Posted on May 21, 2007 in Press Releases
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2007 – Mark Eyer was honored last week as this year’s recipient of the Bernard Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. The presentation was made in Arlington, Virginia at the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton, during the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Annual Meeting held Thursday, May 17, 2006. Mr. Eyer is a Director of the Technology Standards Office for Sony Electronics.
“We are pleased to recognize Mark Eyer for his long service and support of ATSC technical activities” said Mark Richer, ATSC President. “Mark was a key contributor to the development to the Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) Standard and he has given numerous presentations on PSIP to help the industry understand its importance and capabilities.” McGraw-Hill published Mark’s textbook on the PSIP standard in 2002.
Mark has served as the chair of the Specialist Group on Transport (TSG/S8 & T3/S8) since April, 2002 when he filled the big shoes of the award’s namesake, Bernie Lechner. In addition to Mark’s outstanding chairmanship of S8, he has made numerous technical contributions and has acted as editor for many documents. Under Mark’s leadership S8 has maintained and revised the PSIP Standard, developed the Content Identification and Labeling for ATSC Transport Standard (A/57A) and the Conditional Access System for Terrestrial Broadcast Standard (A/70A). In the past year Mark led S8’s development of the ATSC Parameterized Services Standard (A/71).
Mark also served as chair of the Specialist Group on Video Coding (T3/S6) from August, 2001 to April, 2002. Under his guidance, S6 developed the specification for Bar Data, currently part of A/53 Part 4.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced that Mark was the recipient of the SCTE Excellence in Standards Award for 2007. As an active participant in ATSC, CEA and SCTE standards committees, Mark has helped coordinate technical activities among the organizations.
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:
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