Fwd: Press Release ITS Launches Its First Telecommunications Science Video Series for the Public

Mike O'Dell mo at ccr.org
Fri Sep 3 16:03:13 CDT 2010

Note that the videos require Microsoft Silverlight to play them.

You'd think they might use a common video standard??? You'd be wrong.

This is just inexcusable.


On 9/3/10 3:37 PM, Richard Barth wrote:
>>> *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: *August 25, 2010
>>> *BOULDER, CO* ­ The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), a
>>> division of the National Telecommunications and Information
>>> Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, today
>>> released a collection of online training and educational videos for
>>> public viewing on ITS’s website at http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/video/.
>>> These videos cover telecommunications topics ranging from an easily
>>> understandable review of the fundamentals of radio spectrum­such as
>>> defining decibels using common logarithms­to in-depth explanations of
>>> complex engineering issues like resolving signal-interference problems.
>>> In announcing the public posting of this video collection, Al
>>> Vincent, Director of ITS, stressed that this is the first of what he
>>> expects to be a valuable educational series. “The publication of
>>> these videos reflects ITS’s goal to be not only a technical resource
>>> for telecommunication standards development, but also a trusted,
>>> impartial informational resource for industry, students, the general
>>> public, and other government organizations,” said Vincent. “This
>>> unique web-published video series represents a significant expansion
>>> in the accessibility of ITS’s research findings for the public, and
>>> we certainly hope to continue to make information on additional
>>> topics available in this way.”
>>> ITS provides a variety of useful information and tools on its
>>> website, including technical reports, radio propagation data and
>>> models, and various ITS-developed software tools. Since its founding
>>> over 70 years ago, ITS research has been fundamental to the
>>> development of realistic and achievable standards for
>>> telecommunication protocols and equipment.
>>> Video presenter Frank Sanders, a physicist and electrical engineer
>>> who leads ITS’s Telecommunications Theory Division, regularly authors
>>> ITS contributions to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
>>> The ITU is a United Nations agency that deals with telecommunications
>>> and technology issues.
>>> The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences is the research and
>>> engineering laboratory of NTIA, which serves as the executive branch
>>> agency principally responsible for advising the President on
>>> communications and information policies. For more information about
>>> ITS, visit http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov. For more information about
>>> NTIA, visit www.ntia.doc.gov <http://www.ntia.doc.gov>.
>>> # # #
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