SCTE Standards Efforts Focus on 3D, Energy, EAS/CAP

The Engineering Committee of the SCTE Standards Program has approved the development of standards for stereoscopic 3D for cable; environmental requirements for equipment to be used within cable facilities; and recommended practices for Emergency Alert System (EA...

The Engineering Committee of the SCTE Standards Program has approved the development of standards for stereoscopic 3D for cable; environmental requirements for equipment to be used within cable facilities; and recommended practices for Emergency Alert System (EAS) upgrades for Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) compliance. Project approval is the first step in the standards process in each of the three areas.

The stereoscopic 3D project has been designed as a two-stage effort. Phase 1 will define the video related formatting, signaling and encoding parameters for frame-compatible stereoscopic 3D (S3D), while Phase 2 will define requirements for full resolution stereoscopic 3D video systems.

The environmental requirements standard is the second document being created by SCTE's new Sustainability Management Subcommittee. It is intended to address energy efficiency, recycling, air flow and quality, temperature, humidity, vibration and shock, electrical/power, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

The EAS compliance recommended practice is being designed to help small operators in particular to meet the FCC deadline of Sept. 30 for compliance with CAP regulations.
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