Chair: Dr. Bob Campbell, Eurofins Digital Product Testing
The ATSC Conformance Implementation Team (CIT) provides a venue to scope and plan for a formal conformance test program for both emission and reception. The ATSC 3.0 CIT may address business, regulatory, and technical requirements for the successful roll-out of a Conformance Test Program. The ATSC 3.0 CIT will not develop Standards or Recommended Practices. However, it may make recommendations to THE ATSC and other organizations to develop such documents. Note that the implementation team is not expected to perform device or system testing. The actual ownership, operation and execution of a conformance test program is out of scope and may be undertaken by other industry organizations or forums.
Conformance testing is a key factor in enabling the market introduction of systems and devices that are compliant to a new standard. This testing facilitates the introduction of high quality systems and devices meeting the specification which drives the adoption and conformance of the standard. It is based on the existence of common and unique test procedures, covering technology specifications and corresponding test materials in the form of a test suite. It is used to certify that implementations are conformant to the standard. As well as being utilized throughout development, it is performed on fully integrated devices that implement the standard. Conformance testing is a key component to ensure interoperability among devices of different vendors.
Participation in an ATSC Implementation Team is open to all organizations offering or planning to offer services, products or other efforts relating or supporting implementation of ATSC 3.0. Participation in an ATSC Implementation Team requires organizations to sign an Implementation Team Agreement for the Team, which is available via the link below. There are additional fees for participation in an ATSC Implementation Team as described in the Implementation Team Agreement.
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