BIS publishes new standards for digital television receivers
New Delhi: At present, television (TV) viewers in the country need to purchase a set-top box for viewing various paid and free channels. The viewer is required to use a set-top box even for the reception of free-to-air channels (non-encrypted) transmitted by Doordarshan. Now Doordarshan is in the process of phasing out Analog transmission. Free-to-air channels will continue to be broadcast using digital satellite transmission by Doordarshan.
To enable the reception of these free-to-air channels without the use of a set-top box, there is a need for television receivers with an inbuilt suitable satellite tuner.
The Bureau of Indian Standards today published three significant Indian Standards in the area of Electronics including the Indian Standard for digital television receivers with built-in satellite tuners. TVs manufactured as per this Indian standard would enable reception of Free-To-Air TV and Radio channels just by connecting a dish antenna with LNB mounted on a suitable place, at the rooftop/side wall of the building.
“This would facilitate the transmission of knowledge about government initiatives, schemes, the educational content of Doordarshan and repository of Indian cultural programs to reach and benefit a wide segment of the population in the country at large,” the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution stated today. It added that the BIS, through its technical Committee has published an Indian Standard IS 18112:2022 Speciﬁcation for television with built-in satellite tuners.
The BIS also published an Indian standard that provides requirements for USB Type-C ports, plugs and cables for use in various electronic devices like mobile phones, laptops, notebooks. This standard would provide common charging solutions for smartphones and other electronic devices sold in the country. This would facilitate in a reduction in the number of chargers per consumer as consumers will no longer need to buy diﬀerent chargers every time they buy a new device. “This would help in achieving the Government of India’s mission to reduce e-waste and move towards sustainable development,” the Ministry stated.
It may be mentioned that consumers have to keep diﬀerent chargers for various electronic devices they possess which leads to extra expenditure, an increase in e-waste and a lot of inconveniences. Countries worldwide are working to address these issues.
The third Standard published by the BIS is Indian Standards for Video Surveillance Systems (VSS). Bureau of Indian Standards, through its technical committee on Alarms and Electronic Security Systems, has developed a series of Indian Standards on Video Surveillance Systems for use in Security Applications. The standard provides a detailed outline of all the aspects of a Video Surveillance System such as requirements for its components like camera devices, interfaces, system requirements and tests to ascertain the image quality of the camera devices, and it also speciﬁes guidelines on eﬃcient installation of the system.
Considering the constantly evolving technology in the security industry and the abundant options of VSS to choose from it has become cumbersome for the common person, be it the installers, specifiers or users, to pick the right set of VSS that exactly ﬁts their intended use. This series of Standards would assist customers, installers and users in establishing their requirements, determining the appropriate equipment required for their intended application, and also providing means of evaluating objectively the performance of the VSS. This will also help in making the surveillance system more secure, robust and cost-effective.
Video Surveillance System (VSS) is an essential security component that is used almost everywhere to capture any unwanted activity. Due to the multitude of video cameras oﬀered for sale in the marketplace, and the seemingly inﬁnite variety of camera features and options available, eﬀorts to procure the right video surveillance system that produces images of suitable quality for the intended use have become confusing and technically challenging. Also, the owners and or installers do not have a clear idea of the purpose of each video surveillance system and the level of detail needed to achieve that purpose.
– global bihari bureau