On 10th March 2016 the 12th Annual Conference CERD took place in Hotel Devín in Bratislava, Slovakia, with the participation of about 80 listeners. The organizer was the company INTENZÍVA, s.r.o., and VÚS, n. o. Banská Bystrica (Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications) was one of the media partners. The conference program was focused on: f the media partners. The conference program focuses on:
- Conclusions of the World Radiocommunication Conference WRC-15 and its implications for the further development of TV broadcasting,
- Distribution of TV signals via satellite,
- Satellite navigation (GNSS).
The Conference was chaired by Mr. Juraj Oravec, Deputy DG for Radiocommunications from the Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. A very interesting presentation “Risk of GNSS Interference”, with a very positive response from among the participants, was given by another colleague of ours – Mr. Norbert Majer, Ph.D.
In 2014 VÚS, in cooperation with several significant manufacturers of TV receivers and other relevant organisations (broadcasters, network operators, etc.), drafted a new version of Technical Normalisation Information TNI 36 7554 “Technical Specification of DVB-T/-T2 Receivers Intended for the Slovak Market“. This specification already respects the movement of terrestrial digital TV broadcasting, which mainly due to the reallocation of TV spectrum for mobile services is pushing to develop more effective systems of source coding (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, but especially MPEG-H/H.265 known as HEVC) and new broadcast system DVB-T2. The new TNI 36 7554 is valid from 1st July 2015 and can be bought in ÚNMS. VÚS in response to requests by manufacturers of digital receivers carries out an assessment of digital receivers and publishes a list of models that meet the requirements of the Slovak market. More information is available tu. Receivers that pass tests have the right to be marked with logo "Suitable for Slovak DVB-T/-T2". Those interested in buying a new TV set are recommended to claim receivers bearing that logo, or to focus on receivers containing DVB-T2 tuner with MPEG-H/H.265 (HEVC) decoder.