Comark appointed as DigiCAP reseller for ATSC 3.0 solutions

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark and DigiCAP Announce Partnership Agreement for ATSC 3.0 Solutions

SOUTHWICK, MA — Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC (hereinafter “COMARK”), a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for over 45 years, has signed a partnership agreement with DigiCAP Co., Ltd.. This agreement appoints COMARK as an authorized reseller and service provider of the DigiCAP hardware and software product line. COMARK will be focusing on the North American broadcast DTV market for ATSC 3.0 solutions.

COMARK has unprecedented market experience in MPEG encoding systems and designs. Looking to deliver a multitude of solutions to DTV customers, they originally formed Comark Digital Services (CDS) back in 1997 during the transition from analog to DTV, and then re-launched the group in 2018 to assist customers with navigating the migration to ATSC 3.0. CDS currently operates a full laboratory for equipment testing, integration, and customer demonstrations. They provide market- leading solutions with the best-of-breed technology and system expertise to help customers jump into the exciting possibilities offered by ATSC 3.0.

“Because none of our CDS clients are exactly alike, we strive to find the best-of-breed suppliers in all of the product categories we represent,” says Tim Hosmer, Director of Comark Digital Services, at Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC. “Adding DigiCAP’s product line will provide the best possible choices for our clients.”

With this agreement, CDS will now represent DigiCaster, an integrated and virtualized ATSC 3.0 broadcast gateway solution, which combines eight different functions integrated into a unified system that runs on either a COTS server or in a cloud, such as AWS.

In addition, CDS will now offer HomeCaster, a solution for over-the-air ATSC 3.0 reception that provides in-home video / data distribution via Wi-Fi connectivity to both legacy DTV sets and tablets.

“The uniqueness of DigiCap ATSC 3.0 products comes from our company background,” said Sang Jin Yoon, Senior VP of Product and Business Development at DigiCAP Co., Ltd. “First, we are primarily a software development company that works on digital television solutions. Second, we have had the benefit of working with the only live, nationwide ATSC 3.0 system in the world for the past two years. Our hands-on experience and software orientation give our products a unique flavor. We look forward to working with CDS to add to the technical diversity they can offer their clients.”