SCTE honours CableLabs David Broberg with 2009 Standards Award
By Anthony Capkun
September 10, 2009
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced 30-year industry veteran David Broberg of CableLabs is the 2009 recipient of the SCTE Excellence in Standards Award.
Broberg distinguished himself in the SCTE Standards Program as a member
of the SCTE Digital Video Subcommittee (DVS), whose charter is to
identify requirements and develop standards for the design and
operation of systems for delivery of video, audio, and associated data
for the cable industry.
SCTE will present its award to Broberg—who is vice-president, consumer
video technology for the office of the CTO at CableLabs—as part of the
Annual Awards Luncheon at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2009 in Denver.
The SCTE Excellence in Standards Award honours an SCTE Standards
Program participant who has significantly contributed to both the
technical standards program and the spirit of cooperation necessary for
the success of voluntary standards. The SCTE Standards Program has been
accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) since
Broberg has been involved with DVS since the subcommittee’s inaugural
year in the mid 1990s. He has served in numerous DVS drafting groups,
including the role of chair in the production of ANSI/SCTE 40 “Digital
Cable Network Interface Standard” (2004) and ANSI/SCTE 105
“Uni-Directional Receiving Device Standard for Digital Cable” (2005).
This year’s award recipient has been with CableLabs since 1999 and was
a principal developer of the OpenCable hardware architecture. He is
responsible for identifying, analyzing and developing key strategic
video technology and related specs and standards. Broberg has more than
three decades of technical and business experience in the television
industry, including broadcast, cable, satellite, and consumer
electronics, and he holds four awarded patents in the field.
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