Status Report—SMPTE Working Group T14.10 Standardization of Digital Control for Television Equipment

Author(s): William E. Bauer ; Graeme M. Little
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1982
Conference Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Conference Date: 5 February 1982
Page(s): 109 - 117
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-912-6
DOI: 10.5594/M00628



Committee T14.10 was formed as a working group of the Committee on Television Video Technology. The first meeting was held in September 1978, under the Chairmanship of R. W. McAll. The specific purpose of the group is to define a data communication link standard to be used for digital remote control of TV studio equipment. The proposed standard will be defined by three separate documents as follows: 1) the electrical and mechanical characteristics of the signal and interconnect circuits; 2) a supervisory protocol for traffic control, to be recognized and followed by an interface device associated with each equipment connected to the link; 3) a structure and language vocabulary to be used for the text of the messages to be carried by the link. - It is intended that the electrical and mechanical specification (document 1) will be issued as an ANSI Standard; and documents 2 and 3 will become SMPTE Recommended Practices.