ERIC Number: ED365281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-24
Reference Count: N/A
High Definition Information Systems. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
The objectives of this Congressional hearing on high definition information systems were: (1) to receive testimony on standards for systems that permit interoperability between the computer, communications, and broadcasting industries; (2) to examine the implications of the Grand Alliance, an agreement by high definition television (HDTV) proponents to pool their efforts to produce a single system for resurrecting a domestic manufacturing capability and related consumer electronics equipment and components; and (3) to determine the role of government in supporting the development of technologies important to high definition information systems. Testimony was received from Michael Liebhold, Media Architecture Research, Apple Computer, Inc.; Branko J. Gerovac, Advanced Technology, Communications, Entertainment, and Media Business Unit, Digital Equipment Corp.; Robert M. Rast, HDTV Business Development, General Instrument Corp.; James Carnes, David Sarnoff Research Center; Robert K. Graves, Video Technology/Infrastructure, American Telephone and Telegraph; Howard Miller, Broadcast Operations, Engineering, and Computer Services, Public Broadcasting Service; Robert C. Hummel, Animation Technology for Walt Disney Television Animation; and W. Russell Neuman, Murrow Center, Tufts University. Additional material submitted for the record is appended. (KRN)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Competition, Computer Networks, Computer System Design, Government Role, Hearings, Information Systems, National Programs, Standards, Systems Approach, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.