Sarnoff Extends Testing, Validating Capabilities to ATSC Mobile DTV Standard

By Adam Goldberg

Sarnoff Corp. (in the ATSC Mobile DTV booth, C8546) is showing new product capabilities for testing and validating compliance with the ATSC Mobile DTV standard. The company has extended the reach of its Bitstreams, Vizualizer, and ESP Encoder Stress Pattern products to the ATSC Mobile DTV resolutions, formats, and standards. It is also showing its new TSG-1 Test Sequence Generator, a 1RU uncompressed video sequence playout device, which can be coupled with Sarnoff test streams to form a robust test sequence testbed for ATSC Mobile and other digital delivery systems.

“The expansion of our test and measurement product suite will allow users to evaluate encoders, decoders, and/or display devices for compliance with new standards associated with these media receivers,” says Mark Clifton, VP, Products and Services, at Sarnoff.

Separately, Sarnoff has launched a set of video-enhancement tools previously available only to law enforcement and forensic investigators. Video ResolvR is offline video-enhancement software on a standard Windows PC that uses super fusion™, contrast normalization, and frame averaging to turn poor-quality video footage into clear and viewable content. The video-stabilization enhancement is also available in a handheld device, suitable for integration into onboard video-acquisition applications.

“Sarnoff has stood up a products and services division that offers a multitude of products and services to both government and commercial marketplaces,” says Jerry Berger, VP, Broadcast & Bitstreams.

Bitstreams is available now, configurations ranging for $20,000-$100,000. Vizualizer and ESP test patterns are available for $5,000 each. The TSG-1 is available for $13,000, not including content test patterns.

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