ANSI OKs 8 SCTE Standards

April 21, 2016
The American National Standards Institute has approved eight SCTE standards, ranging from F-connector specs to digital ad insertion ...
The American National Standards Institute has approved eight SCTE standards, ranging from F-connector specs to digital ad insertion.

ANSI/SCTE 01 2015, "Specification for "F" Port, Female, Outdoor," specifies requirements for female outdoor "F" ports that are used in the 75-ohm RF broadband communications industry and that interface with male F-connectors as defined by ANSI/SCTE 123 2011 and ANSI/SCTE 124 2011.

ANSI/SCTE 02 2015, "Specification for "F" Port, Female, Indoor," specifies requirements for female indoor "F" ports that are used in the 75-ohm RF broadband communications industry and that interface with male F-connectors as defined by ANSI/SCTE 123 and ANSI/SCTE 124.

ANSI/SCTE 43 2015, "Digital Video Systems Characteristics Standard for Cable Television," contains the constraints and extensions for the use of MPEG-2 video coding in cable systems.

ANSI/SCTE 60 2015, "Test Method for Interface Moisture Migration Double Ended," provides a test method for detecting moisture penetration into the coaxial connector/cable and or the connector/port interface. Although the artificial environment cannot be directly correlated to field service, the tests involve several environmental mechanisms that may affect a connector's tendency to leak in an outdoor environment.

ANSI/SCTE 104 2015, "Automation System to Compression System Communications Applications Program Interface (API)," defines the communications API between an automation system and the associated compression system that will insert SCTE 35 private sections into the outgoing transport stream. The standard serves as a companion to both SCTE 35 and SCTE 30.

ANSI/SCTE 130-4 2015, "Digital Program Insertion - Advertising Systems Interfaces Part 4 Content Information Service (CIS)," describes the digital program insertion advertising systems interfaces' content information service (CIS) messaging and data type specification using XML, XML Namespaces, and XML Schema.

ANSI/SCTE 130-7 2015, "Digital Program Insertion - Advertising Systems Interfaces Part 7 - Message Transport," describes the digital program insertion advertising systems interfaces' transport protocols required for the exchange of messages defined in the individual parts of the SCTE 130 specification.

ANSI/SCTE 224 2015, "Event Scheduling and Notification Interface," defines the event scheduling and notification interface (ESNI), which is a web interface facilitating the transmission of event and policy information. ESNI provides a functional method for providers to communicate upcoming schedule or signal-based events and corresponding policy to distributors. This interface allows existing content distribution controls traditionally performed via manual control in IRDs by providers to be replaced with a programmatic interface (this standard). ESNI policy enables control of content distributed to audiences based on attributes of that audience including (but not limited to) geographic location and device type.

The standards are available at http://www.scte.org/SCTE/Standards/Download/SCTE/Standards/Download_SCTE_Standards.aspx.

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