MPEG Industry Forum Re-Launching Logo Qualification Program at NAB2006.LAS VEGAS -- The MPEG Industry Forum The MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) is a non-profit consortium dedicated to "further the adoption of MPEG Standards, by establishing them as well accepted and widely used standards among creators of content, developers, manufacturers, providers of services, and end users. (MPEGIF (MPEG Industry Forum, www.mpegif.org) A Swiss not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of MPEG-4, MPEG-7 and MPEG-21 standards worldwide. Founded in 2000 as M4IF and renamed MPEGIF in 2003, the organization does not license MPEG, but is involved in discussions ), one of the world's largest standards based technology advocacy groups, is re-launching its Logo Qualification Program at NAB2006.
MPEGIF's Logo Qualification Program is being operated to ensure interoperability among products and technology. Originally open to members of MPEGIF, the Logo Qualification Program is now open to all industry participants to have their products undergo testing against standardized bitstreams and qualified decoder products to confirm they work together under specific MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) An ISO/ITU standard for compressing digital video. Pronounced "em-peg," it is the universal standard for digital terrestrial, cable and satellite TV, DVDs and digital video recorders (DVRs). profiles and levels.
Qualified products have the right to display the distinctive MP4 Qualification Mark and may list test results of qualification in their documentation, literature, and advertising. Qualified products can be selected or have its status confirmed by browsing the Product Directory or searching for it on MPEGIF's dedicated Logo Qualification website (http://logo.mpegif.org), which is part of MPEGIF's internet presence, which counts millions of hits and is one of the most frequented resources when it comes to MPEG technologies.
"MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 has emerged as the clear winner for next generation video products and services from mobile over IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) Also called "TV over IP," IPTV delivers scheduled TV programs and video-on-demand (VOD) via the IP protocol and digital streaming techniques used to watch video on the Internet. to HD broadcast, so opening up our MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program to all industry participants is a logical step," commented Sebastian Moeritz, MPEGIF's President.
"The MP4 Qualification Mark will become a distinct feature on many devices confirming interoperability and giving the market confidence as well as peace of mind for the operator. It is the missing element of demonstrating a fully functional end-to-end video ecosystem," continued David Price, Vice President of MPEGIF.
MPEGIF will be exhibiting at NAB at the AVC (1) (Advanced Video Coding) The video compression techniques used in the H.264 standard, jointly developed by ISO and the ITU-T. See H.264.
(2) (Audio Visual C Alliance booth (Booth #SL1976 South Hall 2). MPEGIF is sponsoring this booth together with ISMA ISMA
See: International Security Market Association (www.isma.tv) and has also produced, in cooperation with NAB, the MPEG Forum Pavillion (Booth #SL1206)
Other MPEGIF activities during NAB 2006 include:
--a full day joint forum together with ISMA entitled "Advanced Video Services: From Broadband to Wireless" on Sunday 23, April 2006 in the Las Vegas Convention Center The Las Vegas Convention Center is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and is located in Clark County, Nevada. It is one of the largest Convention centers in the world. At the end of 2004, the center had 3. , Room S221 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with top class speakers from: Alcatel, AT&T Operations Inc., IBM Digital Media, Motorola, Nagravision, Nokia, PBS PBS
in full Public Broadcasting Service
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For the full program, please visit http://www.mpegif.org/exhibitions/NAB2006/.
To register for this event, please visit: http://www.nabshow.com/Conferences/sessiondetail.asp?id=1204175
--The Multimedia World Reception on the opening evening of NAB. Monday, 24 April 2006, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Room S220. MPEGIF and ISMA are sponsoring this event.
About the MPEG Industry Forum - MPEGIF represents over 100 companies from diverse industries. MPEGIF member companies are evenly distributed across North America, Europe and Asia, addressing MPEG adoption issues that go beyond the charter of ISO/IEC ISO/IEC International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ITU-T M 3000) MPEG. Specifically focusing on the widespread adoption of MPEG-4 AVC and AAC, activities include marketing, interoperability and the MPEGIF Logo Qualification Program as well as presence at trade shows and extensive conference participation. For more information visit: http://www.mpegif.org.