Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
16/06/2011

S&T Demonstrates MHEG-based Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) At Broadcast Asia 2011

Strategy & Technology (S&T) will demonstrate how MHEG middleware can be used to implement EWBS on their stand 4E2-06 at Broadcast Asia in Singapore from June 21-24 2011.
The recent catastrophic events in Japan have highlighted the value of EWBS. The ABU Technical Committee issued a declaration in 2010 supporting the introduction of EWBS and the ABU General Assembly has also declared "that, as a matter of urgency, ABU members consider the introduction of such EWBS systems".
The launch of new broadcast digital TV platforms in Asia Pacific provides the opportunity to implement EWBS on broadcast TV at low cost using industry standard technology. It is expected that other forms of EWBS will also be deployed to achieve multiple alert mechanisms.
When an alert is triggered, the MHEG EWBS implementation provides immediate interruption of normal TV programming, with an audio alert and the display of both text and graphical information. Easy navigation to news or information services can also be included. The alert trigger will typically be initiated from the national coordination centre via links to the broadcaster's head-end. Alerts could also be delivered to specific broadcast transmitters.
MHEG-5 offers an EWBS implementation using an established standard. The advantages of this approach are many and include MHEG's low technology cost, no IPR licence fees, and a short time to market as MHEG is already included in most manufacturers' receiver designs. In addition, the receiver conformance test for MHEG is straightforward and well understood and it is simple for broadcasters to implement using standard head-end equipment.
Colin Prior, Director of International Sales at S&T commented: "The use of market-proven MHEG technology to implement EWBS offers broadcasters the ability to provide this vital service at very small incremental cost when deploying digital TV networks."
(KMcA)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

04/10/2021
nangu.TV Reveals New Android TV Operator Set-Top Box
nangu.TV has unveiled a new Android TV Operator Tier set-top box, run on the nangu.TV platform, in cooperation with Orange Slovensko and CommScope. Re
01/10/2021
Just Add Power Announces Technology Lineup For InfoComm 2021
Just Add Power has announced its technology lineup for InfoComm 2021, taking place 27 to 29 October at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando,
01/10/2021
Studio Berlin Selects Suite Of Grass Valley Live Production Technology
A suite of Grass Valley live production technology has been selected by Studio Berlin, a German full-service provider for live television production s
24/11/2017
ES Broadcast Hire Increases Fujinon 4K Broadcast Lens Offering
ES Broadcast Hire has announced the further expand its considerable range of UHD live production lenses with the addition of a fleet of Fujinon's late
09/05/2017
Christy Media Solutions Is At Broadcast Asia: Stand 6J4-05
Christy Media Solutions is exhibiting at Broadcast Asia for the first time this year. As a regular visitor to the show and with a growing customer bas
13/09/2017
ES Broadcast Announces New Appointments
ES Broadcast has announced the appointment of Chris Williams and Jonathan Lyth as company directors to lead its systems integration division. Lyth joi
09/12/2019
Broadcast Solutions Reports Successful Broadcast Innovation Day 2019
Broadcast Solutions GmbH has announced a very positive balance of their Broadcast Innovation Day 2019. On 28 November 2019, the system integrator invi
12/06/2018
Broadcast Solutions To Showcase Range Of Solutions At Broadcast Asia
Broadcast Solutions is to showcase a range of solutions for outside broadcasting, remote production, studio and playout facilities at Broadcast Asia i
26/04/2017
Vislink Unveils All-New HCAM, HEVC 4K UHD Camera Transmitter
xG Technology has announced that its Vislink and IMT business units, the new HCAM, HEVC 4K UHD camera transmitter, will be unveiled at NAB 2017. Coinc
04/01/2018
Broadcast Solutions At CABSAT 2018
Broadcast Solutions have announced that it will be exhibiting new and exciting products with the focus on wireless communication, plus showing cutting
09/11/2017
Trickbox TV Answers Broadcast SOS
Back in August, Trickbox received an SOS from Nick Parry, a freelance multi-camera director who specialises in live TV and who's also a visiting lectu
22/03/2017
ES Broadcast Adds To Portfolio
ES Broadcast has announced that it is to take delivery of Canon's new UHD DIGISUPER 27 (UJ27x6.5B IESD) 4K studio and field broadcast lens. It will be
14/10/2021
Brompton Technology Supports 80six
September saw 80six host the first series of Virtual Production Discovery Days at its new VP studio in Slough, Berkshire. As Brompton Technology's ind
02/09/2021
CJP Broadcast Appoints Broadcast Engineer
CJP Broadcast has appointed Rees Williams as its broadcast engineer. He joins the company after four years with event presentation company Universal L
29/11/2018
Finepoint Broadcast Announces Strong Sales In Broadcast Equipment
Finepoint Broadcast Ltd has announced strong sales both of new and pre-owned broadcast equipment throughout 2018 with accelerating demand for cameras,