| DMDA is now terminated, out of business. This web site is
maintained for historical purposes only.
| DMDA will participate in the Digital Media Summit (June
7-8, 2004, Los Angeles CA). Digital Media Summit addresses digital technologies
that create, deliver and distribute content including Digital TV, Interactive TV
and HDTV, Film, VOD and DVR Video and DVD Cable networks and Broadcast TV.
Topics include: TV Anywhere, Anytime; Multimedia and Video on Mobile Devices,
Broadcast Mobile Services, and New Revenue Streams for TV Programming.
| DMDA Members are considering a working group on
interoperability guidelines for automotive audio. Companies interested in
participating should contact Tom White.
| The membership dues structure for 2005 has been
approved by the Board of Directors. Dues and Participation Fees have been
reduced to encourage greater participation, especially from smaller companies.
| We are in the process of assembling a database of
companies that are manufacturing and designing digital media devices, and
suppliers of technologies for those devices. Companies that want to be listed in
the database (which will be available to the public via our web site) should
contact Tom White for more information.
| DMDA Executive Director Tom White is participating in
the Digital Media Project directed by MPEG Convenor Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione.
The DMDA's CfP defining requirements for interoperable audio devices has been
submitted to DMP as a reference source for DMP's own call for solutions for
interoperable Portable Audio/Video players.
|DMDA IWG: The DMDA-IWG participants have decided to put the proposal
review process on hold.
| The web-based DMDA News Service, which provides daily
coverage of stories specifically of interest to device makers has been replaced
with an email-based news delivery system. Many DMDA members felt having targeted
information delivered to them was extremely valuable, but the
manpower and other costs made the web-based system impractical. The email-based
DMDA News Service is available for free to DMDA members and by subscription to
all other interested parties.
|DMDA-IWG: Of the four proposals for Interoperability Technology
for Digital Media Devices being considered, three appear to sufficiently respond
to the Call to warrant discussion within the
group. Participants are currently reviewing the proposals internally, in
preparation for beginning group discussions later this year. The revised
schedule has been postponed until all DMDA-IWG participants have had a chance to
review the proposals.
|With continued concerns about travel, the economy, and
the short-term opportunities for new business from digital media devices, the
members have elected to conduct any 2003 meetings via teleconferencing. Staff
will continue to monitor legal and legislative issues as well as business
deals and product announcements and keep the DMDA membership informed via email.
|DMDA-IWG: In light of the members' decision not to engage in
physical meetings, the procedure and schedule proposed in the Call is no longer
realistic. A revised schedule will be discussed at the next meeting
|DMDA-IWG: Four companies responded to the
Call. An overview of each proposal has been distributed to DMDA-IWG
participants for review. Proponents will be notified if additional information
(and/or a formal presentation and Q/A session) is needed.