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3rd ATSC Mobile DTV PlugFest Concludes

Arlington, Va. – The
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced successful completion of the third
ATSC Mobile DTV PlugFest, a technical event that allows participating companies
to test their devices with transmitter equipment that will be used to broadcast
Mobile DTV signals.

PlugFest3 focused on
promoting interoperability for Mobile DTV technology, as ATSC Mobile DTV makes
local, digital broadcast TV portable and mobile for consumers to watch on the
go, CEA said.  

Brian Markwalter, CEA
technology and standards VP, said, “CEA continues to take a leading role in
promoting mobile DTV through outreach and education. We are excited to see
companies utilize this interoperability checkpoint as an increasing number of
products are poised for launch and we enter a period when content availability
will be the key to success.”

This event included the
first closed caption testing for the ATSC A/153 Mobile DTV standard as well as
expanded lip sync testing.

The participating
companies in PlugFest3 are major stakeholders in the Mobile DTV space from
around the world, CEA said, and include Digital Stream Technology,
DTVinteractive, Eiden, Kenwood, Larcan, LG Electronics, Roundbox, Samjin LND,
Samsung, Screen Service Broadcast Technologies and Thomson Grass Valley.

“This was a great
opportunity for some seasoned teams and some new teams to get together,” said
Mike Bergman, VP of new digital technologies at Kenwood USA and chair of the
PlugFest. “These events have really helped mature the implementations, and
we’re seeing fewer issues and better performance.”

To participate in future
PlugFests contact Jack Cutts at

[email protected]