03.17.2009 04:05 PM
Harris Taps Roundbox to Manage Mobile TV Data
Harris Corp. and Roundbox have signed an OEM agreement to deliver a complete mobile broadcast solution for U.S. terrestrial DTV broadcasters.

Under this agreement, Harris will integrate the Roundbox Broadcast Server into the Harris ATSC Mobile DTV broadcast system, enabling the first feature-rich mobile DTV solution available for immediate commercial deployment. The system will be available in mid-March. Roundbox is a Florham Park, NJ-based company specializing in mobile video management software.

Roundbox's software manages the delivery of ATSC announcement information, including an on-screen programming guides, and provides a platform for delivering non-real time services to mobile DTV-compliant devices. This solution will allow broadcasters to expand their portfolio of services beyond linear television to include data, text and video clips.

"The user experience is critical to assuring wide adoption of mobile DTV," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. "Our partnership with Roundbox ensures that broadcasters' assets will be delivered to users in a visually rich and compelling way on a wide variety of broadcast-enabled mobile devices."

"Our joint offering brings together Roundbox's market-leading mobile broadcast technology with Harris Corporation's broadcast headend leadership to provide a compelling, turnkey solution for broadcasters," said Dennis Specht, co-founder, president and CEO of Roundbox. "Together we will continue to deliver the most advanced solutions to help broadcasters deliver a broad range of compelling content-rich mobile DTV services.”

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Posted by: Anonymous
Tue, 04-10-2012 08:54 AM Report Comment
For many, maybe even the majority, DTV will ersrepent an exciting improvement for viewers. For that segment of rural America that expects continued free over-the-air digital reception, prepare for LOS . (That's astronaut for Loss of Signal) Unless you live practically on top of the transmitter tower,(within 35 miles)you'll be wasting your money to buy a converter box or fancy over-the-air antenna. You will have to subscribe to cable of satellite programing whether you can afford it or not. The footprint of the digital signals is much smaller than analog. Analog features marginal, but viewable TV viewing in rural areas. Digital is either there or it's not. And, for many people expecting free over-the-air viewing of DTV, it's going to be NO SIGNAL. If you are a rural resident don't be disappointed if you didn't get a converter box coupon. It may not help anyway.

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