The MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) announced that nine of its member companies (Amino, Cisco, dicas, Fraunhofer, Harmonic, Motorola, MainConcept, Nagravision and VBrick) will exhibit at NAB 2010, taking place in Las Vegas, NV between 12 April and 15 April 2010.
According to the statement, MPEGIF also announced that BluFocus, Digital Tech Consulting, Sensio and TataSky have recently joined the organization as full members.
During NAB 2010 MPEGIF will be presenting the next in the widely acclaimed MasterClass series held each year at NAB, IBC and CES and will also be holding the next 3D Working Group meeting.
On Wednesday April 14th from 9:00am to 12:00pm the MPEGIF NAB MasterClass titled “New Dimensions for Digital Television” will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Room 234 and will bring together executives from service operators, programmers and technology providers to share their experiences in developing and launching new services including 3D television. Following its inaugural meeting during CES 2010, the MPEGIF 3DTV Working Group, founded by MPEGIF members Motorola, Harmonic, dicas, NetLogic, TDVision and Mainconcept, will hold its next monthly meeting at NAB from 12:00noon – 1:00 in Room 234. The 3D Working Group meeting is open to the press as well as both members and non-members of the MPEGIF.
“At the same time as 3D TV is trying to gain a foothold in the living room bringing a dramatically new television experience to the consumer, we are still seeing inferior video quality and audio/video synch problems crop up everywhere,” said David Price, Vice President MPEGIF and Vice President at Harmonic Inc. “MPEGIF members are actively rising to these challenges and the NAB MasterClass at NAB2010 will explore these issues head-on and will feature executives from our industry that have a track record of knowing what they are talking about.”
“3DTV has arrived and is certainly here to stay becoming a standard feature in the overall landscape of next generation TV and video consumption. Surely, there will be teething problems, but NAB is a fabulous setting with an outstanding conference and exhibition to address and present solutions to these challenges,” said Prof. Dr. h. c. Sebastian Moeritz, President MPEGIF and CEO at dicas. “Through participating and at NAB 2010 our MPEGIF members are tremendously contributing to progress and growth of our industry.”