[opendtv] Re: Rochester Responders Tuning in Datacasts

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:27:10 -0500

The first paragraph is complete and utter bunk.

We were among many public broadcasters across the country that was 
approached by Triveni two years ago to facilitate a demonstration of the 
Triveni Skyscraper to first responders and lawmakers here in Michigan, which 
we did, and the response was underwhelming.

Triveni wanted to sell Skyscraper data carousel equipment, and expected 
someone else to design the data infrastructure, the back channels, even the 
field laptop equipment.  First responders were only interested in a 
completed off-the-shelf end-to-end system.

Also, nobody was impressed with having to attach a Silver Sensor to their 
laptop, or with the inability to receive data while en route to a disaster 
scene.  Since Triveni's suggested data model included using a cell phone 
modem connected to the laptop as a back channel to request information, 
everyone questioned the wisdom or the necessity of having the DTV forward 
channel at all.

Let us see in five years how much of this emergency information network 
still exists after the federal grant money is gone.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>

> http://www.tvtechnology.com/features/news/2006.03.08-04-n-rochester.shtml
> Rochester Responders Tuning in Datacasts
> Pubcaster WXXI, Triveni build emergency info system
> by Sanjay Talwani
> ROCHESTER, N.Y.: One night about two years ago, Lt. Dan Bender
> of the Rochester (N.Y.) Fire Department, was watching HBO
> on-demand, and got an idea.

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