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U New Hampshire Partners for Statewide Public Safety Datacasting

The University of New Hampshire is working with New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) and the New Hampshire Department of Safety to roll out a statewide public safety datacasting service.

Built on technology from Triveni Digital that leverages the ATSC A/153 Mobile DTV Standard, the service will deliver text messages and rich media content (including video files, audio, text and graphics) to police vehicles and base stations utilizing NHPTV's statewide network. In addition, the technology supports the new Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) specifications, allowing emergency notifications and regular programming to be received by a wide range of consumer mobile devices.

To manage ATSC Mobile metadata as well as PSIP information, the datacasting service utilizes Triveni Digital's GuideBuilder PSIP metadata generator and GuideBuilder Mobile metadata generator. The company's Skyscraper DTV system enables content distribution. Emergency alert information is managed by NHPTV in conjunction with the New Hampshire State Police.

"Deploying a statewide public datacasting service for mobile devices is critical to ensuring the safety of New Hampshire citizens," said Brian Shepperd, director of broadband services at UNH, in a press release. "By partnering with Triveni Digital, we are now able to deliver secure, reliable and feature-rich emergency alert information in real time to those who need it most."

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