The first of its kind in North America
Humber College has established Canada’s first Broadcast-Broadband Convergence B²C Lab to explore both NextGen television and data delivery applications enabled by the new Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television broadcast standard. The new 3.0 standard is set to replace the current ATSC 1.0 standard in North America.
The ATSC 3.0 terrestrial broadcast standard runs on an IP (internet protocol) backbone and can integrate with other global data delivery standards, including Wi-Fi and 5G. ATSC 3.0 offers enhanced audio and visual features for television and full broadcast mobility. Currently, it is the world's most efficient one-to-many data delivery system.
Funded through a joint NSERC/ORF/CFI College-Industry Innovation Fund grant, Humber’s B²C Lab is developing the first industry research lab in North America equipped with both an ATSC 3.0 broadcast system and 5G core network, including microwave testing equipment and an RF anechoic test chamber supporting the design, development and testing of a wide range of antennas, wireless devices and prototype
Humber B²C Lab
Introduction to ATSC 3.0
Video courtesy of Arland Communications.