ATIS has released a new standard created by the ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF): "Network Attachment and Initialisation of Devices and Client Discovery of IPTV Services (ATIS-0800017)". This document specifies the initial set of activities that prepare devices in the consumer domain to receive and consume IPTV services. It is a foundation specification addressing fundamentals such as the initialisation and attachment phases for the Delivery (home) Network Gateway (DNG) and the IPTV Terminal Function (ITF), which includes the set top box. Comprehensively, it covers network attachment, service provider discovery, service provider attachment and services discovery procedures.
"By providing the critical groundwork to coordinate the efforts of virtually every element of the IPTV ecosystem this standard brings the next evolutionary step in entertainment television ever-closer to wide-scale deployment," said Susan Miller, President and CEO of ATIS.