Get ready to see TV in a whole new way the move away from analog TV to Digital TV is around the corner. By 2006 you will need a digital television set to see your favorite shows. As the transition begins, more and more interactivity features are deployed. Higher resolution yielding enhanced picture quality and sharpness are just a few of the benefits we can expect. While PCs are important, by now industry leaders realize that interactive TV is inherently different. Moving forward, the number of people involved in this new iTV related fields is likely to grow rapidly. That implies a growing need to create common language and understanding among executives, technical sales, engineers and consumers.This book presents key iTV issues, technology solutions and standards assembled from those technologies. Readers will gain an understanding of the various iTV concepts and the relationships between them. In addition to the general discussions, each chapter contains specific details so as to serve as a starting point for readers who want to become experts in a specific field. The iTV Handbook is a part of Prentice Hall PTR's IMSC Press Series, bringing the latest and most up-to-date multimedia standards to bookshelves --directly from the federally funded IMSC.
About the Author:
EDWARD M. SCHWALB is a consultant, inventor, and executive with a wide-ranging expertise in computing technologies, whose projects have included solid modeling and CAD, Java, and Web applications, financial Web services, aircraft systems engineering, data interpretation, collaborative software development, and iTV technologies and standards. Dr. Schwalb has authored and made key contributions to ATSC and SCTE standards, and his work has resulted in a number of publications and patents.