Live Next Gen Broadcast TV demonstrations to Show Improved Delivery of Critical Video, Rich Media, and Data to Mobile Devices at APCO 2019
Baltimore MD August 5, 2019 – Baltimore MD August 5, 2019: Four companies – ONE Media/Sinclair Broadcast Group, SpectraRep, Sonim, and Saankhya Labs – have organized a series of live demonstrations at the APCO 2019 show. The demos will show new ways the next generation of broadcast television, known as ATSC 3.0, can improve the secure transmission of private encrypted IP data and video.
This year and into 2020, TV stations across the US will be rolling out the next generation of broadcast TV. These stations will share high power broadcast spectrum across a national network, enabling emergency control centers the ability to distribute live video, and rich media in the same immediate, unbuffered form, as broadcasters do. Also, the “one-to-many” distribution of broadcast signals enables live emergency video to easily reach unlimited numbers of people in a region, even as cell traffic becomes congested.
Live demonstrations of this capability can be seen at the SpectraRep booth, #676, at the APCO Annual Conference. Using live Next GEN Broadcast signals provided by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the following new abilities will be demonstrated:
- Ability to connect to instant Skype-to-Broadcast TV distribution, enabling community leaders immediate access to local broadcast TV transmissions during an emergency.
- Ability to transform a cell phone into a satellite video phone, using an attachment from Saankhya Labs.
- Ability to receive direct high-power broadcast signals from an emergency operations center or local TV station via a mobile phone using a small dongle attachment from Saankhya Labs.
- Ability to control the ATSC 3.0 network remotely via a Gateway (provided by DigiCAP), which will manage the TV signal from the ONE Media Lab in Hunts Valley MD.
When the Next GEN TV standard was being designed, new capabilities for serving emergency communications were added. Here are some of those new capabilities:
- Ability to send “one to many” rich media, such as live video, during high volume emergencies, to virtually unlimited numbers of targeted devices.
- Ability to encrypt and target the delivery of rich media by device or geographical region.
- Ability to use ongoing and redundant broadcast infrastructure which has been proven to be more resilient than cell towers during hurricanes and earthquakes.
The APCO show will provide a rare opportunity for public safety communications professionals to see live demonstrations on how Next GEN Broadcast spectrum and services can improve communications and information sharing.
In addition, Sinclair Broadcast Group will sponsor a 30-minute presentation by Jerald Fritz, Executive VP Strategic and Legal Affairs, at ONE Media 3.0 / Sinclair Broadcast Group, on the ways Next GEN TV ( ATSC 3.0) can improve critical communications. This presentation will be held on Monday, August 12, 4:30 PM, at the APCO Presentation Theater.
See the live demonstrations during the show at the SpectraRep booth, #676
To set up an interview at the show send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Live demonstrations at the Annual APCO 2019 Conference will show how services offered through the next generation of broadcast television (ATSC 3.0) will improve information sharing and critical communications. To set up an interview at the show send an email to email@example.com
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