December 14, 2010, Washington, DC – The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions’ (ATIS) IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) has recently launched a new work program to address Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) for Stereoscopic 3D IPTV.
Stereoscopic 3D is a rapidly developing area, but further data collection is necessary in order to best understand user perceptions of quality. To this end, the IIF will describe, analyze and recommend multiple quality-related metrics. Potential metrics include: depth maps and depth perception, loss of resolution caused by frame-compatible formats, video synchronization, 3D graphics and closed captioning, ghosting from left-right cross-talk, QoE issues such as 3D fatigue, and more.
Once the information gathering and analyses are complete, the IIF will produce specifications which address areas of applicable QoS and QoE. This work not only ensures a worthwhile end-user experience, but also naturally complements the IIF’s other recent efforts, which enable on-demand services and support for Internet-sourced content in the IPTV ecosystem. Previously, the IIF established IPTV’s functional framework for the delivery of linear / broadcast services over IPTV.
“The IIF’s 3D initiative addresses a rapidly growing television capability and nascent market segment,” said Susan Miller, ATIS’ President and CEO. “Along with the IIF’s other efforts, this 3D work is advancing IPTV’s continued evolution and setting the foundation for the future’s more robust IPTV capabilities.”
About The IPTV Interoperability Forum
The IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) enables the interoperability, interconnection, and implementation of IPTV systems/services by developing ATIS standards and facilitating related technical activities. This forum will place an emphasis on North American and ATIS Member Company needs in coordination with other regional and international standards development organizations.
ATIS is the leading technical planning and standards development organization committed to the rapid development of global, market-driven standards for the information, entertainment and communications industry. More than 250 companies actively formulate standards in ATIS’ 18 Committees, covering issues including: IPTV, Service Oriented Networks, Home Networking, Energy Efficiency, IP-Based and Wireless Technologies, Quality of Service, Billing and Operational Support. In addition, numerous Incubators, Focus and Exploratory Groups address emerging industry priorities including “Green”, IP Downloadable Security, Next Generation Carrier Interconnect, IPv6 and Convergence.
ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio and Telecommunications’ Sectors, and a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, please visit www.atis.org.