. He joined NAB in September 1995, and his responsibilities include technical issue management with a focus on policy and technical developments of advanced television systems.
Prior to NAB, his experience included being the chief architect of the ARBITRON in-home electronic TV channel identification system. Mr. Allison earned a B.S.E.E. from Clemson University and a M.E.A. from George Washington University.
The Bernard J. Lechner Award was established in 2000 to recognize outstanding technical contributions to the ATSC. The award is named after the first honoree, Bernard J. Lechner, now a consultant to government and industry and an expert on all aspects of television and display systems.
Past recipients of the award are:
Lindsay Shelton-Gross, ATSC (202) 872-9160, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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