Posted on September 8, 2016 in ATSC News
With the majority of the ATSC 3.0 standards development work supporting Advanced Emergency Alerting (AEA) nearing completion, now’s the time to work on AEA-related station operational issues and receiver functionality issues.
The ATSC’s AEA Implementation Team is gearing up in September and welcomes new participants. According to AEA I Team Chairman Jay Adrick,, the team plans to develop an implementation guideline document for stations and provide input on receiver functionality to the consumer technology industry. “We really need more broadcasters to provide their input on these important topics,” he says.
Simply put, the AEA I Team provides a venue for industry discussions of issues related to implementation of emergency alerting. “We’ll address business, regulatory and technical requirements for the successful inclusion of emergency alerting and the successful commercial rollout of ATSC 3.0,” Adrick explains. The I-Team, however, won’t develop standards or recommended practices; instead, the group may make recommendations related to studio and consumer implementations for emergency alerting.
Among the areas the I Team plans to tackle: prototype equipment and content development (including emergency alerting and/or sub-system components); rich media generation systems/capabilities; broadcast station implementation; station integration with existing alerting and/or local emergency manager organizations; interoperability “plugfest” testing; field trials and demonstrations; market studies, marketing and promotion; branding; and compliance & certification.
Participation in the AEA I-Team is open to all organizations offering or planning to offer services, products or other efforts related to the implementation of ATSC 3.0. The base annual fee for participation in the AEA Implementation Team is $1,000 for ATSC members and $3,000 for non-members. Click here to join.
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