Posted on November 7, 2013 in ATSC News
ATSC-related activities were front and center at the 2013 IEEE Broadcast Symposium held on Oct. 9-11 in San Diego.
The BTS Administrative Committee decided this year to break with a many decade tradition and move the symposium out of the Washington, DC area, and they will be on the road in the coming years.
With the current progress on ATSC 3.0, the majority of IEEE Broadcast Symposium presentations were directly or indirectly focused on opportunities in front of the ATSC. Here’s a quick summary of the three-day confab.
Wednesdays have become “tutorial day” at the annual symposium, and of special interest to the ATSC, this year’s tutorials were focused on next-generation broadcasting:
Thursday morning moved into new technology for television. Rich Chernock presented Triveni Digital’s view of a future home content network and how it might work. Rich later provided an update on ATSC 2.0 and what it might bring to broadcasters. Pablo Angueira of the University of the Basque Country in Spain discussed cost and planning factors for various future broadcast configurations, providing a possible mechanism for broadcasts making future technology choices in their future broadcast plants. Jim Kutzner provided an update on the ATSC’s work in developing ATSC 3.0, and Young-Woo Suh gave a summary of KBS’s successful UHDTV broadcasts in Korea.
Thursday afternoon was devoted to solutions for broadcasting. Merrill Weiss provided an update on his work on identifying sources of, and measurement of Passive Intermodulation (PIM). Weiss was later an award for the best paper of the 2012 Symposium on the same topic. Former ATSC Board Chairman Wayne Luplow of LG Electronics/Zenith gave a presentation on the Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) and the ATSC M-EAS Implementation Team’s progress. Tom King of Kintronic Labs provided a summary of new techniques in AM Directional antenna voltage sampling. Prabhu Hosur of AT&T Labs provided a glimpse of their work in video quality measurement in adaptive bit rate streaming.
Friday morning focused on radio technologies including a presentation by Al Salci of Sierra on AVB, audio over Ethernet for professional applications, and later a presentation by Gregory Shay of Telos on audio over IP in the studio. Timothy Terriberry of Mozilla gave a summary of his Opus audio codec and its capabilities and features. Friday afternoon included panel discussions on C-band interference and the international efforts to control it.
Next year the Symposium heads to San Antonio. Be looking for announcements in the coming months.
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