The open ATSC standard will allow TV stations to deliver DTV signals to mobile and handheld devices
Visteon, a supplier of automotive systems, modules and components, has announced that it is developing in-vehicle infotainment products which will receive local digital television broadcasts using the Advanced Systems Television Committee Mobile DTV standard.
Visteon, working with the Advanced Systems Television Committee (ATSC) Mobile DTV co-developers LG Electronics, Zenith and Harris, is demonstrating a prototype automotive-grade receiver based on the new ATSC candidate standard which display local and network digital TV broadcasts enabling mobile reception of ATSC digital TV broadcasts from local stations and subscription-free service similar to existing ATSC broadcast.
According to Visteon, ATSC Mobile DTV builds on the flexibility of Visteon’s experience integrating consumer electronics into the automotive environment, providing vehicle manufacturers applications with differentiating features that deliver value.
The open ATSC standard, which has broad support by US broadcasters, will allow TV stations to use their existing spectrum, towers and transmitters to deliver DTV signals to mobile and handheld devices.
Visteon mainly offers electronic products such as infotainment systems, lighting, audio systems, driver control systems, powertrain; climate control products such as climate systems and powertrain cooling systems; and interior products such as door modules and consoles, as stated in Yahoo Finance.
The ATSC is an international, non-profit organisation developing voluntary standards for digital television.