Posted on April 2, 2012 in ATSC News
As answered by Michael Hanel, CTO of Decontis
What’s the primary business of Decontis?
“Our primary business is our analysis and monitoring solutions. That covers both ATSC (DTV) and ATSC-M/H (Mobile DTV). Ours is far the most comprehensive analysis solution especially for Mobile DTV, and is being used by major broadcasters like FOX, NBC, ION, Meredith, Belo, Cox Media, Scripps, Gannett, Raycomm and others.”
How is Decontis involved with ATSC?
“We are involved as a voting member of ATSC. Our products will also be designed to support the emerging ATSC 2.0 and ATSC 3.0 standards.”
What is the most valuable part of an ATSC membership?
“ATSC membership is central to our ability to serve our customers. It provides us with early information about current standards, future standards, and adaptations of these standards. This information is very useful for the development of our products.”
Why should other companies consider joining ATSC?
“It’s really a great opportunity to participate in and support the ATSC in its great work of adopting new technologies into their standards. A good example would be their recent work in making the Mobile DTV standard viable via broadcast in North America. Being a member is also a great way to get early information, and to sometimes take part with the development, standardization, and evolution of future TV evolvements.”
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