Just when you think you understand your world, it gets sideswiped by something you didn’t see coming. This is true of the impending collision – or convergence – of the telecom and broadcast industries.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Total Cost of Ownership – TCO. You see it used everywhere these days: when shopping for a new car, investing in an IT system, assessing manufacturing equipment and even the deployment of lap top computers for business – and it’s now the latest buzz word for the transmission industry. But what does it really mean for broadcasters? Is it just the efficiency of the power amplifier? Cranking up that number is easy, if you don’t mind narrowing the bandwidth or sacrificing error correction. But I think that the key word is “total”, so let’s take a look at the myriad of factors that make up TCO in a transmission system.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Wireless executives have expressed concern that the recent federal government's shutdown will have a negative impact on the upcoming spectrum auctions.
The Federal Communications Commission is planning to hold three spectrum auctions within the next 15 months. However, executives told Bloomberg that they are concerned that even though the impasse is over, it will still delay the deadlines of some of those auctions.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
An innovative new television transmission system, with breakthrough technologies that significantly enhance broadcasting performance and flexibility, has been proposed to the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) as the “physical layer” for the emerging ATSC 3.0 standard.
Monday, August 26, 2013
In the midst of the FCC's plans to auction spectrum across several bands for broadcasters and mobile data use, the military says it is now willing to give up a piece of its frequency pie.
Monday, August 05, 2013
While ATSC 2.0 added backwards-compatible enhancements like Mobile DTV to the existing ATSC Digital Television standard, ATSC 3.0 is a next-generation version of digital television that proposes significant improvements in performance, functionality, and efficiency.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
As discussion continues surrounding the FCC's UHF spectrum repacking plan, issues surrounding the planning and timing of the process continue to cast a shadow over the goals of the plan.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Harris Broadcast will introduce its Platinum™ VAX Compact Class range of VHF transmitters at the 2013 NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 8-11, Booth N2503), adapting the company’s compact, power-efficient transmission philosophy to low-power VHF applications for ATSC and worldwide terrestrial standards.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Harris Broadcast has secured a new DVB-T2 transmission order from Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) as the country continues its transition to a national network of digital transmitters and satellite services. The latest phase of the ongoing SBC modernization program will add transmitters to sites in Aded and Yabren, bringing the total number of Harris Broadcast-supported DVB-T2 transmission sites to nine.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Harris Broadcast is now shipping the broadcast industry’s first comprehensive solution compliant to the new ATSC standards for transmitter synchronization, ensuring that broadcasters have an all-in-one terrestrial and mobile platform to improve over-the-air signal coverage and maximize viewing audiences.
The ATSC A/110: 2011 specification provides the standards-based solution for ATSC broadcasters to enable single-frequency networks. This allows broadcasters to synchronize over-the-air content across mobile DTV systems and distributed transmission networks that use multiple low-power transmitters within a broadcast market.