On January 8, 2008, Harris Corporation announced that its ATSC Mobile DTV technology platform for broadcasters and consumer electronics manufacturers is expected to be available within the next sixty days. The technology enables the first significant new over-the-air broadcast medium in decades, delivering a mix of broadcast-quality video and data services to a variety of consumer mobile devices.
In cooperation with the Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC), Harris presented a series of live ATSC Mobile DTV demonstrations this week at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. ATSC Mobile DTV was recently elevated to ATSC Candidate Standard status, an official recognition that paves the way for consumer electronics manufacturers to begin developing receiving devices.
The complete Harris ATSC Mobile DTV platform includes the software-definable Harris Apex M2X exciter and the Harris NetVX networking platform, which features a mobile video encoder, multiplexer and encapsulator.
Harris is also working with Roundbox and Triveni Digital to integrate Electronic Program Guide services for program stream and data information into its ATSC Mobile DTV platform. Harris has been fully engaged in the development of Mobile TV technology for more than two years.