ATSC Taps Luplow as Chairman
Zenith veteran was a key figure behind DTV standard
By Glen Dickson -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/29/2009 1:13:15 PM
Luplow is the VP of HDTV Standards and Promotion for Zenith, the U.S. R&D subsidiary of LG Electronics that holds some of the key intellectual property behind the U.S. digital television (ATSC A/53) standard, including its 8-VSB modulation system. Luplow has served on the ATSC board since 1992, and was also Zenith's primary representative for the "Digital HDTV Grand Alliance" research consortium formed in 1993 to develop the DTV broadcast system.
Most recently, he has been leading Zenith's efforts with LG and Harris Corp. to develop a mobile DTV system for the U.S. that lets broadcasters transmit to cell phones and other portable devices.
A Life Fellow of the IEEE, Luplow currently serves as chairman of the Video Systems Engineering Committee of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). He earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin; and an M.S. degree, also in electrical engineering, from the University of Pennsylvania.
"Wayne's wealth of experience in industry stands development combined with his dedication to the ongoing progression of DTV technology will make him a great chairman," said Mark Richer, ATSC president, in a statement.
In addition to Reitmeier and Luplow, ATSC board members for 2010 include Lynn Claudy, NAB; Brian Markwalter, CEA; Wendy Aylsworth, SMPTE; Sterling Davis, Cox Media Group; Joseph Flaherty, CBS; Andy Scott, NCTA; Jay Adrick, Harris; Victor Tawil, MSTV; John Godfrey, Samsung; Craig Todd, Dolby; Jim Kutzner, PBS; Anthony Caruso, CBC; and Michael Isnardi, IEEE.
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