NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance Targets Emergency Alerts
The NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance (NVISA), a coalition of developers and manufacturers working to accelerate the evolution of ATSC 3.0 technology, has has formed three new working groups.
- NVISA’s Video Integrated Display Symbology (VIDS) working group will focus on harmonising a recommended practice for emergency information display in visual media, including a shared symbology and look and feel that can be used by video services across the Emergency Alert System, ATSC 3.0, and other visual media. Bill Robertson of Digital Alert Systems serves as the group’s chair.
- NVISA’s Advanced Emergency Information working group will develop recommended practices and use cases for the advanced emergency information capabilities of ATSC 3.0 and NextGen TV. Ed Czarnecki, NVISA chairman and executive director, is the group’s chair.
- NVISA’s Bitcasting and Broadcast Internet working group will examine advanced data broadcast technologies and applications (including public safety applications). Mark Corl of Triveni Digital serves as the Bitcasting and Broadcast Internet working group chair.
With the addition of DigiCAP as the alliance’s newest regular member, the alliance now represents the full spectrum of ATSC 3.0 middleware solution providers. Expanding its membership of public broadcasters across the U.S., NVISA has also welcomed New Mexico PBS, Kentucky Educational Television, and UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina as the alliance’s newest associate members, joining ranks with Capitol Broadcasting Company, News-Press & Gazette Company, OneMedia, and Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Other member companies include ATEME, BitRouter, DigIt Signage Technologies/ChyTV, Digital Alert Systems, ENENSYS Technologies, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark and CDS, Triveni Digital, Verance, and other leaders in advanced technology and content.